Graduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education
Team Leader: Terrence S. Millar
Project goal: Changes in science and technology and in the needs of employers are requiring adjustments in the U.S. science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) graduate education system. The system currently is undergoing a great deal of re- examination and change. Higher education institutions are experimenting with ways to link students to the industrial and other sectors, to provide teaching experiences for students, and to broaden graduate education through innovatively increasing the diversity of their student bodies.
The NISE, the UW-Madison Graduate School, and the Interacting with Professional
Audiences Team conducted a Graduate
Forum in June 1998 in Washington, DC.
The Forum was shaped by three primary purposes: to share what has been learned
through featured promising practices for strengthening SMET graduate education,
to share alternative strategies for successfully implementing promising
practices, and to discuss the relevance of these promising practices and the
various change strategies to the future of the graduate education enterprise.
Speakers charted key successes and failures of previous efforts to initiate and
implement innovation and examined recent national reports calling for change.
Publications of the Graduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
National Institute for Science Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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