Accession Number : ADA317651

Title :   Directory of Industry and University Collaborations with a Focus on Software Engineering Education. Version 5.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Beckman, Kathy

PDF Url : ADA317651

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This directory contains information on collaborative efforts to promote software engineering education, usually within a specific geographic area. It allows the reader to locate an existing group with which to interact as a potential member, supporting university, or commercial provider of educational services. It is expected that the directory will grow as more such collaborations are formed and identified. The groups described vary in their maturity and in the type of services they provide. Some groups merely share information and experience; others offer software engineering classes to members and non-members for a fee. Obtaining cost-effective education designed to specification and delivered locally is often difficult for a single organization, but when organizations pool resources and share classroom seats, costs go down. A nearby university typically serves as the group facilitator and coordinates class offerings. These offerings may be selected by a refereed process from course proposals solicited from educational vendors. For a software organization, the directory provides an awareness of geographically convenient collaborations. If none are available locally, the descriptions of existing collaborations may serve as a model for the formation of a local group. The more mature groups are serving as models to emerging groups, providing examples of organization structure, charters, fee arrangements, and other pertinent information. For colleges and universities, the directory highlights a potential business opportunity and a way to become more involved in the local industrial community. The points of contact from universities are experts in techniques for organizing local efforts. For educational providers, the directory can serve as a pointer to new potential client bases.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *INDUSTRIES, *UNIVERSITIES, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *DIRECTORIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, COSTS, COORDINATES, COURSES(EDUCATION), VENDORS, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE