in the Foundation Coalition (FC) accept responsibility and are accountable
for their own personal growth and education and for efficient use
of resources. We believe that students are ultimately responsible
for ensuring that they get the education necessary to perform as engineers
in todays workplace. It is their obligation to ensure that they
have the technical and inter-personal skills necessary to meaningfully
contribute to society. Through cooperative learning, they will accept
responsibility for their own learning experiences and will develop
solid habits that will ensure their educational process continues
throughout their lifetimes.
In addition, a cooperative learning environment ensures that students
enter partnerships with their classmates to complete projects and
other academic tasks, resulting in obligations to their fellow classmates
for which they are held accountable. We also believe that the faculty
are responsible for ensuring the efficient delivery of a quality educational
experience, and for working with industry partners to ensure a proper
mix of theory and practice within that experience.
Finally, each institution is accountable for the funds received through
the project. Competence in various assessment and evaluation mechanisms
is necessary to address areas of accountability, and the establishment
of processes within the FC itself will reflect this value as well.
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