FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education

Term 2011-2014

Hightlights Commission Chair 2011-2014

Commission 2 has especially worked with the areas of curriculum, learning methodology, education marketing and recruitment, and education assessment. Commission 2 had during this term three Working Groups:

Click picture for bigger format. Prof. Steven Frank
e-mail: sfrank[at]nmsu.edu
  • WG 2.1 – Curriculum and Survey Body of Knowledge that was involved in the Publication of initial Body of Knowledge in US publication SaLIS and had presentation at Rome and Mayaguez
  • WG. 2.2 – Learning and Teaching Methodology, presenting papers in Marrakech, Rome, Mayaguez, Moscow, Tyler, and Kuala Lumpur
  • WG 2.3 – Marketing and Management of Professional Survey Education who presented papers presented in Marrakech, Rome, Tyler, and Kuala Lumpur.

In addition to workshop activities, Commission 2 also reviewed and recommended a series of articles on the Body of Knowledge for Surveying printed in the Surveying and Land Information Science journal. While not covering all aspects of surveying, the articles are good guidelines for developing technical curricula for surveying education programs.

Reports

Publications

Working Groups

Working Group 2.1 - Curriculum and Core Survey Knowledge

POLICY ISSUE

  • Identify the necessary core surveying knowledge and technology for the education in our profession
  • Identify and compare curriculum across universities and countries
  • Identify the necessary changes in curricula due to the changing technology in our profession

CHAIR:
Prof Bela Markus, Hungary, e-mail: m[at]geo.info.hu

VICE CHAIR:
Ms. Irina Fartukova, Russia, e-mail: fut-office[at]miigaik.ru


Working Group 2.2 – Learning and Teaching Methodology

POLICY ISSUES

  • Identify the change in the teaching and learning methodology due to the changing technologies in education and in the professional practice.
  • Make recommendations for future learning methods under specific circumstances (distant learning, off-the-job-training, life-long learning.

CHAIR:
Ir. E.M.C. (Liza) Groenendijk, the Netherlands, e-mail: groenendijk[at]itc.nl

VICE CHAIR:
Reinfried Mansberger AUSTRIA, e-mail: reinfried.mansberger[at]boku.ac.at


Working Group 2.3 - Marketing and Management of Professional Survey Education

POLICY ISSUES

  • Some parts of the world exhibit a declining interest by potential professionals in surveying education. Other parts of the world have an interest but few opportunities to pursue surveying education. Commercial aspects of education must be recognized but opportunities for cooperation between educational organizations and a logical, universal approach to promote professional survey education need be developed and shared.

CHAIR:
Chris McAlister AUSTRALIA, E-mail: madamefishfighter[at]rocketmail.com

VICE CHAIR:
Marina Vaskovich
SWEDEN, E-mail: marina.vaskovich[at]infra.kth.se


Working Group 2.4 - Accreditation and Quality Assurance

POLICY ISSUES

  • Academic accreditation of surveying education programs
  • Mutual recognition of surveying education degrees

CHAIR:
Tim Goodhead
UNITED KINGDOM, e-mail: tim.goodhead[at]port.ac.uk

VICE CHAIR:
Gary Jeffress UNITED STATES, E-mail: gary.jeffress[at]tamucc.edu