To help professors around the world include more information about technical standards and standardization in their academic curricula, in 2013 the IEEE Standards Education Committee created the “Practical Ideas from Professors” series. Integrated in 2016 as part of the new IEEE Standards University library, the series features two-page installments authored by university educators who have experience successfully incorporating standards education into their classes. Best practices and methodologies for introducing and exploring standards topics in academic environments are discussed, and examples of ways to include standards in lectures, projects, and assignments are provided. The “Practical Ideas” series highlights input from professors representing a diverse geographic area as well as a wide range of technical subjects, including biomedical engineering; environmental site assessments; communications; history and technology studies; and electromagnetics. In early 2016 the number of installments in the library nearly doubled with the addition of the latest contributions.
The IEEE Standards University is committed to disseminating learning materials on the application of standards in educational programs and to actively promoting the integration of standards into academic programs. For more information about the “Practical Ideas from Professors” series visit IEEE Standards University. Please contact Susan K. Tatiner to discuss related opportunities.