The Mobility Forum

The Journal of the Air Mobility Command

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: N.A

View: 3276


Educating the Engineer of 2020

Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century

Author: National Academy of Engineering,Committee on Engineering Education,Phase II,Committee on the Engineer of 2020

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133593

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 8439


Phase I in the Engineer of 2020 project, Visions of Engineering in the New Century, described a set of attributes that are expected to be necessary for engineers that will perform well in a world that is driven by rapid technological advancement, national security needs, aging infrastructure in developed countries, environmental challenges brought about by population growth and diminishing resources, and the creation of new disciplines that exist at the interfaces between engineering and science. These attributes call for us to educate technically proficient engineers who are broadly educated, see themselves as global citizens, can be leaders in business and public service, and who are ethically grounded. Educating the Engineer of 2020: Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century, this Phase II report, provides a suite of recommendations that can guide engineering educators, employers of engineers, professional societies, and government agencies in their efforts.

Engineering Education Quality Assurance

A Global Perspective

Author: Arun Patil,Peter Gray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441905550

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 5186


With the rapid globalization of higher education as well as related changes in social, political, economic, and other conditions over the last 25 years there have been ever increasing expectations for higher education, in general, and Engineering Education, in particular. These expectations are often expressed in terms of the need for Quality Assurance locally, regionally, and globally. In some cases, there is a long tradition of independence and self-regulation of higher education institutions and programs. In other contexts, there has been c- siderable governmental regulation and disciplinary direction over time. The authors in this volume represent essentially all continents and 15 different countries. The common issues that they raise and their accounts of past, present, and future ch- lenges provide a snapshot of the current state of Quality Assurance in higher edu- tion and Engineering Education. This volume begins with an overview of the history and background of Quality Assurance in higher education and Engineering Education over the last century. The discussion of the historical, philosophical, political, and social background of Quality Assurance sets the stage for the other chapters. Following this broad brush stoke introduction, in the next part of the book, authors describe the general issues and challenges facing Quality Assurance in the twenty-first century from both regional and national perspectives. These authors have extensive experience in the area of Quality Assurance and have observed its growth and develop first hand over many years.

Corporate Ethics and Corporate Governance

Author: Walther C. Zimmerli,Klaus Richter,Markus Holzinger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540708189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 7901


This book represents an introduction to and overview of the diverse facets of the ethical challenges confronting companies today. It introduces executives, students and interested observers to the complex trends and developments in business ethics. Coverage presents industry-specific topics in ethics. The book also provides a general, interdisciplinary survey of the ethical dimensions of management and business.

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Wayne Visser,Dirk Matten,Manfred Pohl,Nick Tolhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470971398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 3348


CSR has now moved beyond the stage of specialist or niche subject to become an integral part of global business and society. This timely edition is destined to become the definitive guide to CSR, Sustainability, Business Ethics and the organizations and standards in the field. The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility is a unique publication and is the culmination of over a hundred of the world’s leading thinkers, opinion formers, academic and business people providing an easy-to-use guide to CSR: from general concepts such as sustainability, stakeholder management, business ethics and human rights to more specific topics such as carbon trading, microfinance, biodiversity, the Base of the Pyramid model and globalisation. In addition to definitions of the most important terms across the wide range of CSR associated topics, this book also covers all the most important codes and guidelines, such as the Equator Principles, the UN Global Compact and ISO standards, as well as providing background on organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Transparency International and profiles of CSR in particular industries and regions. This paperback edition includes all the latest developments in CSR as well as incorporating new sections on boardroom pay, the sub-prime market and the financial crisis. Praise for the first edition: "A complete reference guide...offers an invaluable combination of lessons learned and best practice for the future...provides first–hand insights" (Forum CSR International, October 2008) "This is a timely and innovative contribution to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility" (Retail & Leisure International, February 2008) "...a handy reference to have on the shelf behind your desk..." (Ethical Performance, February 2008) “You will not find a wider display of today’s key global players and their action programs than here.” (CSR–, May 2008) “The book contains a great deal of detailed research.” (Supply Management, May 2008)

Protestant Hispanic Churches of Oregon

Author: Deborah L. Berhó

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876194

Category: Religion

Page: 274

View: 9469


The number of Hispanics living in Oregon has burgeoned over the past several decades. The number of Spanish-speaking churches in the state has also grown exponentially. However, most non-Hispanic Oregonians know very little about the Hispanic population. This lack of knowledge about Latinos, and about Hispanic ministries specifically, is found among academics and Anglo Protestants alike. This book is the result of my desire to provide information that will serve as a bridge between Spanish-speaking and English-speaking churches and facilitate understanding between groups in the broader population, and provide a well-documented study for the academy.

