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1 1 The IEEE Educational Activities Board 17 February 2007 Meeting Los Angeles, CA

2 2 Informal meeting/Caucus

3 3 EABs Mandate l The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) shall… l Recommend to the Board of Directors policies on educational matters l Implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit IEEE members in educational pursuits l And the engineering and scientific community, and the general public.

4 4 EABs programs l Broad planning of educational activities of the IEEE l Development and delivery of continuing education products and activities l Development of guidelines for the IEEE representatives to accreditation bodies l Monitoring of accreditation activities l Coordination of pre-university programs l Representation of the IEEE in matters regarding engineering education

5 5 EABs Mandate l The EAB shall be the IEEE interface in education-related matters with external bodies l EAB shall be responsible for administration of the annual assessment paid to ABET, Inc.

6 Membership Chair/Strategic Planning Moshe Kam Vice Chair/N&AJim Tien Strategic PlanningEleanor Baum Section OutreachAnu Gokhale Society OutreachKen Yang Continuing EducationRoger Sudbury Pre-university Education Arthur Winston Accreditation CouncilDavid Baker

7 Membership RA/ Global Accreditation Jose Antonio de la O Public AwarenessAmy Bell FinanceDavid Hodges Technical ActivitiesAndrew Blanchard Technical ActivitiesStuart Long Regional ActivitiesS.K. Ramesh Continuing EducationRoger Sudbury Managing DirectorBarbara Stoler

8 8 Representatives and Liaisons ASEEJim Melsa GOLDVerona Wong Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Expert Now Tamer Basar IEEE-USAJohn Steadman

9 9 Absences l Arthur Winston l Dave Baker (replaced by Larry Hoffman) l Barbara Stoler (replaced by Douglas Gorham)

10 Bernard M. Gordon Prize Harold S Goldberg Arthur Winston Jerome E Levy For the development of a multi-disciplinary graduate program for engineering professionals who have the potential and the desire to be engineering leaders."

11 11 Themes for the First EAB Meeting in 2007 l Review of EAB main activities l Pre-university Activities l University-level Activities (including Accreditation) l Post-University Activities (Continuing Education) l Public Awareness l Ongoing New Initiatives l IEEE Global Position in Accreditation l Increasing the Representation of Women in IEEEs Fields of Engineering

12 12 Themes for the First Meeting l Discussion of two position papers l IEEE position paper on accreditation l IEEE position paper on the first professional degree in engineering l Discussion of future initiatives l Consolidation of IEEEs on-line courses l Magazine for pre-university students l Standards Education through Expert Now l Technology Surveys

13 13 Welcome and Introductions

14 14 Todays agenda 1KamIntroductions/Roll Call AllApproval of agenda/consent agenda* KamEAB activity update (Break 10:00-10:15) Kam for Baker APC Report 4.1GonzalezIEEE EAB Accreditation Activities in Peru Kam/De la O Serna Report: Committee on Global Accreditation Activities (CGAA)

15 15 Todays agenda 4.3Hoffman for Baker Report: 16 February APC Meeting Update KingReport: IEEE Representative Director to ABET VaranasiReport - CSAB Executive Session EAB Photo Session1200 Lunch Eisenstein/ Fultz Discussion: 1 st Degree of Engineering GorhamReport - Pre-University (Break )

16 16 Todays agenda 7BellReport: New Initiative: Increasing the Representation of Women in IEEEs Fields of Interest BasarReport: IEEE Expert Now Editorial Board Sudbury/ Basar Action: New IEEE Expert Now Editorial Board 8.2Babeu- Kelly Report: IEEE Expert Now TienReport: EAB Rep to PSPB and Marketing and Sales Committee

17 17 Todays agenda 9 Reports from OUs De la O Serna / Ramesh Report: Regional Activities Board (RAB) - Optional 9.2Blanchard/ Long Report: Technical Activities Board (TAB) - Optional 9.3MillsReport: Standards Association 9.4SteadmanReport: IEEE-USA - Optional 10Reports from Outside Organizations 10.1BredesonECEDHA

18 18 Todays agenda 10.2LandElectrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department Heads Organization (ECETDHA) 10.3MelsaAmerican Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 10.4HughesIEEE Education Society 11Next Meeting: 16 June Loews Hotel Philadelphia, PA

