June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
24.832.1 - 24.832.14
Top 3 Topics abstract fits into from “Call for Papers:”Authors: Sabeen Altaf, IIE; Randy Collins, Clemson Univeristy, Eck Doerry, Northern Arizona University;Larry Shuman, University of Pittsburgh1. Needs, Opportunities, and Challenges for Global Engineering Education2. Programs for engineering students to gain international experience3. International Collaborations, Experiences, Partnerships, Service LearningPaper Title: Creating innovative study abroad opportunities for engineering students through Consortia.The paper addresses how two consortia-based programs - Global Engineering Education Exchange(Global E3), administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and Germany’s UAS7(University of Applied Sciences 7) consortium, were created to address both real and perceivedobstacles that engineering students face when considering a study abroad experience, including issuesrelated to cost, credit, and housing. The paper will present an overview of why these two programswere created, document how they have grown, their ability to respond to current needs in engineeringeducation, remaining challenges for each, and then draw some conclusions about the future of the twoprograms. We will discuss the advantages to both students and institutions of consortia programs andsome of the concerns. We will also address how programs such as Global E3 and the UAS7 modelattempt to navigate various higher education systems, responding to both old and new challenges increating a “globally competent” engineer. We will also address how consortia programs can help fosternew approaches to study abroad. Finally, the paper will describe how the respective consortium-basedprograms have helped internationalize the field of engineering education by creating strategicpartnerships around the world and using the respective programs as a platform for long-termcollaborations amongst institutions that go beyond student mobility.
Altaf, S. A., & Doerry, E., & Shuman, L. J., & Collins, E. R. (2014, June), Joining Hands: Using Consortia to Efficiently Create Easily Accessible International Experiences for Engineering Students Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20723
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