|SES #||TOPICS||DISCUSSION QUESTIONS|
|1||The world is changing and becoming more global||How is the world into which we send students changing?|
|2||Another view of globalization: even in a spiky world there are issues||How is the world into which we send students changing?|
|3||Engineering education needs to change||What are the attributes of educated engineers in the future? What should be required of engineers?|
|4||While there is demand and U.S. is still leading there are also serious troubles (K-12, growing competition)||What is the state of science and engineering and how is it connected to education now? What is the state of K-12 and 13 -20 education in the U.S.?|
MIT admission trends
Guest: Stu Schmill, MIT Admissions
|How are students changing and what kind of students come to MIT?|
MIT students do well, go into a diverse range of careers and don't develop in some interesting ways that may be associated with leadership
Guest: Melanie Parker, MIT Careers Office
|What value added have we brought to MIT students and how do they use it?|
|7||Some of our key competitors seem to be moving in our direction with more of a science emphasis||How are some of our key competitors reacting to the changes in the world?|
|8||MIT has thought hard about the integration of life and learning and tried to improve and MIT has thought hard about a modern curriculum and is trying to change||How are we reacting to some of the changes in the world? Do you think this is the right plan for a curriculum for the year 2025?|
|9||Other ways to think about engineering education||Are there other ways to think about an engineering education?|
A good education is generally useful; discussions with Cambridge-MIT Exchange students and a Professor of the Practice.
Guest: Professor Chris Magee
|What can be learned from getting away (in time and space) and reflecting? What should our education do?|
|11||More on engineering education: change is hard especially when it is cultural||Maybe it is not possible for change to occur?|
|12-13||Student presentations and discussion||
General questions: Are we doing the right thing for our students? Do MIT students have any advantages over our competitors? What should our education do?
Specific questions: Where do you want your education to take you? What do you think it should give you? How do you think MIT will help you achieve these goals?