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A Multi-Institutional Approach to Delivering Shared Curricula for Developing a Next-Generation Energy Workforce

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In this paper, we consider collaborative power systems education through the FEEDER consortium. To increase students’ access to power engineering educational content, the consortium of seven universities was formed. A framework is presented to characterize different collaborative education activities among the universities. Three of these approaches of collaborative educational activities are presented and discussed. These include 1) cross-institutional blended courses (“MS-MD”); 2) cross-institutional distance courses (“SS-MD”); and 3) single-site special experiential courses and concentrated on-site programs available to students across consortium institutions (“MS-SD”). This paper presents the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

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