Sustaining University Program Information

Sustaining University Program Information

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Purpose
As a participant in the Sustaining University Program, an institution supports PEHE in maintaining an active liason – on the state and national level – between the larger engineering community, represented by the 35,000 members of NSPE, and engineering educators.

PEHE currently offers a variety of programs that benefit PEs in higher education, including:

  • $5,000 Engineering Education Excellence Award that recognizes faculty members for linking engineering education with professional practice.
  • Resources such as the white paper on The Fundamentals of Engineering Exam as an Assessment Tool of Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs and webinars like The Essentials of Ethics and Professionalism for Students and Young Engineers.
  • Complimentary PE magazine subscriptions for all institutions with EAC/ABET accredited engineering programs.

This year, PEHE will continue to focus on the importance of licensure to engineering faculty and ways to help faculty achieve this goal with new initiatives such as:

  • Considering an alternative/streamlined process of PE licensure for "tenured" faculty at institutions with EAC/ABET accredited engineering programs, based on their approved tenured application;
  • Developing a clearinghouse of relevant best practices;
  • Coordinating activities at the local, state, and national levels in matters affecting sustainable educational policies and practices; and,
  • Considering the promotion of the FE exam as an official assessment tool in all EAC/ABET accredited engineering programs.

Please contact Dr. Claudius A. Carnegie, P.E., 2013-14 PEHE Chair, at carnegie@fiu.edu if you have any questions or suggestions, or if you wish to discuss these matters.