19 19 Todays agenda 12KamOld Business 13KamNew Business 14KamAdjournment

20 20 Review of Consent Agenda (1) l Approval of the 18 November 2006 EAB minutes l Affirmation of the 2007 EAB membership l Affirmation of the 2007 EAB committee membership l Approval of appointments to CEAA and ABETs EAC

21 21 Review of Consent Agenda (2) l Approval of appointments to CTAA and ABETs TAC l Endorsement of revisions to TAB manual l IEEE Conference Committee Charter l Endorsement of revisions to IEEE Bylaws l Conferences Committee

22 22 Beginning of Formal Meeting

23 23 (Roll Call)

24 24 Approval of consent agenda ?

25 25 Approval of Agenda?

26 26 Vice President Report

27 27 Planning Document for EAB in 2007 l The final version (#5, 15 January 2007) is available l Provides detailed listing of planned and proposed projects for 2007 l Includes tables summarizing tasks by topic area and by committee chair l Does not include routine (and important) activities l One task for 2007: a VP manual

28 28 Classification of Activities l Pre-university l University level l Post-university (continuing education) l Public education

29 29 Pre-university Activities

30 30 Pre-university Activities l Objective: Increase the propensity of young people to select engineering as a career path l Sample activities: l The on-line portal l Teacher in-service program

31 31 l IEEEs pre-university education portal l For students, parents, teachers and school counselors l A joint project of IEEE, IBM, and the New York Hall of Science l Non-IEEE investment of approximately $1.5M l US/Canada version was launched on June 2006

32 32 Main Functions l Life of an Engineer l Become an Engineer l Find a University l Lesson Plans l Ask an Expert l Play Games

33 33 Ask an Expert Ask a Student Pose questions to current engineering students about courses, universities, preparation, co-op programs, student life Ask an Engineer Pose questions to engineers about education, universities and degrees, salaries, the work engineers do, the direction of a particular discipline, technical matters. The biggest surprises: The large number of questions, especially from university students; The large number of questions from India Pre-University Education

34 34 Ask an Expert… l Q: How many years of college did it take you to become what you are now? I'm 13 years old, how can I start preparing for college? Pre-University Education

35 35 Four universities in Australia l Q: I have a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering from an Indian university. I have applied to four (4) universities in Australia for a Master of Engineering program in Mechanical Engineering. The universities are: 1. University of Wollongong; 2. University of Technology, Sydney; 3. Curtin University of Technology; and 4. The University of Sydney. How do I go about selecting one of these universities if they all accept me? Pre-University Education

36 36 Technical Questions l Q: Could you list current topics under Grid Computing that can be presented as a paper? l Q: I want know about retinal recognition technology or retinal scan identity technology. l Q: I need information about wireless transmission of power. Pre-University Education

37 37 Very specific questions… l Q: I write from Bangalore, India. I study toward a diploma in Mechanical Engineering and wish to join later a part time Bachelor of Engineering program. Can this be done in either one of the following locations; Bangalore, Chennai, and Ajmer? Pre-University Education

38 38 Very Specific Questions… l Q: I write from New South Wales, Australia. My marks in the High School Certificate (HSC) are a bit low, and I am concerned about admissions to university studies in electrical engineering. Do you have any pertinent advice? If a student gets low percentage on the HSC, does that mean that the student is not suitable for engineering? Do HSC marks affect the future course of the student? Pre-University Education

39 39 How do we cope? l Four regular respondents l Including an expert on Indian higher education l We pick questions of wide appeal over very narrow and specific questions l We use the answers to demonstrate a principle and send a broad message Pre-University Education

40 40 Recent Portal Developments l We have added 13 countries to the University Search l We are translating the site into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, and Russian l We are adding university-level sections to the portal

41 41 University-level Sections in TryEngineering l Graduate Studies l Links to all graduate studies websites of listed universities l How to find an appropriate program? l How to find and work with an advisor? l Preparation for employment in engineering l Job interviews, Resume preparation, Job banks l Improving soft skills and marketability of qualifications

42 42 Teacher In Service Program

43 43 The Teacher In Service Program (TISP) l A program that trains IEEE volunteers to work with pre-university teachers l Based on approved Lesson Plans l Prepared by IEEE volunteered l Tested in classrooms l Associated with Education Standards l Designed to highlight engineering design principles l The cost is less than $100 for a class of 30 Pre-University Education

