CED Newsbriefs


The Cooperative Education Division of the                                                                                     Fall 2001

American Society For Engineering Education                                                                 www.coop.msstate.edu/ced/







Les Leone, Dir  Les Leone Director, Cooperative Education

Michigan State University, 1410 Engineering East Lansing, MI 48824-1226

(517)355-5163 Fax: (517)432-1356 e-mail: leone@egr.msu.edu



Patty Bazrod, Director, Director Cooperative Education

Erivan K.Haub School of Business

Saint Joseph’s University

5600 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

(610)660-1103 Fax: (610)660-1649

e-mail: pbazrod@sju.edu


Past Chair

Walter Odom, Director, Cooperative Engineering

University of Tennessee, 118 Perkins Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-2012

(423)974-5323 Fax: (423)974-3707

e-mail: wodom@utk.edu



Maureen Barcic, Director, Cooperative Education

University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering B-80 Benedum Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15261 (412) 624-9882 Fax: (412 624-2827

e-mail: barcic@engmg.pitt.edu


CED Archivist

R. Neal Houze, Director, Cooperative Education

Purdue University CIVL 1259, West Lafayette, IN 47907

(765)494-7430 Fax: (765)494-7427

e-mail: houze@ecn.purdue.edu


Division Editor

Craig Gunn, Director of the Communication Program, ME Department

2443 Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

(517)355-5160, Fax: (517)353-1750

e-mail: gunn@egr.msu.edu


Executive Directors

(3 Industry, 3 At-Large, 3 Academic)


Susan Matney     North Carolina State University 2002

Harold Simmons   Georgia Tech 2002

Sheri Parker        Dow Chemical Company 2002

Arlene Anderson Rose-Hulman 2003

Sandra Graves     DUPONT Company 2003

Ray Easterlin       University of Texas 2003

Steve Bender     Kimberely Clark    2004

Helen Oloroso     Illinois Institute of Technnology 2004

Sue Michaelson   Marquette University 2004




Opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of

The American Society for Engineering Education                     






Chair’s Remarks


Greetings from the Chair……..


I hope all of you had a productive, yet relaxing Summer. Each year it seems to go by at a faster pace. I know all of you are busy finalizing career fairs, interviewing days, student orientation sessions, and the normal blitz of phone calls and e-mails. Yep…..Fall is here!


I wanted to provide an update on the many activities that CED has been involved with over the past several months. As was discussed in my last Newsbriefs message,  the CED Executive Committee and Board have been involved with strategic planning activities over the past year. The focus of much of the early discussion was based on the Strategic Planning Report developed in 1993 by various individuals in CED. The Executive Committee determined last Fall that the February 2001 Executive Board Meeting, held at the ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), would be exclusively devoted to determining future directions of CED, especially pertaining to the relationship with our parent group, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). At the conclusion of the meeting, the consensus of the group was that engineering co-op was our unique, common niche and therefore, one of the primary missions of CED was “to do engineering co-op, and do it well”. As such, it was determined that efforts should evolve to strengthen our relationship with ASEE, as we try to resolve some of the issues that have been problematic for CED.


In response to this, several initiatives and activities were implemented involving the June 2001 ASEE Annual Meeting.


·  The Summer meeting of the Executive Board was held in conjunction with the ASEE Annual Meeting this past June in Albuquerque, NM. In preparation, each Committee Chair prepared a report of activities that was presented to all Board Members. In this report, each committee was to try to address one or two key issues that face their group and CED. It was specifically requested that strategic planning ideas for each committee be included for discussion, and perhaps implemented, by the entire Board. We had a strong attendance of members, the discussion was fruitful, and several new initiatives will be implemented as a result.


·  Invitations were extended to ASEE President Gerald Jakubowski and  President-Elect Eugene DeLoatch to visit and address the CED Board. Both individuals accepted our offer and provided interesting and intriguing comments. Both were aware of CED activities and voiced strong support for the Division.  They are interested in ASEE developing more involvement with business and industry and envision CED as being a major asset with this task. They discussed several initiatives that would be developed and invited CED to provide representation on these task forces. As a result, I have been selected to serve on a task force to evaluate the organizational structure of ASEE Divisions and Professional Interest Councils. I hope this opportunity will serve to strengthen CED’s role and visibility within ASEE.


·  CED developed and placed a full page advertisement in the ASEE Annual Conference Program. Special “thanks” to Craig Gunn, Gerri Sullivan and the Communications, Public Relations, and Employer Relations Committee for their work on this project.


·  CED was able to have a visible presence as part of  the 3 day ASEE Exposition Displays. We shared table space with CIEC and used this opportunity to promote the 2002 Conference, as well as CED. A key chain / puzzle giveaway was developed, (special thanks to Bernadette Friedrich for her help with this project) and distributed along with CED and CIEC literature. CED members played a major role in staffing the table and talking with interested visitors. According to ASEE officials, over 3,000 people visited the Expo at least once.


·  Despite the fact that CED did not sponsor any conference sessions, 3 CED members, Craig Gunn, Larry Hanneman, Bob Tillman, and Bob Tener authored refereed papers as part of programming sponsored by other ASEE Divisions.


·  Many CED members were able to attend the Annual Conference Award’s Banquet where we were able to celebrate the presentation of the Freund Award to Lou Takacs. Congratulations, Lou, on a well deserved honor!


Based on the success of our involvement at the Conference, several decisions were made concerning future activities with ASEE.


· CED has made a commitment through 2006 to the CIEC Conference as the main programming activity for the Division.


·  CED will be active at the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference in the following ways:


-         Hold the CED Executive Board Meeting in Montreal in conjunction with the



-         CED will be a sponsor of Industry Day activities.


-    CED encourages members to develop and submit co-op related papers and

presentations through other ASEE Divisions (for example, the chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering divisions). Papers should emphasize co-op areas of interest to these groups, such as assessment, academic related outcomes, integrating co-op learning into the classroom etc. Please note the deadline for submission of abstracts is November 1, 2001. For more information visit:



-         CED will again have a table in the Conference Expo.


In other issues of interest, CED has made a commitment to continue to fund 50% of the $9,000 support  in collaboration with CEIA for co-op related research proposals. CED feels that this has been an excellent investment and is exploring ways to expand our efforts to promote co-op research.


Lastly, the CED web site has been upgraded and enhanced (a big “thank-you” to Anita Todd and Mike Mathews for their help on this project). New links to other co-op organizations as well as to ASEE sites have been added. Please visit when you have a chance at <www.coop.msstate.edu/ced/>.


Best wishes for a successful Fall. I look forward to celebrating 75 years of CED with all of you at the 2002 CIEC.




Les L. Leone

Chair, ASEE Cooperative Education Division






Freund Award Annonuced 






As was announced in the Spring Edition of Newsbriefs, The Freund Award was established in 1979 by ASEE’s Cooperative Education Division to commemorate its 50th anniversary., This award honors an individual in business, industry, government, or education who has made a significant positive impact on cooperative education programs in engineering and engineering technology.


This year’s recipient is Lou Takacs, a long standing member and a Dupont Corporation retiree. Lou was a co-op during his undergraduate years at Northwestern University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Co-op’s early influence led to a resounding cheer, “Lou ran the best co-op in Dupont!” As he retired from his years of guiding young co-ops, he took on new responsibilities at the University of Kentucky where at the present time he counsels senior co-ops.  


Lou has been a Chair of CED, Chair of PIC V, and a member of the ASEE Board of Directors.


(As detailed in the Awards Document)


Lou Takacs is awarded the Clement J Freund Award for sustained contributions to cooperative education over many years, and the enthusiasm with which he has advocated cooperative education throughout his distinguished career.


Lou Takacs received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University (1953). Following his employment at Standard Railway Equipment Manufacturing Company, he joined the Dupont Company where he worked in a variety of engineering, management and administrative positions. While at Dupont, he worked for more than 10 years managing an engineering co-op and professional recruiting program. He retired from Dupont after 31 years of service.


Following his retirement, he joined the staff of the college of engineering at the University of Kentucky (1994) as a senior co-op advisor where he counsels seniors and co-ops in all phases of their work. At the University of Kentucky, Takacs has implemented new ideas, which help to strengthen the Engineering Co-op Program. He has also served on the advisory board for the engineering department at Purdue University. He was among five employers considered national leaders in cooperative education and who were invited to participate at the first National Leadership Forum in Cooperative Education held at Purdue University in 1987. Following that first conference, he became a regular participant in subsequent national forums.


Within ASEE he has served on the Board of Directors as Chair of PIC V (formerly known as the College Industry Government Council) (1996-1998), and as Chair of the Cooperative Education Division (1996). He is a recipient of the Alvah K. Borman Award that is given by the ASEE Cooperative Education Division (1991).


Nominated by: Donald W Lyon, E. L DuPont de Nemours & Co. (retired)


















2002 CIEC Conference 










The time is closing upon us. It is truly time to get excited about the upcoming 2002 ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) in Sarasota, FL, February 5-8, 2002.  This year’s theme is The New Economy, Meeting the Challenges.

Please go to http://www.asee.org/conferences/ciec2002/  web site for additional information.

Thank you, 
Anita Todd
2002 CIEC CED Program Chair








Make your reservations early...

For those of you planning to go to the ASEE CIEC Conference in Sarasota, FL in Feb 2002, a reminder that you may want to reserve your hotel rooms early.. Conference dates are Tuesday, Feb 5 through Friday Feb 9, 2002. You may cancel any rooms with 48 hour notice, and your credit card will not be charged in advance, so there should be no catches in reserving a room! Also, if you reserve early, you can request higher floors and a marina view room with balcony for the conference rate.  The conference rate for Sarasota is $119 per room (regardless single or double), and you just need to tell them you are with ASEE CIEC (the engineering education conference). We are the only thing scheduled at the hotel at that time and pretty much have all the rooms reserved!


Also, note if you are a Hyatt Gold Passport Member, you can get rooms on the 8th floor or higher.  (You can sign up to be a gold passport member free of charge on the Hyatt home page!).  For hotel contact info and to make a reservation, visit:



For flights - please note that Sarasota does have an airport, but it is not readily accessible.  Tampa or St. Petersburg airports are about one hour away.  There are shuttles from Tampa for a fee


Hope this helps get CED an early start!   


Alvah K.Borman Award Nominations 



American Society for Engineering Education


Nomination for the Alvah K.Borman Award


Deadline for filing Nominations is November 15,1998


Nominees full name and title ________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________


Address ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________




Employer’s Address _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________




Nominator   _____________________________________________________________ 


Title  ___________________________________________________________________


Address ________________________________________________________________


Telephone ______________________________________________________________




(One additional page may be submitted)


Nominations must be submitted no later than November, 15 2000 to:


R.Neal Houze

Director, Cooperative Education

Purdue University

CIVIL 1259

West Lafayette, IN 47907




CED Directory 






The Cooperative Education Division of ASEE has compiled a directory of two-and four-year schools offering cooperative education programs in the United States and Canada.  The directory contains accrediting information, engineering and technology majors offered, numbers of participating students, and much, much more.  The directory is designed to provide a ready reference for employers, educations and anyone wanting detailed informative concerning technical cooperative education programs.  Directories are quality bound publications designed for ease of use.

They are:

--An excellent reference for employers seeking quality co-op programs.

--Important resource for parents, students, and guidance counselors seeking quality co-op experience at the 2-year or 4-year college level.  Degree programs detailed throughout the doctoral program.

