Accession Number : ADA309741

Title :   DoD Educational Intervention Programs for Scientists and Engineers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Pickett, Dayton S. ; Smith, David A.

PDF Url : ADA309741

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 276

Abstract : Over the past five decades, several disparate organizations within DoD have established over 130 separate programs that improve the quantity and quality of professional scientists and engineers in the United States. The programs range from pre-college through postdoctoral education and are generally conducted on a decentralized, independent basis. Are they doing well? What attributes accompany the best programs? What can and should be done to improve the programs? This study selected 32 programs representing all levels of education and major sponsoring organizations. All programs were visited and assessed using a standard rating instrument designed for the project. The resulting analysis produced recommendations for five broad, complementary actions by OSD. The actions were intended to encourage institutional programs to take on the characteristics of the most successful programs and to establish coordination and guidance mechanisms without imposing undue regulation and needless control.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *EDUCATION, *ENGINEERS, *INTERVENTION, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, *SCIENTISTS, MODIFICATION, RATINGS, GUIDANCE, COURSES(EDUCATION), PERSONNEL RETENTION, GRADUATES, YOUTH, SCIENCE FAIRS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE