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Integration Of An Electrical Engineering Capstone Course With Social Justice And Global Studies, David Parent, Patricia Backer Oct 2018

Integration Of An Electrical Engineering Capstone Course With Social Justice And Global Studies, David Parent, Patricia Backer

Faculty Publications

A four course package (six units total) consisting of two general education (GE) classes and two electrical engineering capstone classes that are taught in a highly integrated manner, that not only meets university GE requirements, but also meets the new ABET criteria in which the need to address a societal need is embedded with design criteria. The prompts for the new integrated GE/capstone Assessment results are also presented, along with methods to increase student motivation for studying GE.


Engineering Education Research, Michael C. Loui, Maura Borrego Apr 2018

Engineering Education Research, Michael C. Loui, Maura Borrego

School of Engineering Education Faculty Publications

This chapter describes several aspects of engineering education research with an emphasis on how they might relate to computing education research. We briefly summarize the history of engineering education as a scholarly field, and we describe the current structures that support engineering education research: academic departments, scholarly journals, annual conferences, and professional societies. We identify the theories that often inform engineering education research studies, including theories of cognition, motivation, and identity. We explain how quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods have been used. We summarize the results of an illustrative selection of empirical studies across a broad range of topics, including ...


Engineering Leadership: Important Themes Identified By Recruiters Of Entry-Level Engineers, Beth Lin Hartmann Jan 2016

Engineering Leadership: Important Themes Identified By Recruiters Of Entry-Level Engineers, Beth Lin Hartmann

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate leadership requirements from the standpoint of prospective employers for full-time, entry-level engineering positions and create a survey instrument to evaluate them. Using the sequential exploratory mixed methods approach, the researchers used emerging qualitative data to inform the development of the quantitative survey instrument.

The qualitative phase of this study sought to understand if industry needs for leadership for two engineering undergraduate populations are the same or different. An analysis was first performed on job postings in the engineering career services database of job postings at a large Midwestern university. The two engineering ...


Lessons Learned From Flipping A First-Year Industrial Engineering Course, Leslie Potter, B. Jacobson Jan 2015

Lessons Learned From Flipping A First-Year Industrial Engineering Course, Leslie Potter, B. Jacobson

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Merging current pedagogical trends with 21st century student needs, the application of video technology in a first-year industrial engineering program through a flipped model of instruction used with team-based learning is analyzed for faculty considering such a conversion. The decision to flip a first-year classroom requires particular consideration with respect to content, student access to technology, and the learning environment. The flipped classroom’s efficacy (or lack thereof) has been described by many and is not debated in this paper; instead, a pragmatic approach for how to implement a flipped and team-based learning environment is presented. The authors, having just ...


Engineering, Martin K. Wallace Jan 2013

Engineering, Martin K. Wallace

Library Staff Publications

This chapter describes a standards-based framework of information literacy instruction (ILI) for undergraduate engineering students. It begins by identifying characteristics of information literacy that are most relevant to the engineering curriculum, framed by a review of the ACRL’s Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology. Recommendations for delivering ILI to undergraduate engineering students are given, drawing from a pilot program for integrating information literacy into the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program at the University of Maine. Finally, assessment strategies for ILI curricula are provided, based on examples from the MET pilot. Throughout the chapter, core engineering information resources ...


Abet Self-Study Report For The Environmental Resources Engineering Program At Suny Esf, Accreditation Board For Engineering And Technology Jun 2012

Abet Self-Study Report For The Environmental Resources Engineering Program At Suny Esf, Accreditation Board For Engineering And Technology

Environmental Resources Engineering Documents

In 1971, the Department of Forest Engineering at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) began offering a BS degree in Forest Engineering (FEG). The BS in Forest Engineering was first accredited by ABET in 1982 and was most recently reviewed by the Engineering Accreditation Commission in 2006. This is the first ABET review for the BS program in Environmental Resources Engineering, which evolved out of the previously accredited BS in Forest Engineering.


Embedding Lifelong Learning Skills Into A First-Year Engineering Course Through Introduction Of An Independent Research Project And Information Literacy Skills, Chris Plouff, Debbie Morrow Jul 2011

Embedding Lifelong Learning Skills Into A First-Year Engineering Course Through Introduction Of An Independent Research Project And Information Literacy Skills, Chris Plouff, Debbie Morrow

Chris Plouff

This paper reports on a work in progress to address ABET program outcome ‘i’ (“graduates have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning”) in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs (mid-size, undergraduate engineering program) at a large Master’s-granting university in the mid-western United States. One performance criterion used by the programs to assess program outcome ‘i’ is the ability to find, evaluate, and effectively use information independently. This concept is introduced in the first-year of the programs, and is reinforced in an intentional thread throughout the curriculum, culminating with the senior ...