--Quality bound directory features contact person, locations, institutional characteristics, and size of program in each engineering curricula.


Mississippi State University has been publishing the directory biannually since 1981.  The 2001 CED Directories are now in print and available for $50 each (payable to CED Directory).  You may order online:  www.coop.msstate.edu/ced/onlinedocuments.html  or you may send an email to beth@coop.msstate.edu  with questions or call 662-325-3823.









CED Resources and Professional 
Services Directory







Calling All CED “Experts”!

This was a note that was accidentally lost last year.

Please read and send email to Susan_Matney@ncsu.edu


We are updating our CED Resources & Professional Services Directory and need your assistance.  This directory lists ASEE/CED members who have expertise in areas in which they are willing to serve as a resource for colleagues.  The 2001 edition of the directory may be viewed through the CED web page

For information contact Susan Matney. The survey below will provide you with the information needed for the directory.


CED Professional Services Committee

Survey for

CED Resources & Professional Services Directory


Check the areas in which you have experience and would agree to serve as a resource for other CED members.  Your name and contact information will be listed in the Directory and CED web page under the topic(s) you check .


                  Academic co-op program



                  Advisory Boards


                  Comprehensive Centers: combining

            co-op and career services


                  Co-op agreements, forms, models for contract hiring, etc.


                  Co-op student organizations


                  Decentralized co-op programs


                  Establishing employer co-op programs


                  Grant writing/development


                  Internet applications (web pages,

            Internet based resume systems)


                  Publications/marketing materials


                  Student housing


                  Student outreach/marketing


                  Under represented groups


                  Workplace issues (ethics, office

             politics, harassment, legal, etc.)


                  Academic department relationships/collaboration


                  Assessment of Learning Outcomes


                  Centralized co-op programs


                  Computer based systems/technology applications


                  Co-op program management in industry (hiring, training, etc.)


                  Credit-bearing programs


                  Employer marketing/job development


                  Graduate co-op programs


                  International co-op programs


                  Program evaluation




                  Student orientation and training


                  Supervisor training


                  Unemployment compensation issues


                 Other _______________________

Name______________________________________ Title______________________________________

Organization ___________________________________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________City_________________________State____

Phone  ____________________Fax__________________E-mail_______________________________


                  I am a current member of CED                          Number of years in co-op_________________



Please return this survey to: Susan Matney, NC State University, Box 7110, Raleigh NC 27695-7110. Telephone: 919 515-4423, Fax: 919 515-7444, e-mail: susan_matney@ncsu.edu



CEIA Update







NAME CHANGE: It is now official. The membership overwhelming approved the addition of the word Internship to the CEA name. To avoid any confusion we have retained the corporate name of Cooperative Education Association but will now be doing business as (dba) the Cooperative Education and Internship Association. A new logo was unveiled at the annual conference in Atlanta.


ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Geri Moers did it again. Geri and her "gang" presented an outstanding educational and social event And I might add profitable too!! Close to 325 people attended and were treated to a true southern welcome and hospitality. From the opening pre-conference workshops to the closing dinner, everything was superb. And with Geri in charge you know it went smoothly. Planning is well under way for next year's conference in Albuquerque the second week in April. Watch your e-mail for the notice.


TRAINING: the training arm of CEIA's operation, the National Academy for Work Integrated Learning, unveiled its offerings at the annual conference in Atlanta. Offered as pre-conference workshops, participants could choose from three categories: Newcomers, Directors' Forum, or Employers. All the participants gave the curriculum and the presenters high grades for their work. More recently a Newcomers training was held in Vail, Colorado June 6-8. 42 people were in attendance with one person coming from the Bahamas. An early glance at the evaluations would indicate that it was very successful. This training was co-hosted by the Western Cooperative Education Association.


CEIA WEBSITE: CEIA will moving and re-designing its website. CEIA has been negotiating with the Association of Western Universities to have them be the host for our website. The new site will be much more interactive and useable by the members. It will allow people to join, renew memberships, register for training sessions, order publications, and register for conferences all on line. We will also have the possibility of starting a list serve for members use. We are excited by the prospects of having a truly member sensitive website.


HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: This is the new name for the project formerly known as the Visa Project. Over the past four years CEA has been working with the Canadian Association, the Canadian government and the US government to develop a training visa for international students. While we were not able to secure the ability to have CEA issue that type of visa we were able to partner with CIPUSA from Cleveland to act as our broker for the project. CIPUSA was able to receive 200 visa applications specifically earmarked for use by CEIA to have international students train in the US. This project is up and running and we expect that all 200 applications will be used by November I of this year. MonsterTrak (formerly known as JobTrak) will be developing a website to help identify employers that would be interested in having international trainees. US schools will benefit from the program by either acting as a host school (host schools will receive $500 per student) or by using the program to identify international exchange opportunities. You can checkout the program at www.cipusa.org/coop.html


PRESIDENT'S TRAVELS: It is one of my goals to improve the visibility of CEIA. To achieve this goal a very ambitious and some people might say daunting. To date I have represented CEIA at the California Cooperative Education Association conference and the NACE meeting in Las Vegas. Upcoming trips include the international meeting in Thailand and employer training in Hawaii on the way back from Thailand (tough job but somebody has to do it).


In closing I would like to wish you all a successful meeting. I do look forward to getting back with you in the future and renewing our conversation of how we can work together for the good of the order.




Marty Ford, President

Cooperative Education and Internship Association
















ASEE Annual Conference 2002  


Vive Le Engineer!

2002 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Montréal, Quebec , Canada

June 16-19, 2002


Call for Papers !!




