Incorporating Standards Into Curricula
“In pursuit of its commitment to implementation of the United States Standards Strategy (USSS), ANSI is developing a pilot University Outreach program that will introduce globally-recognized and adopted standards into the classroom. ANSI will collaborate with faculty from a select group of universities to incorporate information about standards and conformity assessment, as well as knowledge of the appropriate standards, into their unique curricula. The program will be open to all disciplines.
Participants in the pilot program will have unfettered access to members of the U.S. standardization community who will be available to provide case studies, model tutorials, and other educational resources that can be used by professors in the classroom.”
“ANSI will continue to provide free access for faculty and students in the pilot to any defined group of standards currently available in the collections of the ISO and IEC. As the U.S. Member Body of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ANSI has been authorized to provide, upon request, complimentary access for students and faculty to selected standards currently available in the ISO collection. If needed, certain standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) may also be made available.
These collections are comprised of nearly 20,000 standards, which can be made available to faculty and students in all disciplines in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States.”
Other Standards Education Resources
NSSN.org A comprehensive search engine for standards, where users can look for a specific standard, track the status of a new development project, or identify a contact person who can interpret a standard.
StandardsLearn.org Free, interactive, self-paced online trainings on An Introduction to Standards and The National Standards System.
ANSI.org/education A complete overview of ANSI Education & Training programs.
Source: a hint from the ALA Sci-Tech listserv