44 44 How does it work? l A Section volunteers to run a TISP training event l EAB provides logistical support and instructors l Volunteers gather for a day and a half of training l With teachers and school administrators l Volunteers spread the program in their school districts A corporate sponsor would be nice

45 45 Pre-University Education

46 l Boston l Indianapolis l Kuala Lumpur l Capetown l Lima, Peru l Rio de Janeiro l Baltimore l Dallas Pre-University Education

47 47 Our current deficiency: lesson plans Solutions: purchasing lesson plans from consultants requesting IEEE Technical Societies to help

48 48 Other Projects under Discussion l Activities for pre-university students in IEEE established conferences l New EAB/TAB Initiative l An IEEE publication for pre- university students Pre-University Education

49 49 University-level Activities

50 50 University-level Activities l Objectives: l Improve academic curricula and ensure their purposeful adaptation to the changing technical and business climate l Improve delivery and effectiveness of engineering education l Improve retention of engineering and technology students

51 51 University-level Education: General Outlook l 10 years ago EABs principal activity in the university-level education was assistance to ABET l In addition, we provided accreditation workshops outside the US l Mostly show and tell and review of existing accreditation systems l Model curriculum work in IEEE was performed almost exclusively by the IEEE Computer Society l We have progressed significantly since then University Level Education

52 52 EAB and University-level Education Today (1) l We continue to work with ABET l Though we have become more engaged in areas where we have been absent before l We have expanded greatly our activities outside the US l Refer to the CGAA presentation University Level Education

53 53 EAB and University-level Education Today (2) l We started a model curriculum effort in three areas: l Biomedical Engineering (just started) l Systems Engineering (just started) l Biometrics (moving forward) l We are looking into certification/assessment programs l With Holmes Corporation in the area of Biometrics l With SME in the area of Electrical Engineering Technology University Level Education

54 54 EAB and University-level Education Today (3) l We are becoming a major resource of information on university-level education and accreditation l is the best university search tool available for programs in Engineering and Computer Science l The portal will be upgraded in 2007 to provide more services to the university community University Level Education

55 55 EAB and University-level Education Today (4) l We work on curriculum development for women in their first year at the College of Engineering l A new initiative led by Amy Bell l We hope to cooperate closely with WIE and the IEEE Education Society University Level Education

56 56 Accreditation University Level Education

57 57 IEEEs Role in Accreditation (1) l IEEE considers accreditation a key vehicle to ensure active involvement of the Institute in maintaining the quality and relevance of engineering education l IEEE seeks a leadership role in accreditation within all the areas of its technical activities University Level Education

58 58 IEEEs Role in Accreditation (2) l IEEE seeks leadership in accreditation worldwide l Including participation in development and administration of accrediting bodies l IEEE seeks to develop and support local accrediting bodies where such bodies do not exist at the present time University Level Education

59 59 EABs Accreditation Projects in 2007 l Development of IEEEs white paper on accreditation l Development of a comprehensive on-line resource on accrediting bodies and mutual recognition agreements l Assistance to emerging accrediting bodies and accreditation projects worldwide: l China, India, the Caribbean, South America: Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador University Level Education

60 60 The New Portal on Accreditation (1) l Explanation of accreditation, the accreditation process, basic terminology l A list with links to all recognized accrediting bodies in the world l Including the program they accredit l When applicable, a search capability tied with TryEngineering University Level Education

61 61 The New Portal on Accreditation (2) l Mutual recognition agreements l Who has signed them l Full text l Common interpretation l What does this agreement mean to you? l Selected bibliography University Level Education

62 62 Accreditation in the United States University Level Education

63 63 Scope l IEEE participates in ABET activities as IEEE and through CSAB l The CS is 40% of CSAB l Very close cooperation between the two groups l 3+2 Board members (4 from IEEE) l Approximately 350 IEEE volunteers are involved University Level Education

64 64 IEEEs Expenditures on US Accreditation l Direct fees to ABET l Directly and through CSAB l Support of committee work l Training l Rough total: $1M

65 65 Pending Issues Concerning ABET l ABETs administration as a 501 (c) (3) corporation l The Participation Project l Understanding and agreement on milestones and end goals l International Accreditation l [EAB and ABET will have a half-day meeting on 26 February 2007] University Level Education

