Enhancing the Community College Pathway to Engineering Careers
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Community colleges play an important role in starting students on the road to engineering careers, but students often face obstacles in transferring to four-year educational institutions to continue their education. Enhancing the Community College Pathway to Engineering Careers, a new book from the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council, discusses ways to improve the transfer experience for students at community colleges and offers strategies to enhance partnerships between those colleges and four-year engineering schools to help students transfer more smoothly. In particular, the book focuses on challenges and opportunities for improving transfer between community colleges and four-year educational institutions, recruitment and retention of students interested in engineering, the curricular content and quality of engineering programs, opportunities for community colleges to increase diversity in the engineering workforce, and a review of sources of information on community college and transfer students. It includes a number of current policies, practices, and programs involving community collegea "four-year institution partnerships.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 7.6mm | 204.12g
  • National Academies Press
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 0309095344
  • 9780309095341

Table of contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Overview; 4 2 Successful Transfer of Students to Four-Year Institutions; 5 3 Recruitment and Retention; 6 4 Curricular Content, Quality, and Standards; 7 5 Diversity in the Engineering Workforce; 8 6 Data Collection; 9 7 Report Summary; 10 Appendix A Committee Members Biographical Information; 11 Appendix B Committee Meeting Agenda, April 1, 2004; 12 Appendix C Workshop on Key Issues and Exemplary Practices Meeting Agenda, July 7-8, 2004; 13 Appendix D Workshop Participants; 14 Appendix E Transfer Data; 15 Appendix F Referencesshow more

About Committee on Enhancing the Community College Pathway to Engineering Careers

Mary C. Mattis and John Sislin, Editors, Committee on Enhancing the Community College Pathway to Engineering Careers, Committee on Engineering Education, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Coshow more