Charlotte, North Carolina
June 20, 1999
June 20, 1999
June 23, 1999
4.539.1 - 4.539.4
The Tennessee Exemplary Faculty for Advanced Technological Education Project an Overview*
Kurt D. Frederick
Nashville State Technical Institute
The various activities making up the Tennessee Exemplary Faculty for Advanced Technological Education (TEFATE) project through the South East Advanced Technological Education Consortium (SEATEC), funded by the National Science Foundation, will be described in this presentation. TEFATE highlights include the use of interdisciplinary teams, specialized training and workshop activities, site visits to industry locations for data gathering, the placement of faculty in industry internships, and the preparation of 25 case studies developed as a result of the project activities and faculty experiences. Also to be discussed are the activities and events planned for the follow-up project to TEFATE, named the South East Advanced Technological Education Consortium Case Model Development Project.
SEATEC is a consortium of five two-year colleges located in Tennessee. Those colleges are Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Jackson State Community College, Nashville State Technical Institute, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and State Technical Institute at Memphis. An overall goal of this consortium is to provide leadership for reform of technological education through the use of case-based instructional delivery. A synthesis of the best thinking and practice of experts in the field along with the established structure of the SEATEC interdisciplinary teams and industry partners will lead to the development of real-world model cases. The impact of the case studies on students will also be studied.
The SEATEC consortium began in August 1995, with the award of a planning grant (DUE #9454648 - $50,000) awarded to Chattanooga State Technical Community College to develop a telecommunications center proposal. This center proposal led to the two-year TEFATE project (DUE #9602401, FY 96: $219,662, FY 97: $229,972) award in September 1996. In the fall of
Frederick, K. (1999, June), The Tennessee Exemplary Faculty For Advanced Technological Education Project An Overview Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina. https://peer.asee.org/7990
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