CED encourages members to develop and submit co-op related papers and presentations through other ASEE Divisions (for example, the chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering divisions). Papers should emphasize co-op areas of interest to these groups, such as assessment, academic related outcomes, integrating co-op learning into the classroom etc. Please note the deadline for submission of abstracts is November 1, 2001. For more information visit:






June 2001Board Meeting Minutes





American Society of Engineering Education

Cooperative Education Division

Board Meeting Minutes Wednesday June 27, 2001

Hyatt Regency Fiesta Room #1/Albuquerque, New Mexico


Chair Leone called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM.  In attendance were:

Harold Simmons, Craig Gunn, Mike Mathews, Dick Canale, Ray Easterlin, Neal Houze, Robert Tillman, Sue Michaelson, Donna Hewett, Anita Todd, Maureen Barcic, Susan Matney, Patty Bazrod, Les Leone, Walter Odom, Don Lyon, Bill McMahan, Helen Oloroso.


Chair Leone began the meeting by reviewing the status of the voting members of the board:  they include executive committee members, elected board members,  the Editor of the Newsbriefs, and the Archivist.


Chair Leone presented the agenda.  Moved to approved the agenda (Odom, Houze)


Greetings from CEIA

Chair Leone has greetings and report from Marty Ford, Chair of CEIA.  CEA is now officially known as Cooperative Education and Internship Association.

Annual Conference chaired by Geri Moers very successful…next year’s conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Training was offered at the conference via pre-conference workshops.

CEIA will be re-designing website. 

Working with Canadian Association to develop a training visa for international students.

In order to promote visibility of CEIA, Chair Ford has been at NACE, California Cooperative Education Conference,and will attend WACE, and employer training in Hawaii.

CEIA is also discussing other options in addition to the continued funding of the research grant.


Greetings from ASEE

We will expect incoming President of ASEE Gerald Jakubowski and President-Elect Eugene DeLoatch to stop in at some point during the meeting.



Approval of minutes from January 29, 2001 meeting in San Diego, CA.  Motion passed (Houze, Matney)


Financial Report

Report submitted by Barcic.  A formal report will be e-mailed to the board..  Currently, CED has two certificate of deposits, two checking accounts (one interest bearing) and over $5,000 in the ASEE BASS account.  Our Advanta account(for 2 cd’s) has been turned over to E*Trade.  We have the same interest and conditions.


BASS Account can be used for all ASEE meeting activities and publicity items.


The CED division should show a $5,000 profit from CIEC 2001. The amount of guaranteed divisional payoff from CIEC was changed from $1,000 to $500.  That is not noted in the CIEC guidelines.


Motion passed to approve financial report (Odom, Bazrod)


Chair’s Report


Chair Leone distributed booklets to each board member and we reviewed the board positions.  One board position is currently open.


Neal Houze mentioned a correction to the Freund Award committee description- the committee is appointed by the President of ASEE.  Also, the Chair of CED is an automatic member of this committee.  The award is bestowed every other year.  CED pays the difference if there is not enough money for the award forthcoming from ASEE. Neal will see if he can find something on responsibilities of costs in past minutes.  Bill McMahan will also check on this. 



Odom added that the selection process for the Freund Award went well this year, and the recipient is Lou Takacs. 


Bill McMahan suggested we take out the CIGC under J in Chair’s description.  Please rotate in PICV Chair to the Board positions.  Bill will send to Barcic to include in booklet.


Also, Bill McMahan indicated that ASEE will handle expenses for PICV Chair if he is retired or unable to pay expenses.


Updated by-laws will be on the web.  CIEC guidelines will also be updated and put on web.  There is a committee headed by Linda Krute who will update the CIEC guidelines.


Chair Leone gave us the formal vote on Ray Easterlin’s request for funding two proposals.

1st proposal-Braunstein vote passed 10-0

2nd proposal-Aminta Hawkins passed 8-2


continuing funding for the research grants passed 10-0


ASEE Election results:  DeLoatch defeated Ted Bickert for ASEE President-Elect


Strategic Planning from San Diego-develop a more direct interface with ASEE.  Thus far, we have put an ad in this year’s program book.  Thanks to Gerri Sullivan and Craig Gunn for their work on this.

Try to get more involved in ASEE Industry Day:  activities for ASEE are done and completed by October-we need to make decisions today if we want to be more active next year.

We shared a booth at the Exposition with CIEC at this year’s conference.  Keychains were passed out at the booth, along with flier.  Several CED people manned the booth.  Thanks to Bernadette Friedrich for taking  charge of designing and ordering the keychain.

Some CED members presented at this conference:  Bob Tillman under the Civil Engineering Division, Bob Tener and Craig Gunn presented.  If you want to present next year, let Bill McMahan know by October.

Neal Houze suggested we present through the other divisions, as we can’t have a full program on our own.  One suggestion was ABET criteria- how co-op can help your assessment.  We could present something like this through another division.

Will we meet here next year?  Will we take active role in Industry Day?  Will we sponsor a meal, expo, etc?


Dean Gerry Jakubowski entered.  Chair Leone described activities and goals of CED. ASEE President Jakubowski remarked that he has attended ASEE conferences since 1979, and has held several positions.  Although he views the society as in excellent shape, he feels they need to address certain issues.  His priorities as President: ASEE hit peak of 9300 members a couple of years ago-now back to 9000-we should have 12,000 members.  Wants to increase individual, institutional, and corporate members.  Wants to decrease age of typical ASEE member.


Currently:  591 members   35 years and younger

                 1800 members  35-44 years

                 2200 members  45-54 years

                 2400 members  55-64 years

                 2800 members  65 years and older

ASEE needs to make sure they provide a service to help young professors get tenure.

Jakubowski wants CED to help increase # of corporate members-get them actively involved, interfacing with the membership.  Wants to help companies meet their needs with their new hires….young engineers having the skills that companies want. 

ASEE will have Industry Day again next year.  Wants us to ask companies to become ASEE members. 