Addressing Abet Program Outcome 'I': #11;A First-Year Engineering Program And Library Instruction Initiative Collaboration, Debbie Morrow May 2011

Addressing Abet Program Outcome 'I': #11;A First-Year Engineering Program And Library Instruction Initiative Collaboration, Debbie Morrow

Debbie Morrow

Grand Valley's School of Engineering recently invited the University Libraries to collaborate in an effort to address ABET outcome ‘i’, engaging in lifelong learning, in one of their first year core courses. The Libraries have recently developed an "Information Literacy Core Competencies" document, evolving out of the ACRL IL competencies standard adopted in 2000. Our collaboration has so far been a great exercise in exploring the effective intersection of ABET ‘i’ and information literacy competencies, in the context of incorporation into an existing course in GVSU's first-year engineering curriculum.


Enterprise Business Alignment Using Quality Function Deployment, Multivariate Data Analysis And Business Modeling Tools, Diala Gammoh Jan 2010

Enterprise Business Alignment Using Quality Function Deployment, Multivariate Data Analysis And Business Modeling Tools, Diala Gammoh

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation proposes two novel ideas to enhance the business strategy alignment to customer needs. The proposed business alignment clock is a new illustration to the relationships between customer requirements, business strategies, capabilities and processes. To line up the clock and reach the needed alignment for the enterprise, a proposed clock mechanism is introduced. The mechanism integrates the Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA) with the House of Quality (HoQ). The relationship matrix inside the body of the house is defined using multivariate data analysis techniques to accurately measure the strength of the relationships rather than defining them subjectively. A statistical tool ...


Abet Self-Study Report For The Forest Engineering Program At Suny Esf, Accreditation Board For Engineering And Technology Jul 2006

Abet Self-Study Report For The Forest Engineering Program At Suny Esf, Accreditation Board For Engineering And Technology

Environmental Resources Engineering Documents

In 1971, the Department of Forest Engineering at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) began offering a BS degree in Forest Engineering (FEG). The BS in Forest Engineering was first accredited by ABET in 1982. This document is the self-study that was submitted during the last Engineering Accreditation Commission review of the FEG program in 2006.


Imse Alumni Survey Of Abet Program Educational Objectives, Paul Savory Jan 2006

Imse Alumni Survey Of Abet Program Educational Objectives, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

This report showcases the results of the Department of Industrial and Management System Engieering's survey of alumni regarding our updated ABET Program Educational Objectives. The Program Educational Objectives represent the expected characteristics of industrial engineering graduates within three to five years of receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A total of 76 responses were received. The alumni survey responses indicate strong agreement and approval for the new Program Educational Objectives. The associated comments will be used by the IMSE faculty to future refine the course curriculum to ensure ...


Assessing And Developing Program Outcomes Through Workplace Competencies, Thomas J. Brumm, Larry F. Hanneman, Steven K. Mickelson Jan 2006

Assessing And Developing Program Outcomes Through Workplace Competencies, Thomas J. Brumm, Larry F. Hanneman, Steven K. Mickelson

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

The College of Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) partnered with constituents and assessment professionals to identify and validate 14 observable and measurable competencies necessary and sufficient to measure program outcomes. Constituents identified the engineering and experiential workplaces as settings most likely to develop and demonstrate the competencies, and the traditional classroom as least likely. Engineering students in the experiential workplace are assessed on the competencies by their supervisors, providing feedback for curricular change. These results confirm that we must re-examine how we use the classroom to educate engineers and our belief that experiential education is critical to students' success.


Competency-Based Outcomes Assessment For Agricultural Engineering Programs, Thomas J. Brumm, Steven K. Mickelson, Brian L. Steward, Amy L. Kaleita Jan 2006

Competency-Based Outcomes Assessment For Agricultural Engineering Programs, Thomas J. Brumm, Steven K. Mickelson, Brian L. Steward, Amy L. Kaleita

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

The ABET 2000 criteria have provided the impetus for the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University to re-structure the assessment of its undergraduate agricultural engineering program. We linked ABET student outcomes to validated work-place competencies with key actions that are measurable in academic and experiential education environments. Two tools are being used to assess competencies: an on-line assessment system and electronic portfolios developed by each student as a requirement for graduation. This paper discusses the overall philosophy of our assessment program, how the assessment tools are being implemented, and the implications for change in the curriculum.


An Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum For Agri-Industrial Facility Designers, David R. Bohnhoff, Sundaram Gunasekaran, Gregory D. Williams, Kurt A. Rosentrater Aug 2004

An Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum For Agri-Industrial Facility Designers, David R. Bohnhoff, Sundaram Gunasekaran, Gregory D. Williams, Kurt A. Rosentrater

Kurt A. Rosentrater

Faculty of the Biological Systems Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are considering modifications to their undergraduate engineering curriculum that will result in graduates who are better prepared for positions as agri-industrial facility designers.


Integration Of Csab And Abet, Lee W. Saperstein, Kenneth Martin, Doris K. Lidtke Jan 2000

Integration Of Csab And Abet, Lee W. Saperstein, Kenneth Martin, Doris K. Lidtke

Mining and Nuclear Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) signed a Memorandum of Agreement in November 1998 to integrate CSAB''s accreditation services with ABET, with a transition time of approximately two years. During the interim period, the operations of the Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC) are contracted by CSAB to ABET. A committee with CSAC, CSAB, and ABET representation is working to set up the new commission for accrediting programs in the computing sciences. This new commission will probably be called the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC). Other activities are underway to try ...