Manufacturing Education: Evolving to Challenge Adversity and Public Sentiment
- Mark R. Miller (The University of Texas at Tyler)
This paper addresses the image problem facing manufacturing education which dramatically affects program growth. More specifically, remedies are presented for combating declining enrollments and misconstrued public opinion. In addition, remedies requiring limited or no new financial resources are reviewed as well as a holistic approach that effectively tripled the enrollment of an undergraduate Industrial Technology program within a period of less than five years. Private and government agencies are also reviewed for their relevancy to program support.
Keywords: curriculum, manufacturing, higher education
How to Cite:
Miller, M. R., (2011) “Manufacturing Education: Evolving to Challenge Adversity and Public Sentiment”, Journal of Industrial Technology 27(2).