ASEE’s Task Force

  1. Increase # of women and minorities in engineering
  2. Look at infrastructure of ASEE- zones and sections, membership in divisions.  Is there a link among CED, CIEC, CMC?
  3. Will work on national survey to see how ASEE can help young engineers and membership.


President Jakubowski  invites us to work on one of these task groups.  Let him know if there is something that he should be doing that he is not.  Corporate Members can have an individual membership at $69.  They can also join as Institutional members-there are 2 levels of membership.  Jakubowski wants to re-institute a CED person with ASEE. 

IUGRE Industry University- initiated by Boeing because they were dissatisfied with quality of engineers.  For 6 or 7 years provided free corporate ASEE memberships to IUGRE conference to increase corporate participation.

Bill McMahan mentioned that CIEC has the same concern with corporate participation. PICV Chair has 5 free passes to conference.  Perhaps the June meeting would be a better time to use those passes, since it is an easier time of the year for company reps to travel.


President Jakubowski asked how can he help us.  Chair Leone mentioned research and outcomes assessment of co-op.  Ray Easterlin asked what kind of research do you need to see to support co-op?

Jakubowski is also on engineering accreditation committee.  He said the administration is sold on co-op.  We should focus our attention on getting a greater number of students to participate.  Harold Simmons mentioned that co-op needs validation from ASEE-it’s an academic program.

Jakubowski replied that ASEE directors could be validating body.  Have session next year talking about benefits of co-op, especially from industry’s perspective.  CED could sponsor Industry Day next year.

We thanked President Jakubowski for his time and he left the meeting.


Chair Leone read a memo that stemmed from a question Jane Staples had about ABET accreditation and co-op.  Donna Hewett responded, but Les also received an answer from a faculty member who indicated that ABET doesn’t care about duration, etc.  They just want outcomes.

Bob Tillman from Northeastern said that was his experience as well with the reviewers.  The curriculum will stand alone because not everyone has co-op.  Neal Houze agreed.

Sue Michaelson had positive feedback from ABET reviewers on co-op.  Donna Hewett mentioned that there are no evaluations or employer feedback for ABET from summer and part-time students with corporations.


Chair Elect Report

Chair Elect Patty Bazrod has been working with the Executive Committee with a web update.  Thanks to Joe Thompson and Mike Mathews from Mississippi State for their help.  Please send feedback on the web to either Patty or Mike.  Anita Todd from PSU has redesigned the look of the web. 


Travel Updates-Patty attended both the NACE conference and the CEIA .

The by-laws are up-to-date.

Patty has also been working on Strategic Planning for CED, which will be part of the new business this afternoon.


Past Chair’s Report

Past Chair Walter Odom addressed the board vacancies and is targeting future openings.  He is hopeful that Steve Bender from Kimberly Clark will be the Industry Rep for 2001. Steve is trying to get final approval from his company.   Academic reps are Susan Matney and Helen Oloroso.


Walter will identify a new slate for 2002. 

Garth Motschenbacher has accepted the Membership Committee Chair as Kimberly Ware resigned. 


Walter moves to identify an assistant Secretary/Treasurer position who will work for one year with the Secretary/Treasurer and will then move into that role.  We would then have an assistant every year. 


Neal mentioned that this is a voted position and action will need to be taken from the entire membership as it will require a change to the by-laws.

According to Walter, the challenge to the current rotation is that we have a chair elect (Donna Hewett) who has not been afforded the opportunity to be secretary/treasurer.  The “practice” for the secretary/treasurer role has been the two year commitment;  it is actually not noted in the by-laws that it is a two year commitment. 

The suggestion is that to keep the continuity we have a one year elected year and then have the overlap.  You will also have two people who know what is going on.

Patty Bazroad motioned that we table the discussion until strategic planning.  Helen Oloroso seconds.  Motion passed.


Archivist’s Report

Neal Houze distributed a listing of the archivist’s responsibilities, and announced to the board that he will only be the archivist for another year.  Neal asked that we think about how we want the membership information, and who will assume the duties.

Harold Simmons asked why the membership committee hasn’t kept the membership records?  Helen Oloroso noted that her feeling was that the membership committee should be finding out what membership wants, and  develop new members instead of maintaining data. 

We have 268 official members according to ASEE.  There is still an accuracy issue with them. 

The CED listserve is underutilized.  Bob Tillman felt that it is important to control your own data and offered to take on this responsibility and add more CED members to the listserve as well as maintain it. Neal will continue to work with ASEE to obtain membership information.


Awards Committee Report

Neal Houze presented his report on what the committee has traditionally accomplished as well as suggestions for the future committee members.  The Executive Committee will look at criteria for Borman Award recipients with Neal and will make suggestions at the February meeting.  Discussion also ensued on whether or not the Student of the Year Award should become a more formal responsibility of the Awards Committee.

Motion for awards committee to include Student of the Year and Borman Award as subcommittees was made and passed.


We can and should nominate ASEE Fellows.  Neal can’t be responsible for doing all of the work by himself.  Executive Committee can discuss and decide.


Communications and Newsbriefs Report

Craig Gunn presented the Communications report for Gerri Sullivan.  The Communications Committee designed the ad for the ASEE program and the keychain that was distributed at the ASEE exposition.


The Newsbriefs will soon have a different look.  Craig has asked that we get all information to him by September 15th for the next newsletter.  It’s also important for Craig to have the most updated membership information so that the Newsbriefs are delivered to all CED members.

The Newsbriefs is on the CED website.


Membership Committee Report

Les Leone presented the report for Garth Motschenbacher.  Garth wants to recruit more employers to CED, and is trying to be visible and promote the organization at conferences like NACE and SHRM.


Professional Services Committee Report

Susan Matney presented her report and distributed  the services advisor listings.  There were a few changes to the directory that were noted.


