Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
College Industry Partnerships
This paper significantly expands a paper presented at the 2017 ASEE-CIEC Conference. That CIEC paper outlined a template for a new BS degree, “Multidisciplinary Technology” (MDT), that features a flexible plan of study. MDT allows company partners considerable input into degree course requirements to meet unique employee education needs, which may differ from traditional academic plans of study. This new paper for ASEE 2018 presents the specific course requirements for three unique MDT plans of study which have been developed since the CIEC paper. One plan is with Red Gold, the U.S.'s largest privately-owned tomato processor. Another plan is with Subaru at its US based automotive assembly plant. A third plan is with another major automotive company and affiliated suppliers, which prefer to remain unnamed. Additionally, the unnamed companies' plan of study meshes with another college’s AS degree to create a “2+2” AS-to-BS program. This paper will outline the process used to develop the plans, present the specific subject requirements for each new plan of study, and briefly discuss the companies’ employee development rationale in building an MDT plan of study. This paper will be of interest to CIPD members who wish to explore new approaches that assist industry in meeting employee education and development needs.
Schaffer, R. A., & Carlson, J. (2018, June), Three Examples of a New Industry-authored Flexible Plan B.S. Degree Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31140
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