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《Research in Higher Education of Engineering》 2018-04
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Olin:Becoming a “Collaboratory” for Innovation in Engineering Education(Ⅱ)——An Interview with Olin College of Engineering Richard K.Miller,President

Haiqin Yu;Justin Thomas;Lianjiang Wang;Helen Haste;  
The second half of the interview focuses on the following topics:the most important qualities for students to successfully finish school,the recruitment goal of a fifty-fifty male-to-female student ratio,defining"engineering",three current goals for Olin,the Summer Institute that spreads Olin's idea,educating the next generation to be a positive force for wide-ranging change in society,the ideal"model"of building another new school,etc.In President Miller's viewpoint,"patience"and"perseverance"are more effective in predicting personal success than intellectual or academic achievements;in addition to producing engineers,Olin has an even higher calling,namely,to prepare its students for life;engineers are about self-expression and creating new things,and the average student at Olin completes twenty-five to thirty-five design-build projects before they graduate;education at Olin is strongly student-centered,focusing on caring about the student as a person,inspiring the student's learning,and nurturing his or her dreams;nothing important in life happens easily and is certain,so you are sure to dedicate your life to something that matters;the most important thing in universities is people,and student-centered approach should be given high priority.
【CateGory Index】: G642;TB-4
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