It was also suggested to put the professional services advisory listing as well as key officers of CED on the ASEE interface.



Research Committee Report

Ray Easterlin noted that there were 2 grants approved for this year.  There has also been $4500 approved for next year’s grants. 

The Research Committee will sponsor a session at CIEC 2002: How to Measure Co-op Experience: Assessing Learning and Transfer Between School and Work.  This is research that was funded by the CEA/CED research grant.  This session will also suggest some fundamental areas where we need research in cooperative education.  Phil Gardner will moderate. 

All information on the CED web has been updated.

Ray sent out an e-mail to the listserves:What kind of research do we want to see?

Two responses:

Conduct a need assessment

Promoted research topics and funding to aspiring PhD candidates.


CED Directory

Mike Mathews reported that so far, $2350 has been collected for the 2001 Directory.  Approximately $844 of that is profit.

Mike suggested that we continue to report fall numbers as opposed to summer numbers.  Those numbers will be a true reflection of co-op.

Should ACCE status be a part of the directory information for each school?

Also, the directories can be ordered on the web.


CED Website

Mike Mathews reported that Joe Thompson is the webmaster.  Bob Tillman will assume responsibilities for the CED listserve.  Craig Gunn will get an e-mail list of everyone for Newsbriefs.


Student of the Year

Donna Hewett reported that this is currently a two organization award-CED and CEA.  Approval from both organizations is needed for any changes.  Anita Todd reported that the committee was thinking of awarding plaques to the employer and institution, as well as the student.  Both employer and school reps present at the meeting thought that publicity was more important than a plaque. 

At this time we are not having the students attend the conference.  That was voted on last year;  Mike Mathew made the point that it is important to see the students and hear in their own words what the co-op experience meant to them, and that we should have an awardee present every year, no matter what CEA does or if the winner is in engineering or not. 

Sue Michaelson motioned that CED award a Student of the Year every year and that we pay that student $500.  Helen Oloroso seconded and motion passed.



Don Lyon presented the report, and offered support to the group.  Anita Todd recommended that CRISP members be readers for Student of the Year nominations.  Bill Weston and Dick Canale are the newest CRISP members.



CIEC 2001

Maureen Barcic presented for Bernadette Friedrich the CED aspect of the conference.  CED should make about $5,000 profit.  Bernadette did a great job fundraising; the sessions were excellent and many thanks to Bernadette.  There were 98 CED attendees, which comprised 40% of the split proceeds.


Overall the conference made about $9,700. 


CIEC 2002

Anita Todd reported that the conference will be in Sarasota from February 5th-8th, 2002.  It is possible to make hotel reservations now.  The banquet will be offsite.  There will be a joint CIP/CED session.  The focused workshops will be cafeteria style and the prices will be the same. 

Ray Easterlin suggested a peer review for accepting papers and sessions because it takes the responsibility off of one person.  Neal Houze mentioned that there is a structure for a CIEC program committee.



Session Winners from 2001:  Bob Tillman was the winner for both Best Session and Best Speaker

                                        Anita Todd was Best Moderator

                                                    John Archambault was the Moderator for the Best Session


CIEC 2003

Susan Matney will be the Program Chair for CED



Bill McMahan reported that during his year as PICV representative he has learned much and gained much respect for ASEE.  Some of his activities have included organization of a strategic planning session for CIEC long range planning.  Bill has also attended several ASEE meetings.

Attracting corporate members to both CIEC and ASEE is critical.  Bill would like to see a Chair Elect for PICV.  The motion was tabled at the meeting because of the possibility of CMC coming into the picture. 


Old Business


What are the next steps for CED?


CIEC  commitment thru 2004

CIP/CMC possible merger


What about ASEE next year?

Walter Odom mentioned that the reason we left the ASEE conference was because they decreased the number of workshops we were allowed to have.

CIP is in trouble;  if they merge with CMC, it would be an infusion. There are currently 77 CMC members.

Neal Houze posed the question- What if we leave CIEC?  Then we have nothing or we come back to ASEE with severe limitations.

Maureen Barcic stated that the merger of CIP and CMC might increase employer participation. 

Bill McMahan mentioned that attending SERCEC was a good option for him because of the time of year.  It’s difficult for employers to attend a meeting in February. 

Patty Bazrod brought to our attention that CIEC is our only fundraiser. 

Anita Todd mentioned the full benefit of presenting at CIEC;  your time is not as limited to present information.

Ray Easterlin asked if there was flexibility in presenting at ASEE in the summertime.

Helen Oloroso mentioned that if you aren’t presenting, many colleges won’t pay for you to attend.

Bob Tillman considers CIEC “folksy” and ASEE overwhelming.  He thinks you get a good return on CIEC.


If the merger with CIP and CMC doesn’t go through, there could possibly be just three divisions at CIEC instead of four.  This could possibly mean more revenue for the participating divisions.


Walter Odom motioned that we commit to CIEC for 2 more years, through 2006.  Patty Bazrod seconds, and the motion passes.



How much participation do we want?

Dick Canale thought that little effort is really needed to have a presence.

Helen Oloroso thought if we don’t have a presence, what is the point of our relationship with ASEE?

Walter Odom recapped ASEE President Jakubowski’s thoughts.

Bob Tillman said we should take a formal stand on which task groups CED will request to work.  We should take them up on all three groups.

Neal Houze motioned that CED Chair Leone should contact ASEE president to request a member be appointed to each task force.  Walter Odom seconds, motion passes.


 Chair Leone asked how much involvement in ASEE conference next year?

Harold Simmons said we needed more interest from the faculty in co-op. 

Prevailing thought was that if we don’t come, we won’t be known. 

Bill McMahan urged us to target your area, and go through academic departments to set up presentations.

The departmental faculty/board members will approach division chairs to see if we can have a slot for next year, or be part of a panel.

