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Yao, James T. P. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
Roesset, Jose M. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
- Role of engineers
- Impact of computers and new technologies
- Curriculum changes
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The primary role of most universities has changed over the last 50 years as they have become research institutions with little faculty time to teach undergraduate students. At the same time, the role of engineers in society and the skills required to fill this role have also changed. Dramatic advances in computers and communications are responsible in part for these changes, while providing new teaching tools and an improved knowledge of the learning process. As a result, there has been an extensive and intensive reevaluation of engineering curricula and teaching methodologies. Computers and multimedia technology are profoundly affecting teaching and learning. They are, however, only tools, and there will always be a need for faculty involvement in mentoring, lecturing, and the more traditional methods of instruction.
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