To be modern is to be current, and that, more than anything else is what engineers should be. And this is what engineering professors are, and should, be thinking about. Engineers have wrestled with how to stay current for at least 15 years, even though professors and academia are trying their hardest to move the ball along.
Don’t believe us?
Here’s a link to a study published way back in 1999, highlighting how an engineering professor struggles with matching the pace of her curriculum with not only the pace of technological advancement, but with the resulting demand in the workplace. Fourteen years later, researchers were still citing nearly the same issue, lamenting the “disconnect between the system of engineering education and the practice of engineering.”
This eBook is aimed at the engineering professor, new or experienced, that is interested in how their peers are thinking about the challenges associated with modernizing their curriculum.