Get back to Les or Bill McMahan by August with findings.


Industry Day

We want to participate. Also, at next year’s expo, we will share the CIEC booth and buy a poster.


Next year’s ASEE meeting is June 16-19 in Montreal.  The board meeting will be scheduled for Sunday, June 16th and it will be off site. 

2003 ASEE in Nashville, Tn.


Eugene DeLoatch entered the meeting the President elect for ASEE.

He wants to develop continuity, mission and vision for society, relationship with education and industry.  He is strongly in support of co-op; we will have support and a friend.


New Business

Secretary/Treasurer elect discussion;  the motion was untabled and Walter Odom made a new motion that we establish a Secretary/Treasurer elect position, where one year will be spent in the elect position, and then automatically one year as the Secretary/Treasurer.  Susan Matney seconds the motion, and it carries. 


Maureen Barcic will mail the by-laws change proposal to the membership for a vote prior to CIEC 2002.


Under the Archivist job description distributed by Chair Leone;  Strike D & E from the job description.


Motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Chair Leone, seconded, and carried to adjourn.







Research Committee














The Cooperative Education Association (CEA) and the Cooperative EducationDivision (CED) of the American Society of Engineering Education have established grant funds up to $9,000 to support cooperative education research. Priorities for funding research proposals include: (1) research that

documents the benefits and outcomes of participating in cooperative education, and/or (2) the design of a survey instrument that will assist with documenting these benefits and outcomes.


The application deadline is November 15, 2001 and funds are expected to be available Spring 2002.  Applicants do not have to be members of CEA or CED to apply.  One or more than one grant may be awarded.


The following is a Report to the CED Executive Board at the June 2001 Board Meeting:


The mission of the CED Research Committee is to serve as the cooperative education resource for the Cooperative Education Division of ASEE.


The following describes the activities of the CED Research Committee:


I. The CED Executive Board approved the Research Committee's recommendation to fund two research grant applications for the 2001 CEA/CED Research Grant. The following two applications were approved:


Grant 1: Submitted by Dr. Lori Braunstein and Dr. Robert Lupton from Central Washington University. The title of the research is "Cost Analysis of Cooperative Education: An Organizational Self-Analysis."


Research Abstract: A review of cooperative education literature reveals very few, if any, generalizable studies to determine the true employer costs of cooperative education programs. Having this knowledge would help employers determine break-even points, set and maintain goals for cost-effective co-op programs (if cost-effectiveness is a desired goal), and compare their organizational costs against other organizations' costs. Knowing organizational costs of co-op programs might help colleges and universities recruit and retain quality employers. Additionally, the researchers can benefit in long-term, trend analysis of the data.


Conducting a traditional research study, limited in participants and generalizability to the co-op community, however, might not be the best solution. The development of an individualized, user-friendly self-assessment web tool is the key to this research proposal. Implementing an internet-based cyber calculator to help employers collect and analyze their costs will benefit employers, colleges and universities and the co-op profession.


The Braunstein/Lupton grant received an award of $5,400.


Grant 2: Submitted by Aminta Hawkins Breaux, Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology at Temple University. Former Assistant provost at Drexel University and currently Dean of Students at University of the Science in Philadelphia.


Research Abstract: Cooperative education has been widely touted as a means to advance the career preparation of college students since the early 1900's. Each year thousands of

young college students enter co-op programs and expect that at the end of the academic experience they will have a clearer direction and possibly a job after graduation. However, each year there are students enrolled in co-op programs who do not meet with the same success as their counterparts.


This study will attempt to investigate the impact that participation in co-op has for college students just entering college and for those who have had a longer experience in the co-op program, including at least one work assignment.


The focus will be on two important aspects to the career development process, Career Indecision and Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy. The researcher will attempt to determine if participation in co-op will show a difference in the level of decidedness from non-co-op participants. Also the resarcher will attempt to determine whether co-op participants show a greater level of Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy. The latter is a construct that essentially looks at the confidence level in making career-related decisions. The theory holds that the greater the level of confidence one holds for making career-related decisions, the more apt that individual will be to engage in the subsequent behaviors and activities required in the career planning process. Both constructs are important to practitioners and prospective students who may be seeking the means to enhance career preparation and more systematically achieve career success.


The Breaux grant received an award of $3,600


II. The CED Executive Board approved re-funding research grant funds totaling $4500 for 2001-02. CEA has also approved $4500 for the 2001-02 CEA/CED Research Grant.


III. The Research Committee is sponsoring a research session at 2002 CIEC. The session will be presented by representatives from Simon Fraser University based on their research entitled "How to Measure the Co-op Experience: Assessing Learning and Transfer Between School and Work." The research was funded by the CEA/CED Research Grant.


IV. Updated the Research Committee section on the CED website for the following categories; About the CED Research Committee, About the CED Research Grant, How to Apply, Possible Research Topics, Current CED Research, CED Research Archives, CED Board Reports and CED Committee Members.


V. Sent email to the CED listserv and CED Research Committee requesting ideas concerning 1) what "proof of value" research activity is highly desirable and 2) how can we get research done that examines the issues we would like to see addressed (i.e. more emphasis on directed research).


Two suggestions were received. First, conduct a needs assessment for desired research. Second, promote research topics and funding to aspiring PhD candidates. I have asked committee members to spearhead these efforts and provide a progress report.



For further information, contact Ray Easterlin, University of Texas at Austin, CED Research Committee Chair, phone (512) 475-6179, e-mail: easterlin@mail.utexas.edu.


