February 26, 2004
Safety in Labs. Teachers need to have backgrounds on it.
3 safety courses: satisfy OSHA,
single course Lab maintenance
Importance to Network
State Levels to place in programs
Teachers need to know where to access information
Not to isolate yourself
Students involved in organizations while still in programs such as NCATE
Credits are tight
1 credit seminars based on the profession
to apply to a undergrad or master degree or continue in education
update new rules and continue in for education
let high schools to use labs to qualify to update machines
references made to Minnesota academic standards for all students
Methods class topic for best practices for terminology
Traditional pieces of equipment nice to see
hired in a school to use traditional and have to have means to learn how to work
Through an internship, teachers in a workplace, some graduates feel they know
Graduates don’t have any technical depth have to be able to function safely
Need to evolve as a state for technological standards
Most programs not purely tech ed. out there now
Graduates in most places are teaching a broad range of courses
Curriculum should happen in the education department putting pressure on them
30% of student so do not go on to continue schooling after high school
need for machinist is down
hang on to programs because we need these types of programs
employment in the area has been low
the state has hired out new graduates
reputation for keeping it in the program/ problems a couple years down the line
concern for the department
addressing National standards
o states find it their saving grace
o focus of what the instructors are trying to teach
o use the standards in coursed when writing curriculums, etc..
o observations and articulation: put you out in a school similar to the 3
o observations out at the schools the department already has
follow-up studies with graduates every about 5 years using surveys
Technology Assessment and Management
enhancement in the CNC equipment
would a student be able to take the skills that they learn and use them in a
more experience for students could be needed
Bridges the gap between showing how something is done and how to do it.
ETS should be applauded for the ability to do that
Unique hands on approach.
Trend today is small business.
Looks at the well roundedness of industry and business.
Does the student have to do an internship to see what the business world is like
and should that be mandatory so the student is aware.
Safety officers are important
you need to have a safe environment
It is hard to find an individual that can fulfill the safety operations.
5 top things of a new employee
good percentage do not have a high level of learning; only do what they are asked
of and nothing more.
hired a SCSU graduate and they had to teach them more math; they need to know
specifics; have a geometry class or algebra
instill love of learning: there is hard to differentiate for a student to learn what
they need to learn in the class and if it will actually be beneficial to them in the
students need to think on their own, appreciate what technology can do, but you
need to be able to work w/o the calculator or the computer
aptitude test: students are looking for a job and what they want to do when they
come to college (most do not know what they want). Try to figure out where a
student’s aptitude lies; students do not know what they want to do until their
junior or senior year; the wheels should start turning earlier in the student’s
educational career. Aptitude test given in entry level courses so students can
figure out what they want
give the students a practical aspect of what the jobs out there are looking for;
perhaps students need to hear firsthand what certain jobs entail
students need to be able to integrate mechanics, hydraulics, etc
Senior technology project: do a full design project instead of all portfolios
knowledge gain in mathematics (geometry, algebra, be able to convert weight to
know how it’s done and actually know how to do it
uniform aptitude test early in college career, may help direct students
safety issues: positions can be difficult to fill
expose students to outside speakers, future employers
most students interviewed feel that they expect to be in managerial positions. Not
the way it works. Don’t know a lot about higher arc structure. Not a discussion,
especially job interview for Project managing. Court competencies, not enough
basic concepts learned. Students need good core competencies.
Need members, developers. Should have simulations. Costumer satisfaction.
Dealing with consumer etiquettes.
Interaction with public (hostile) situations.
our program needs to select the right personalities.
Need the writing personality philosophy or lack of training. Dealing with hostile
situations. Some are too aggressive. Need training in regulatory and non-
Technical training not a major problem.
Models will be out run in the future.
Not enough systems are learned.
Some are learning problems. They should know the material if in the classes.
Storm Water, erosion control? Are they in many of the courses?
A little intergraded, more expansion
Looking at erosion control, Phase 2
Explore MPDS regulatory plans SWIP. Calculations…. parking lot
Should we make sure students have a course OSHA certificates.
Industry problem student should have certificates, its less training for employers =
40 hour course would cost less if ran from university.
Could be used for intersession 813-662-0986 Dan Buechner out of Tampa.
Makes it understandable and interesting.
erosion control specialist certification
Wetland certification? Trainings = might be certificates. MnRam training version
environmental policy development. Start with history, CWA, farm bill, and how
policy gets developed. How each of the state agencies, and how they work. It
would be very beneficial.
Regulatory framework. Federal level, State Level, and Local level and their
how do you change policy if you don’t agree. How students can influence policy
they can change it
Not always into governmental cooperation. Agencies have different regulations.
Make sure students understand that all agencies have different goals and will
contradict to other agencies.
Roles of and responsibilities of the agencies involved in the environment.
Communication in hostile environments
Environmental policy development.
Inviting recent graduates back
Even though we talk about technical competency, you need to teach them how to
reason, think, and expand beyond their subset. Classical education, need depth in
education. Not just being focused on one topic.
Many environmental careers related to regulation and policy. Students need to
be better prepared. Be able to know the relationships between agencies.
Students need to know not to be too hard line, but not give in either in hostile
environments. They should have some practice and know about it.
Look at wetlands, soils, project management, other competencies
Things for next time to consider:
* Make sure to have the materials to us sooner to go over before hand so that we can be
better prepared for a discussion.
* Entertain the idea of having some student interaction: Pre-Education teachers so they
will be prepared to go through advisory meetings
* One semester seems adequate
* Having students continuously evaluate the course. Reinforce that feedback
* Inviting recent graduates back to the meeting