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ITS in Academics

ITS University Workshop #4

September 22-23, 2016 | ITS America Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

About the Workshop

The 4th ITS University Workshop was a two day, virtual and in person, collaborative event where educators, practitioners, and professional association representatives learned what ITS training products are available, worked together to identify ITS educational needs and develop strategies to meet those needs. Workshop attendees participated in presentations, break-out sessions, and interactive exercises, designed to foster the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices in university-level ITS education and preparation of students in transportation engineering for today’s workforce needs.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Define the current—and future—education needs for entry-level ITS positions in the workforce.
  2. Identify and discuss existing tools from the ITS PCB Program and partners that universities can use to help build the necessary ITS capacity in students.
  3. Define unmet educational needs.
  4. Brainstorm potential solutions from the ITS PCB Program and partners to fill unmet educational needs.
  5. Provide professors with a peer to peer opportunity to exchange best practices in ITS education.

Workshop Proceedings

  • PDF (2.3MB)                                 HTML

Day 1 Presentations (September 22)

  • Professional groups presented findings from workforce development surveys.
  • State DOT representatives involved in cutting-edge ITS initiatives gave their perspective on potential future needs.
  • The ITS JPO and partners updated participants on available ITS resources.
  • The workshop attendees worked together to collectively identify the current (and future) educational gap, brainstorming potential solutions and assigning action items to the ITS JPO and partners.

On top of these key discussion topics, the workshop also provided opportunities for ITS academics and practitioners to build cooperative partnerships within and outside of the ITS PCB program.

Day 1 Presentations (September 22)

  • ITS America State Chapter Training Program (Alban)
    PowerPoint (39kB)                      PDF (67kB)                   HTML
  • ITS Workforce Study Project Overview (Shaw)
    PowerPoint (637kB)                    PDF (646kB)                 HTML
  • Workforce Development for the TSMO Community: An Emerging Strategic Direction (Son)
    PowerPoint (8.3 MB)                   PDF (355kB)                  HTML
  • ITS University Workshop (Zammit)
    PowerPoint (867kB)                    PDF (359kB)                  HTML
  • ITS University Workshop (Johnson)
    PowerPoint (2.2 MB)                   PDF (2.2 MB)                 HTML
  • FDOT’s Statewide TSM&O Excellence Program (Ponnaluri)
    PowerPoint (1.2 MB)                   PDF (506kB)                  HTML
  • (One) Federal Perspective on the ITS Workforce (Schroeder)
    PowerPoint (665kB)                    PDF (359kB)                  HTML

Day 2 Presentations (September 23)

  • ITS Academic Resources (Jackson)
    PowerPoint (7.6MB)                   PDF (2.2 MB)                  HTML
  • Online Materials that can be Utilized by Universities for FREE (Frankle)
    PowerPoint (822kB)                   PDF (829kB)                  HTML
  • Other ITS PCB Resources (Jackson)
    PowerPoint (7.6 MB)                  PDF (1.7 MB)                  HTML
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (Tierney)
    PowerPoint (721kB)                   PDF (550kB)                  HTML
  • Workforce Tools (Lowrance)
    PowerPoint (5.9 MB)                  PDF (2.1 MB)                  HTML
  • The Need (Berthaume)
    PowerPoint (43kB)                     PDF (95kB)                     HTML