Minutes January 15, 2009

CPACE Meeting Minutes 

Date: January 15, 2009                                           Time: 10:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Michigan State University,East Lansing MI


  • Michigan State University (MSU): Mark,  Jon,  Daina, Claudia
  • Lansing Community College (LCC): Louise.
  • Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW): Cindee, Tammy, Taryn
  • SAMPI: Mark J.


1) Industry report

Cindee walked us through the report.

Major points:

  • Keep in mind the target audience:
  • How will the report be used.
  • Easy to read with core information
  • Flexible to lend itself top broad distribution (15 pgs) 


  • Purpose of the project
  • Industry information from ONet (helped us characterize our sample)
  • MI economy (WIRED)
  • What have we learned from the data (commonalities. differences)
  • Implications of the data as it relates to the future of Eng (Eng jobs, sustainability, DFE)


  • How is the data going to be used to inform curricular change
  • Dissemination
  • Stay connected to employers

Timetable End of March


  • NSF should be an audience
  • Other potential funding agencies (institutions, Gov, DOE) for example gov agencies interested in green eng.
  • Important to consider the strengths of MSU and how it related to Computational Thinking. Bio energy
  • We are missing bio energy companies
  • Need to have a basic or core report that appeals to all audiences. But need to have subreports with emphasis in points appealing to specific audiences.

2) OSU:

Talk to Gustavson, open discussion about collaboration for T grant.

3) Proposal:

  • NSF Intend  to refocus on CS.
  • Need to think around Computational Thinking then need to define C.
  • Need to have CS faculty involvement (we have Jon and Louise) also J Turner is key.
  • Clear some points with program officer (Jon and Mark).
  • OPn thenLCC side focus on the transfer-transition alignment.
  • We will analyze the ChemE (Daina) curriculum to see the current statusand think about poinbts for integartion.
  • On the evaluation part they want to know about the results. SAMPI is on board. 
  • Create a wiki page to add ides a bout the proposal (Claudia).