Standards in the classroom
There are approximately 2,500 universities and colleges in the United States academic sector.
According to a survey conducted by The Center for Global Standards Analysis on Standards Education Perspectives in U.S. Schools of Engineering (2004),
there are a very small number of university courses in the United States that are dedicated to the study of standards and standardization.
Here is a list of the courses that are offered:
The Catholic University of America
A survey course, intended for graduate engineering and law students.
It provides students with a broad understanding of the interdisciplinary issues associated withstandardization.
From a broad perspective, the term covers every product,
material, and service in commerce, anywhere in the world; it is one of the most critical components associated with the development
of the global economy andall of its individual parts.
University of Colorado at Boulder
Standardization and Standards Wars
The courseaddresses current issues and strategy in the standardization oftelecommunications and information technologies.
It covers topics on theimportance of standards, government and private sector perspectives, and impactof information age
technologies on standards development. It introduces studentsto the relevance of antitrust and intellectual property law to thetopic.
Instructor: Patrick Ryan
University of Pittsburgh
Web Technologies and Standards - INFSCI 2560 (2870)
The course covers core technologies and standards for distributed systems, especially
Web-based distributed systems. It includes an overview of the standardization process and the standards organizations.
It also looks at network and data standards with significant attention to HTML, XML, http, URL and other web technologies including APIs to programming with them.
MET 527 Technology from a global perspective
Introduction to the challenges faced by the practicing technologist when working and interacting with international technical personnel, both here and abroad, including history, standards, education, and practice of technology outside the United States.
Instructor: Bruce A. Harding
Arizona State Univ. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Technology Standards Seminar
This law school course explores how technology standards are made, with an emphasis on the complex array of legal issues
that practitioners in this field must navigate: intellectual property, antitrust, corporate, contract and trade law issues,
all in an international context. Additionally the course examines key policy issues implicated by standards, such as how to
ensure standards most effectively promote innovation and consumer welfare, and the public interest considerations raised when
private sector-driven standards are adopted into public regulations. See http://standardslaw.org for more info.
Instructor: Brad Biddle
IT 590 Seminar in Technology - Standards
Overview of a current issue in technology. The course will introduce aspects of U.S. and international standards processes.
Guest speakers from industry standards development organizations will participate in the class to give students real-world examples of standardization issues. (1 credit)
Instructor: Stephen Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Mississippi
M E 538: Experimental Characterization of Polymeric Composites
Methods for the experimental characterization of polymeric composites. Topics include testing standards, test methods, and data analysis procedures.
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Lackey (email@example.com)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
EGR 610: Introduction to System Safety - Prevention through Design (PtD)
Best practice in any business sector requires the pursuit of a triple bottom line – protecting people, planet, and profit. This course provides an overview of system safety in general and Prevention through Design in particular and explores their efficacy in helping companies achieve a bottom line that is socially, environmentally, and financially rewarding. Topics of inquiry include the processes of hazard analysis and risk assessment, the concept of "acceptable" risk, the safety decision hierarchy of controls, safety standards (the mandatory minimum vs. the voluntary best practice), safety as a cost control strategy, and the critical elements of a comprehensive, advanced safety program. Course content is presented within the framework of real-world case studies from a variety of industry sectors, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, utilities, and health care and includes several guest lectures by leaders in the profession. Students apply course content to their own business environment.
Instructor: Dr. Martha W Bidez, PhD, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
EGR 616: Policy Issues in Prevention through Design
This course provides an overview of best practices in four major policy areas:
Case studies are used to illuminate both the role of engineers and other safety professionals in shaping public policy on the local, national and international levels and the ethical challenges they encounter. The significance of an organization’s corporate culture in developing and implementing advanced safety management plans is also explored. Students conduct "gap analyses" of their company's policies by comparing them to best practices and identifying unintended consequences of poor safety policy in their own business and industry sector. Students will engage in discussion board posts on contemporary policy issues and participate in exercises related to federal rulemaking.
- cost-benefit analysis;
- corporate culture and the “HR Department”;
- standards, codes, and regulations; and
- strategic alliance development.
Ms. Jennifer Bailey, MSPH, (email@example.com); Ms. Judith Etterer, MSPH, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
The Environmental, Health and Safety Management Program at RIT is structured around the ISO 14001 management systems model, and all of our core courses use ISO and ANSI standards in some way
Environmental, Health and Safety Management – 0630-720-90
This is the initial course in the curriculum core of RIT's MS degree program in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management. We will start out with defining and profiling EHS management within the organization and then explore EHS management history, motivations and strategies. As the course progresses, we will apply a systems approach for managing an organization's EHS aspects and investigate the elements and implications of developing an organizational EHS vision and policy statement, considering current national and international standards for EHS management.
The course delivery style combines elements of on-line learning and executive-leader formats. With the exception of the mandatory on-campus executive-leader session, the entire course is conducted asynchronously over the Internet
Instructor: Lisa Greenwood (email@example.com, 585.475.2026 )
New York University
Theory & Practice of Terminology, TRAN1-GC1010
This course introduces students to the basic principles and methods of terminology research and documentation. While the emphasis is on applied terminology, students learn the theoretical background of contemporary terminological practice, including relevant aspects of linguistics, lexicography, and classification. Various methodologies for conducting terminological research are examined, with particular emphasis on the application of terminology to translation. Students explore representative aspects of research and documentation, typical methods for recording and storing data according to international standards, database record structure, and computer-based systems for terminology management.
Instructor: Barbara Inge Karsch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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