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Survey of Members for input to 2011 Fall Semester Engineering Technology Advisory Committee NVCC

Curriculum advisory committees help Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) administrators direct and guide career/technical programs for which students do not typically transfer to another academic institution to complete a four-year degree, but rather seek employment after completing a two- year degree.

Subsequent to 2011 Spring semester committee meeting discussions, the author solicited input from industrial engineers in the Washington, D.C. metro area via a survey using SurveyMonkey (www.surveymonkey.com). Members of the National Capital Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) (www.iienationalcapital.com) with email addresses received a brief explanation of the survey purpose and the link to the survey. Responses were collected via SurveyMonkey during the period September 16 – 22, 2011. Twenty-three (23) of the pool of 182 responded to the survey, a 12.6% response rate. Members with both a work and home email address only received a message at their work address. Attached are the results of the survey without comment by the author. The author provided minor editing for clarity for some textual responses.

The complete survey results are available for download here: 09-30-11 NVCC-SurveyArticle

prepared by
Neal Schmeidler
OMNI Engineering & Technology, Inc. McLean, Virginia

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