The Politics of a European Civil Code

Author: Martijn Willem Hesselink

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041124101

Category: Law

Page: 195

View: 1069


With a significant number of claims having been brought under NAFTA Chapter 11 in the last 3 years, public and professional interest in this topic has been growing significantly. Quite simply, anyone doing business under NAFTA, or anyone representing a company doing business under NAFTA, must be completely familiar with the provisions of Chapter 11. Combining expert commentary with complete primary source materials and case law, Kluwer Law International's "Investment Disputes Under NAFTA" is the must-have resource for anyone planning - or already involved in - a Chapter 11 claim. NAFTA's Chapter 11, like many treaties, sets forth rules for arbitration. Current procedures have been developed, in part, as cases have arisen and been resolved. This book enables anyone interested in these procedures to know exactly the current state of the law. Only "Investment Disputes Under NAFTA" delivers: Article-by-Article explanations of the ins and outs of Chapter 11; a valuable collection of key case law that has been affected by Chapter 11; accurate and thorough cross-referencing to help you quickly and easily find all relevant material; and logical organization of all materials as well as a complete index and table of cases. This one-of-a-kind resource is practice based and user-friendly. It is the only product to collect the body of NAFTA jurisprudence. It also incorporates substantial references to decisions in other investment treaty cases, decisions by mixed claims commissions and other arbitral bodies, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal jurisprudence, and International Court of Justice decisions. Kluwer Law International's "Investment Disputes Under NAFTA" also contains charts presenting valuable information such as the arbitrators in each case, the rules under which the arbitrations have been conducted, and the remedies granted in each particular case

The Manufacturing Forum

A Final Report of Discussions

Author: Christopher T. Hill

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Manufacturing processes

Page: 63

View: 2094


Five Minutes City

Architecture and (im)mobility, Forum & Workshop Rotterdam 2002

Author: Winy Maas

Publisher: episode publishers

ISBN: 9789059730038

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 8286


Highlights of the International Transport Forum 2008: Transport and Energy The Challenge of Climate Change

The Challenge of Climate Change

Author: International Transport Forum

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282101916


Page: 72

View: 827


This publication condenses the main findings of these roundtables held at the International Transport Forum 2008 and provides insight into the research carried out by the Forum in such areas as biofuels, ecodriving, the impact of high energy prices and the effectiveness of fuel efficiency policies.

Forum On Key National Indicators

Assessing The Nation's Position And Progress

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756739720

Category: Political Science

Page: 66

View: 2228


On Feb. 27, 2003, the General Accounting Office (GAO) in cooperation with the National Academies, hosted a forum on key national indicators. The purpose of the forum was to have a rich and meaningful dialogue on whether and how to develop a set of key national indicators for the U.S. The forum brought together a diverse group of national leaders to discuss the following: How are the world's leading democracies measuring national performance? What might the U.S. do to improve its approach and why? What are important areas to measure in assessing U.S. national performance? How might new U.S. approaches be led and implemented? Charts and tables.

Effective Transport Policies for Corporate Mobility Management

Author: International Transport Forum

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282102556


Page: 104

View: 2117


Many companies and other large employers have put in place Corporate Mobility Management initiatives (CMM) to address the traffic generated by their workers and customers. This book provides guidance to governments regarding the role they can play in facilitating uptake of CMM.

Career Paths and Mobility of Researchers in Europe

Proceedings of the Conference Early Stage Researcher Mobility in Europe: Meeting the Challenges and Promoting Best Practice, Lisbon 2004 & MCFA Contributions to the Career Programme of the EuroScience Open Forum, Stockholm 2004

Author: Toni Gabaldón

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 3865374557


Page: 178

View: 8530


Practical General Practice E-Book

Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management

Author: Alex Khot,Andrew Polmear

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049093

Category: Medical

Page: 792

View: 1496


Practical General Practice is a highly practical manual, specifically designed for use during the consultation process. Containing over 1000 conditions, the unique underlying structure of the book allows the GP to see immediately what treatment is recommended and why. All recommendations are highly specific - giving a firm guide to the GP during the consultation process rather than a list of possibilities that the GP might wish to consider. Bullet points for action which give the GP an immediate summary of the issues that must be covered in the consultation. Bullet points of the key evidence which justifies those recommendations. All chapters thoroughly revised, to reflect changes in the evidence, and in major guidelines, since the last edition. NNT values provided when available

Flight of the Flamingos

A Study on the Mobility of R & D Workers : a Project by the Human Sciences Research Council in Partnership with the CSIR for the National Advisory Council on Innovation

Author: Michael Kahn,William Blankley,Thomas Pogue,Rasigan Maharajh

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796920331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 1274


Over the past four decades South Africa has experienced a significant outflow of research and development (R&D) workers, a mobility trend that this pioneering study analyzes to address the troubling loss of science, engineering, and technology knowledge that South Africa is currently facing.