66 66 Accreditation Outside the United States University Level Education

67 67 Key IEEE Activities l Providing help to accrediting bodies in formation l Including training of evaluators l Providing help to groups that want to start new accrediting bodies l Providing education about accreditation University Level Education

68 68 Where do we operate now? l China: Working Group on Education in China l First meeting: November 2006 l Peru: ICACIT l The Caribbean: new accrediting body for program taught in English l T&T: West Indies University University Level Education

69 69 New in 2007… l Activities in El Salvador and Ecuador l Establishment of an accreditation committee in India University Level Education

70 70 Education about Standards University Level Education

71 71 Education about Standards l About 450 schools have full access to IEEE standards through IEL l About 10 schools make use of this feature… University Level Education

72 72 IEEE Standards Education Portal l A joint Standards Association / EAB project l Funded in part by the US NSF l Developed by the Standards Education Committee l Aims to provide university educators and students with opportunities to learn how to read standards and understand them University Level Education

73 73 IEEE Standards in Education l A major cooperative effort of the SA and EAB l A portal with State-of-the Art material on Standards Education University Level Education

74 74 IEEE Standards in Education Portal l Topical Content l Supporting the incorporation of the teaching of standards in the undergraduate engineering and engineering technology programs l Content useful to the general public l Standards, their applications, and their impact on designing new products, processes, and services University Level Education

75 75 Main Sections of Portal l Tutorial Modules and Case Illustrations l Applications l Submitted by students and/or their faculty mentors l Glossary l Reference Guide l Alphabetical listing of standards development bodies and standards-related terminologies – soon to be categorized by technical domain l News and Features l Gateway to other learning opportunities University Level Education

76 76 Challenges l The portal is a pilot for which a transition plan and scaling are not yet ready l Currently it is operated as a pilot in three schools l In 2007 we need to decide on l Final look and feel l Dissemination plan l Second Phase development plan l IT issues, including hosting University Level Education

77 77 IEEE Position Paper on Standards in the Curriculum l Part of the work plan of the Standards Education Committee l Will state the desired role of technical standards in the academic curriculum l Programs in engineering and computer science l Will be used in model curriculum development and in discussions with accrediting bodies University Level Education

78 78 Position Papers University Level Education

79 79 Position Papers l IEEE position paper on accreditation l We will discuss this morning l IEEE position paper on the first degree in engineering l We will discuss in the afternoon l The role of technical standards in the engineering curriculum University Level Education

80 80 Post-university Activities Continuing Education

81 81 Post-university Activities l Objectives: l Provide practitioners in IEEEs fields of interest with accessible and affordable high quality continuing education products

82 82 Main Activities l On-line tutorial library: IEEE Expert Now l On-line course library: Educational Partners l Development of certification programs in telecommunications and biometrics l Workshops on IEEE standards l The Deans Summit Continuing Education

83 83 IEEE Expert Now l 1-hour long on-line learning modules l Developed by leading experts l Usually on the basis of conference workshops l Professionally produced l Easy to use player-viewer, audio and video files, diagrams, animations, and automatic place marking l Optional CEUs Continuing Education

84 84 Why are we doing this? l To facilitate the continuing education needs of IEEE Members and other practitioners l To provide learning opportunities in manageable, one hour installments l To make IEEE the marketplace leader in providing high-quality e-learning services for practicing engineers, scientists and researchers Continuing Education

85 85 Why are we doing this? (2) l To create an additional revenue stream for IEEE Societies and Councils l As a membership development tool Continuing Education

86 86 A Quick Status Report l 52 courses are available l 24 more are in development l We have six (6) corporate customers l First reimbursement to societies in 2007 l Members subscription will be made available in 2007 l An Editorial Board was just established l First editor in chief is Tamer Basar Continuing Education

87 87 IEEE Expert Now Course Projections * *3 carried over from 2006 that need to be developed Continuing Education

88 88 A Serious Setback l In November 2006 we have promised IEEE members that in 2007 they will have access to the library through XPLORE l As of today this has not happened (very embarrassing) Continuing Education

89 89 A Serious Setback (2) l The current target date is 10 March 2007 l We offered IEEE Section free copies on a CD ROM for use in Section and Chapter events for 2007 Continuing Education

