The Status of Industrial Interaction/Outreach in Industrial Technology

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In an effort to maximize the academic experience of Industrial Technology (IT) students, it is important that they participate in industrial activities or learn from faculty who have previous or ongoing industrial experience. In the following sections the researchers will provide back- ground information regarding current (theoretical) industrial/academic interactions, National Association of Industrial Technology’s (NAIT’s) perspective on industrial interaction, and Southeast Missouri State’s latest attempt to increase industrial interaction on its campus. Additionally, data will be presented from a survey of NAIT-accredited institutes to provide a snapshot of current industrial activities involving faculty and students.

Keywords: administration|curriculum|higher education|leadership|research

How to Cite: Shaw, R. & Downing, C. (2002) “The Status of Industrial Interaction/Outreach in Industrial Technology”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. 19(1).