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Making A Partnership Work: Outcomes Assessment Of A Multi Task, Multi Institutional Project

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.281.1 - 2.281.20



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Jens Jorgensen

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Lueny Morell de Ramírez

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José L. Zayas

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John Lamancusa

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Session 2313

Making a Partnership Work: Outcomes Assessment of a Multi-Task, Multi-Institutional Project

Lueny Morell de Ramírez, José L. Zayas/University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, John Lamancusa/Penn State University Jens Jorgensen/University of Washington

This paper describes the Manufacturing Engineering Education Partnership (MEEP) project’s summative assessment strategy. Since 1994, three universities, Penn State, University of Washington and University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, have been working together to develop a new, practice-based curriculum and physical facilities for product realization and manufacturing. The overall outcome is the development at each participating institution of what we call The Learning Factory. In addition to describing the project’s four major tasks and deliverables, we present the assessment plan, its principal elements, and the tools used for qualitative evaluation. Finally, the paper highlights some of the assessment results and reviews some of the elements that made this partnership a success. The assessment strategy presented in this paper could be used as a model for similar multi- institutional, multi-task projects.

Jorgensen, J., & de Ramírez, L. M., & Zayas, J. L., & Lamancusa, J. (1997, June), Making A Partnership Work: Outcomes Assessment Of A Multi Task, Multi Institutional Project Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6674

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