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National Center Of Excellence For Advanced Manufacturing Education (Nsf Ate Program)

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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7.881.1 - 7.881.5



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Robert Mott

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National Center Of Excellence For Advanced Manufacturing Education

Robert L. Mott Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center Sinclair Community College University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio

Abstract The National Center Of Excellence For Advanced Manufacturing Education (NCE/AME) was established in Dayton, Ohio in 1995 as one of the first three National Science Foundation national centers of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. * The NCE/AME is managed through the Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center (AIM Center), a partnership between Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. One major goal of the NCE/AME is to develop novel curriculum materials for the manufacturing engineering technology field that are based on constructivist principles. This paper will describe the basic nature of the instructional materials, curriculum design, and educational services offered. A Novel Modular Curriculum for Manufacturing Engineering Technology The primary product of the NCE/AME is the design of a novel instructional module development process called The Module ArchitectureÓ1. This process is being used to develop instructional modules for an associate degree in manufacturing engineering technology that are activity-based, competency-based, contextual, industry-verified and teamwork-based with assessment embedded at every stage. Reference 2 provides a comprehensive description of the program, the pedagogy on which it is based, and each of the 67 modules. An associate degree program has been designed that utilizes 67 modules aligned within nine subject matter clusters, listed below. Manufacturing Processes and Materials Mathematics Design for Manufacturing Science Production and Inventory Control Humanities, Communications and Teamwork Quality Management Manufacturing Systems and Automation Enterprise Integration In addition, the complete curriculum includes six courses from the traditional offerings of a college in the areas of humanities, social science, oral communication, and English composition. The design of the curriculum is novel in its content in addition to being primarily modular in structure with extensive use of activity-based instruction.

Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright Ó 2002, American Society for Engineering Education

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Mott, R. (2002, June), National Center Of Excellence For Advanced Manufacturing Education (Nsf Ate Program) Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11011

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