Challenges in curriculum adaptation across institutions of higher education: international and national student transfer

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Creator Furse, Cynthia M.; Cotter, Neil E.
Other Author Kempter, Roland; Safai, Nick M.; Brinton, Lee
Title Challenges in curriculum adaptation across institutions of higher education: international and national student transfer
Date 2006
Description The challenges associated with student transfer between institutions of higher education are investigated. The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) requires that undergraduate courses from non-ABET accredited institutions are recognized across public universities and colleges in Utah Based on empirical data, we show that as a result, curriculum development now has to take place across institutions. As a first step, to maintain academic standards in this changing environment, before granted major status in Electrical Engineering, we propose an admissions test for all students. In addition, undergraduate student performance could be continuously monitored, similar to the monitoring process of international graduate students. Typically, the change in academic environment for students also includes the transition from a more personal to a more anonymous setting. Thus, we propose the creation of a "transfer student academic advisory' position-similar to an international advisor - in all colleges across Utah. Our research is a first step towards the goal of achieving unified engineering programs across institutions.
Type Text
Publisher American Society for Engineering Education
First Page 18
Last Page 22
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kempter, R., Furse, C. M., Cotter, N. E., Safai, N. M., & Brinton, L. (2006). Challenges in curriculum adaptation across institutions of higher education: international and national student transfer. Best Paper Award (International Division) 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. June 18-22
Rights Management (c)American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zk619s
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