90 90 Main themes in the current library Continuing Education

91 91 Instrumentation and Devices: 25 Courses General Area Number Principal Owner Electron Devices4 (5)EDS Electro-optics7 (8)LEOS TeraHertz1Sensors Council On-chip transmission lines 2CPMT Nanotechnology, devices 6 (7)Solid State Circuits Society Metrology, Instrumentation 3Instrumentation and Measurement Continuing Education

92 92 Power and RF: 14 Courses General Area Number Principal Owner Power Engineering PES+IAS Power Electronics 6PELS RF Design5MTT Continuing Education

93 93 Computers and Reliability: 8 Courses General Area Number Principal Owner Computers3Computer Society Reliability5Reliability Society Continuing Education

94 94 Communications and Systems: 27 Courses General Area Number Principal Owner Communications 4(5)+6ComSoc +VTS 802 Standards4EAB Radar, Aerospace4AESS Robotics1RAS Computational Intelligence 3CIS Circuits2CAS Biomedical appl. 2EMBS Continuing Education

95 95 Other: 4 Courses General Area Number Principal Owner Management2 (3)EMS GOLD1 Continuing Education

96 96 One Cluster: IEEE Expert Now courses on 802 standards for wireless technology l Introduction to IEEE l Introduction to IEEE l Introduction to IEEE l Introduction to IEEE Continuing Education

97 97 Completely Missing l Signal Processing, Image Processing l Control and Robotics l Computer Security l Antennas and Propagation Continuing Education

98 98 Under/over-represented l Computers/Reliability Continuing Education

99 99 Advanced vs. Introductory IntroductoryAdvancedN/A Continuing Education

100 10 0 Observations l Absence of Computer and Signal Processing appears to be a major deficiency l Nothing in Control l We probably have an opportunity in the area of network security l Standards clusters may be useful for users/purchasers of IEEE standards Continuing Education

101 10 1 Continuing education on Standards Continuing Education

102 10 2 Standards, again… l Expert Now modules on standards l Workshop on the 802 family of standards l Chicago, IL, October 2007 Continuing Education

103 10 3 The First Expert Now Cluster: IEEE 802 standards for wireless technology l Introduction to IEEE l Introduction to IEEE l Introduction to IEEE l Introduction to IEEE Continuing Education

104 10 4 Issues under discussion l Should we market the cluster independently of the Expert Now library l With the appropriate fences l Should we develop additional standards modules? l Should we make it a SOP to release an Expert Now module with every new major standard (or revision) Continuing Education

105 10 5 Workshops on Standards l Workshops on standards are demanded by the membership l The no. 1 area requested for continuing education l First workshop in Chicago in October 2007 l Workshop will cover elements of the IEEE 802 family of standards l Four speakers over a day and a half l Organizer is Todor Cooklev Continuing Education

106 10 6 Long term plans l EAB would like to make the workshop on standards a regular institutionalized activity starting 2008 or 2009 l We believe this would be a much needed service to the membership and will create significant surpluses Continuing Education

107 10 7 Finances: SEC and Standards Workshops Continuing Education

108 10 8 Technology Surveys Giovanni De Micheli project leader Continuing Education

109 10 9 Technology Surveys l Model: l A TS is similar to a reprint book l The TS site has a tutorial on an area and pointers to papers with coverage to the area l The tutorial adds value to the papers by introducing them and by providing means (e.g., tables) to understand various symbols Continuing Education

110 11 0 Target Audience l Engineers getting into a new field l Engineers needing an in-depth knowledge of a field l Instructors and students of a course on a new topic l Small companies needing to understand an area with an investment smaller than IEL Continuing Education

111 11 1 Technology Survey Title Page Branding Continuing Education

112 11 2 Digging into the Technology Survey Navigation Section Title and Contributors Section References Continuing Education

113 11 3 Consolidation of IEEE on-line courses Continuing Education

114 11 4 Consolidation of IEEE on-line courses l The BoD will discuss on Sunday a motion directing EAB to consolidate IEEE on line course offerings l In 2007: a common point of access and long-term planning with course-offering OUs l In 2008: development of a one stop shop for all IEEE on-line course offerings Continuing Education

115 11 5 On-line course offerings in IEEE Joe Lillie and Moshe Kam IEEE BoD Meeting, 19 November 2006 Updated 15 November 2006 Do we need a coordinated model? Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Tower of Babel, 1563

116 11 6 Questions or Comments

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