Minutes March 19, 2009

Date: March 19, 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
  • Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW): Cindee, Taryn, Kysha
  • LCC: Louise


1) Minutes review

2) ASEE paper ready to be sent with revisions

3) Industry report

  • Adding the final content pieces
  • March 30 ready to be reviewed
  • Sampling:

- We had a mistmatch in terms of representation of our sample and the national numbers.

-CIV and ChE overrepresented and ME underrepresented.

-Techsmith pulled out
-Mark did the comparisons using CHE, ME, CV, EE (largest) run ANOVA

-Weighted based on sample size and the averages from the regional and national distributions for the disciplines.

- Results are in the survey analysis page

4) DC trip update

  • Met with program officer Harriet Taylor. talked mostly about the CPATH web-site. she liked the direction that we were going
  • Proposal submission end of April
  •  Not sure how long the awarding will take. Motivated to do it fast (Nov probably)

5) Grant proposal

  • For the proposal is important to complete the mapping of the skills set-that we identified from our employer interviews and employee survey-to the computing principles (P. Dennings)
  • Claudia will create a WIKI page with a table and the necessary links for EGR and LCC faculty to help with the 'mapping'
  • Claudia will create a proposal framework.
  • It is important to have a piece in change management for the proposal. the solicitation asks for: - Community collaboration, sustainability of curricular reform, continued collaboration with industry.
  • What are the issues from the industry perspective. Related to the Cindee's piece ion how to develop a CPACE eng talent development network. What will industry see in terms of "hollistically skilled Eng". How to use the network as a resource.
  • Complement NSF funding with parallel funding sources. For the sustainability issue we need muiltiple sources of funding.
  • We need a Project Summary to get letters of support