• Rather than engaging in episodic cycles of “reform,” adapt a purposeful engineering approach of research, development, and innovation to the process of engineering education.

  • Resurrect a version of NSF’s now-defunct Institution-wide Reform program that recognizes changes to entire engineering colleges that change and facilitate prize winners to communicate change with others.

Workshop participants were uniformly enthusiastic about the discussions held and hopeful that the engineering community could be stimulated to further the discussion in a variety of forums, while many might assert that we know what needs to be done and it’s time to get on with it. In order to be made realizable, the broad themes offered above would have to be fleshed out within the context of individual engineering disciplines and on individual campuses where engineering faculty can take ownership and advance progress to achieving Vest’s vision of engineering learning environments that are “exciting, creative, adventurous, rigorous, demanding, and empowering.”

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