Ray Easterlin, Director

Natural Sciences Career Services

University of Texas at Austin

















Gerri Sullivan, Chair

Committee members: Craig Gunn, Michigan State University, Lynn Hansen, University of Tennessee, Lisa Jones, Georgia Tech


The CED Communications, Public Relations and Employer Relations committee currently serves the CED Board in a support capacity. The chair is the clearinghouse for marketing brochures, which were sent to collegiate members of CED upon request. Brochures were sent to Mississippi State University and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science out of the University of Texas at Dallas. We also sent brochures to the University of Louisville and communicated with those who we hope will take over the CED vacancy left by Joe's passing. In general, we serve as a connection between the board and the membership.


We also have a presence at the annual conferences, with members of the committee conducting workshops on communication. We are in the process of throwing around ideas in terms of attendee interest in 2002


Additionally, the committee worked together to produce an advertisement promoting CED in the ASEE program brochure. While the entire committee was involved in the process, Craig Gunn provided some much needed technical assistance toward the end of the process - but the end result was an excellent tool to promote CED to the ASEE membership as a whole.

When taking a look at how this particular committee assists to enhance the mission and future of CED, communication is essential to facilitating the accomplishment of CED's mission and future. It is important to review ways in which communication links already exist. We have the CED Newsbriefs, which are on-line and an excellent way to communicate with the CED membership,


There also is the CED listserv, which appears to be underutilized by the membership. In fact, one task currently underway is to compile and set up an e-mail directory of all those who attended CIEC in January - so e-mail messages could go directly to that group. The committee would like to have ASEE's list of all those who list the CED division as the primary affiliation so we can add to the list. This is a major project by the committee, as we strive to improve communications with those who do not attend the conferences and who are not members of the listserv, but want to be connected to CED, We want to let them know how to be involved - refer them to the CED Newsbriefs and gather information to bring back to CED regarding desired programming, services, etc.


We can also serve as a resource, by having a presence at different conferences we attend, We don't all attend the same conferences, but can distribute and display brochures and information. Additionally, we would like to serve as part of an information fair at the 2002 conference - to let the conference attendees learn how to get involved so the same people aren't doing all the work.


Referring to the first statement of the report, this committee, in many ways, serves in a support capacity. We can provide information on other committee activities and board action and send them to the 'e-mail list for conference attendees. We would be willing to put together a news release on information like Lou Takacs receiving the Freund award - and distribute that to the e-mail list. We can publicize research efforts. However, in order for that to take place, we need to receive this information from the other committee chairs. Hopefully the committee chairs will use us in this capacity


The role of the CED Communications, Public Relations and Employer Relations is indeed to serve as a "cheerleader” in all aspects of the organization. Please feel free to send all information to me via e-mail at gsullivan@ursuline.edu




Upcoming Events 

ASEE CIEC Conference 2002:
February 5-9, 2002
Hyatt Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

CEA Conference:
April xx, 2002
Albuquerque, NM

August 11-14, 2002



Check out the following at

<http://www.co-opeducation.org> (Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education)

<http://www.ceainc.org/> (National Cooperative Education Assoc.)

<http://www.co-op.edu/> (National Commission on Cooperative Education)

<http://www.waceinc.org> (World Association of Cooperative Education)

<http://www.coop.uvic.ca/cafce> (Canadian Association of Cooperative Education)

<http://www.coop.msstate.edu/ced/> (Cooperative Education Division of American Society of Engineering Education)

<http://www.cwru.edu/affil/ohioedu/> (Ohio Cooperative Education Association)

or your national, state and regional co-op programs.




CED Co-op Student of the Year 2002 






Once again, CED and CEIA are sponsoring the Co-op of the Year annual award. Our goal this year is to increase participation in the event. We encourage all CED members to nominate outstanding students for this prestigious award.


In order to compete for the award, students must be nominated by a co-op professional, faculty or employer. We request that each institution or employer send only one nomination. When determining a student’s eligibility, consider their contributions to their employer, contributions to the college, and appeal for the promotion of cooperative education. We are using the multiple term definition usually associated with cooperative education. The student should have two or more work sessions completed or the second in process at time of nomination.


Nominations must be postmarked by November 2. For more information regarding the award or how to nominate a student, contact Suzanne Norris at norriss@email.uah.edu. 











CEA/CED Student of the Year 2001 








University OF Pittsburgh

Major: Chemical Engineering

Minor: Bioengineering

GPA: 3.8/4.0




-         An American Success Story: Jelena left war-torn Bosnia without her parents or brother. A family in Pittsburgh took in Jelena, and she has been trying to make her way as best she could.


-         Worked three CO-OP sessions with E. I. DuPont

       h Ludox Product Development: Her first rotation was spent as a technical support engineer. Jelena displayed confidence, creativity, and persistence in her major contributions to a large silicon wafer polishing study and the preparation of development products for customer testing. Presented the polishing study to the customers from Japan and they purchase the product from DuPont.

      h DuPont Environmental Treatment Work Group: Her second rotation was spent as a chemical/environmental engineer. Jelena designed and implemented a program to provide a better technical understanding of nitrates across the waste treatment plant. This project saved DuPont $10,000 a day.

     h Diamines Packaging Area of the Aramida Group: Her third rotation was spent as a chemical engineer. Two of her major projects were particle size testing and conducting the Process hazard Analysis for the entire Diamines Packaging area.

-         Honors and Awards: Member of the Tau Beta Pi-National Engineering Honor Society, Omega Chi Epsilon-National Chemical Engineering Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, and National Dean’s List.


-         Volunteer Services: International Red Cross, United Way, Western Psychiatric Hospital, and Humane Society.



The second place winner - Mr. Alexandra Noel from Pennsylvania State University. The third place winner - Ms. Janet Reynolds from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.



The American Society for Engineering Education

Cooperative Education Division

Announces the

Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration


“The New Economy, Meeting the Challenges”


February 5- 9, 2002

Hyatt Resort

Sarasota, Florida

Join co-op professionals and employers from all over the United States and ???

Featuring workshops and co-op sessions.