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Recommendations For Liberal Education In Engineering: A White Paper From The Liberal Education Division Of The American Society For Engineering Education

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Conference

2002 Annual Conference

Location

Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

Start Date

June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Strengthening Liberal Education in Engineering

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

7.971.1 - 7.971.11

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/10633

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128

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Nicholas Steneck

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Barbara Olds

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Kathryn Neeley

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Abstract

This White Paper offers recommendations for liberal education (LE) in engineering education in response to the opportunities presented and needs highlighted by ABET’s Criteria 2000. The first version of the White Paper was created under the leadership of Nicholas Steneck and Barbara Olds and presented at the 2001 meeting of ASEE. The interest generated by that presentation confirmed that general guidelines of the type the White Paper presents were both needed and welcomed by the engineering education community. Following the 2001 meeting, Kathryn Neeley, outgoing chair of the Liberal Education Division, joined Steneck and Olds in the effort to bring the White Paper to completion and to the attention of the various parties who will be involved in the implementation of Criteria 2000. The text that follows has been amended and expanded by Steneck, Olds, and Neeley based on the feedback received at the 2001 meeting and subsequent to it. The discussions that led to the development of this White Paper suggest that it is probably not possible and perhaps even not desirable to seek unanimity on the definition of LE or the ideals that should guide it. The intent here is to provide general guidelines and broad standards for the engineering education community to use in implementing ABET’s Criteria 2000.

Steneck, N., & Olds, B., & Neeley, K. (2002, June), Recommendations For Liberal Education In Engineering: A White Paper From The Liberal Education Division Of The American Society For Engineering Education Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. https://peer.asee.org/10633

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