Preliminary Program

Enhancement of the Global Perspective
for Engineering Students
by Providing an International Experience

Tomar, Portugal
April 6-11, 2003

This will be a joint meeting of Engineering Conferences International and E4 (Enhancing European Engineering Education), Thematic Network, SOCRATES II. Co-sponsorship is provided by Ordem dos. Eng., Cooper Union, and the University of Tennessee.

Conference Co-Chairs
Carl McHargue

University of Tennessee
Eleanor Baum
Cooper Union

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Sunday, April 6, 2003

15:00 – 18:00 Registration

18:00 – 20:00 Reception

20:00 Dinner

Monday, April 7, 2003

07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast

OPENING OF CONFERENCE
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome Remarks
Conference Chairs
F. Sousa Soares Soares , President of OdE
Minister of Education – Portugal

INTRODUCTION TO NEED FOR GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

09:00 – 09:30 Introduction to Conference Theme
Russel Jones*, Consultant, USA

09:30 – 10:15 An Academic View – North America
Axel Meisen*, President, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30 An Academic View – Europe
F. Maffioli*, Coordinator of E4, T.U. Milan, Italy

11:30 – 12:15 An Industrial View
Kruno Hernaut*, Siemens, Germany

12:15 – 12:45 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Informal discussion or free time

17:00 – 17:30 Refreshments

OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY

17:30 – 18:05 The GE4 Program
L. Gerhard*, RPI, USA

18:05 – 18:40 International Awareness Programs in France
tbd

18:40 – 19:15 Student Exchanges in Japan
I. Ohnaka*, Osaka University, Japan

19:15 – 19:50 Models of European Double and Joint Degrees: A Need for Transparency
G. Spinelli, TU Milan, Italy

20:00 Dinner

21:00 Social Hour and Informal Discussions

Tuesday, April 8, 2003

07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast

OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY (CONT’D)

08:30 – 09:05 Exchange Experiences at Monterrey Tech
T. Ramos*, Instituto Technologico y de la Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

09:05 – 09:40 Georgia Tech Lorraine
J. Lohmann*, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

09:40 – 10:15 International M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering
I. Camelier*, Universidade de Beira Interior, Portugal

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:20 Oresund University – A Regional University
Bengt Streijffert*, Rector, Sweden

11:20 – 11:55 A project for a French-Italian joint formation program
S. Monaco*, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

11:55 – 12:30 International Projects Using the Internet
tbd

12:30 – 12:45 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Informal discussion or free time

17:00 – 17:30 Refreshments

17:30 – 19:45 Poster Session

Institutions with strong or unique student exchange programs, representatives of accrediting organizations, and organizations that sponsor student exchanges are invited to prepare posters and short papers. The poster will be exhibited during coffee breaks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in addition to the session on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast

ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL STUDY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS

08:30 – 09:05 Issues Affecting Student Mobility
Eleanor Baum*, Cooper Union, USA

09:05 – 09:40 Issues in Recruiting Engineering Students for Study Abroad
R. Rogers*, Old Dominion University, USA

09:40 – 10:15 Validation of Student’s Credentials
E. Adan*, Consultant, USA

10:15 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:20 The European Credit Transfer System
Julia Gonzales, U. Deusto, Spain

11:20 – 11:55 Impact of the Sorbonne - Bologna Process on Engineering Education in Europe
T. Hedberg*, SEFI Past-President, Lulea, Sweden

11:55 – 12:30 Assessing the Value of the International Experience
B. Oberst, James Madison University, USA

12:30 – 12:45 Discussion

13:00 Excursion with box lunch or Lunch

20:00 Dinner

21:00 Social Hour and Informal Discussions

Thursday, April 10, 2003

07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ACCREDITATION

08:30 – 09:05 International Accreditation Initiatives and Activities
A. Soeiro*, SEFI Vice-President (President-elect), University of Porto, Portugal

09:05 – 09:40 Accreditation and Student Mobility
G. Peterson*, Executive Director, ABET, USA

09:40 – 10:15 The European Standing Observatory for the Engineering Profession and Education ESOEPE
I. Wasser*, ASII, Germany and ESOEPE PSC

10:15 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:20 The International Dimension: European Student Mobility (exact title tbd)
B. Mulhall*, Univ. Surrey, UK

11:20 – 11:55 Problems and experiences in quality assurance of engineering courses
M. Gola*, T.U. Turin, Italy

11:55 – 12:45 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Informal discussion or free time

17:00 – 17:30 Refreshments

17:30 – 19:30 Panel Discussion
Chair: C.Borri, Università di Firenze, Italy

20:30 - Reception and Conference Banquet

Friday, April 11, 2003

09:00 – 11:30 Discussion Groups and Workshops

    1. Mutual Recognition Agreements – tbd
    2. International Exchange Program Development – tbd

11:30 – 12:00 Conference Close

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Notes:
tbd = to be decided
* a confirmed speaker.

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