Survey input on enhancing preparation, performance and employability of engineering graduates in global world

Submitted by michele.lawrie-munro on Apr 22 2011

Dear IFEES colleagues,

As many of you know, the ASEE Corporate Member Council Special Interest Group for International Engineering Education has compiled an assessment of skills and experiences required by engineering graduates to work effectively in a global environment.

As the next step, in association with IFEES, we recently released a short, online survey aimed at collecting input from educators, students and firms employing engineers around the world designed to enhance the preparation, performance and employability of engineering graduates living and working in an increasingly global context.  The survey – available at http://ifees.net/activities/Attributes-of-a-Global-Engineer-Survey.cfm – is available in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

We are asking for your assistance in encouraging educators, employers, students, and professional engineers throughout the global engineering community to participate in the survey.  One suggestion is for you to use your membership lists to direct potential respondents to the survey.  Suggested language is below and a press release announcing the release of the survey is attached.

As a society committed to furthering academic excellence in engineering and engineering technology education your support is vital.  Thank you.
 
Hans J. Hoyer, Ph.D.
h.hoyer@asee.org
202-331-3511
Secretary General, IFEES,
Director of International Programs and Strategy, ASEE, Executive Secretary, GEDC
Alan Jacobs  
alan.jacobs@quanser.com
508-540-6660
Co-Chair, ASEE Corporate Members’ SIG for International Engineering Education

Lynn Brown
lynn.g.brown@boeing.com
206-852-8024
Co-Chair, ASEE Corporate Members’ SIG for International Engineering Education
 

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 [INSERT SOCIETY NAME] has long fostered, encouraged and supported the establishment and promotion of high-quality engineering education.  As a member of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, we encourage you to participate in a recently released online survey aimed at enhancing the preparation, performance and employability of engineering graduates living and working in an increasingly global context.

The short survey – available at http://ifees.net/activities/Attributes-of-a-Global-Engineer-Survey.cfm – is available in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

No personally-identifiable information will be sought, participants may choose to not answer any question, and only summarized responses will be reported.  Findings will be published upon completion of the survey at the end of 2010.
Dear GEDC colleagues,

As many of you know, the ASEE Corporate Member Council Special Interest Group for International Engineering Education has compiled an assessment of skills and experiences required by engineering graduates to work effectively in a global environment.

As the next step, in association with IFEES, we recently released a short, online survey aimed at collecting input from educators, students and firms employing engineers around the world designed to enhance the preparation, performance and employability of engineering graduates living and working in an increasingly global context.  The survey – available at http://ifees.net/activities/Attributes-of-a-Global-Engineer-Survey.cfm – is available in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

We are asking for your assistance in encouraging educators, employers, students, and professional engineers throughout the global engineering community to participate in the survey.  One suggestion is for you to use your school’s database to direct potential respondents to the survey.  Suggested language is below and a press release announcing the release of the survey is attached.

As an educator committed to furthering academic excellence in engineering and engineering technology education your support is vital.  Thank you.
 

 
Hans J. Hoyer, Ph.D.
h.hoyer@asee.org
202-331-3511
Secretary General, IFEES,
Director of International Programs and Strategy, ASEE, Executive Secretary, GEDC
Alan Jacobs  
alan.jacobs@quanser.com
508-540-6660
Co-Chair, ASEE Corporate Members’ SIG for International Engineering Education

Lynn Brown
lynn.g.brown@boeing.com
206-852-8024
Co-Chair, ASEE Corporate Members’ SIG for International Engineering Education
 

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 [INSERT SCHOOL NAME] has long fostered, encouraged and supported the establishment and promotion of high-quality engineering education.  As a member of the Global Engineering Deans Council, we encourage you to participate in a recently released online survey aimed at enhancing the preparation, performance and employability of engineering graduates living and working in an increasingly global context.

The short survey – available at http://ifees.net/activities/Attributes-of-a-Global-Engineer-Survey.cfm – is available in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

No personally-identifiable information will be sought, participants may choose to not answer any question, and only summarized responses will be reported.  Findings will be published upon completion of the survey at the end of 2010.