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Industry University Partnership A Model For Faculty Continuing Development And Student Co Op Opportunities

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Innovation in Continuing Education

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9.730.1 - 9.730.8

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Martin Cala

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Jaymin Patel

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Ganesh Kudav

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Burke Davis

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Session 2222


Ganesh Kudav, Marty Cala – Faculty Members Burke M. Davis, and Jaymin J. Patel, Undergraduate Students,

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Youngstown State University, Ohio


Youngstown State University and Parker Hannifin Corporation have jointly created the Hydraulics Research and Education Center at Youngstown State University. The goal of this center is to channel faculty research activities with industrial partners toward promoting teaching, training and learning. The current activity in connection with this center is the conversion of faculty development activities into curricular innovations.

A systematic approach is being investigated for the development, capture and distribution of curricular materials. Faculty, students and Parker-Hannifin engineers and managers are presently being organized to develop and use this system and its content material. Moreover, this pilot system is intended to demonstrate the capability of the new partnership toward innovating the undergraduate curriculum. For example, the multiple targets for innovation could range from recruitment activities to freshman year courses, to sophomore laboratories, to junior co-operative education experiences, to the capstone experience in the senior year.

Therefore, this center has catalyzed the collaboration of multiple participants with interests in a variety of curricular features. Innovations are proposed in the form of new or different content, new delivery methods, and expanded points of delivery. This center is also helping to redefine interactions with institutional entities such as the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, the University Assessment Council, and the Office of Professional Practice. This center will created opportunities to streamline the undergraduate curriculum and share resources more roundly.

Learning outcomes of curricular innovation stemming from this partnerships include increased exposure to emerging technologies, multi-disciplined activities, team learning, communications, and project management [1]. There also exist many beneficial institutional outcomes including faculty development in research interests, improved industrial partnerships, Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Cala, M., & Patel, J., & Kudav, G., & Davis, B. (2004, June), Industry University Partnership A Model For Faculty Continuing Development And Student Co Op Opportunities Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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