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  • 29th Annual Frontiers In Education Conference

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):0_2 - 24
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):25 - 34
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  • Collecting assessment data [education program quality]

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Both regional and professional accrediting agencies are placing a stronger emphasis on outcome assessment. For example, both the new ABET and CSAB accreditation criteria put strong emphasis on outcome assessment. By outcomes assessment we mean information about graduates is gathered, evaluated, and used to plan future improvements of both courses and curricula. Too often the collection of assessme... View full abstract»

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  • Involving industry in the assessment process: preliminary findings

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A5/2 - 13A5/8 vol.3
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    Industry is an important partner and stakeholder in engineering education. Input and feedback from various stakeholders, such as industry, has become an important ingredient for effective assessment and continuous improvement programs. Universities are challenged to find ways to solicit and integrate industrial input throughout the assessment process, from planning to the evaluation of results. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Improving academic programs by capitalizing on alumni's perceptions and experiences

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A5/9 - 13A515 vol.3
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    With the introduction of EC-2000 and its requirement to establish a continuous improvement system with clear objectives and performance measures, there has been considerable interest in obtaining input from alumni on the quality of their education. One means for doing this is a well-designed alumni survey. The authors discuss their experience with two alumni surveys in the USA, developed and teste... View full abstract»

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  • Student learning outcomes: alumni, graduating seniors and incoming freshmen

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A5/16 - 13A5/21 vol.3
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    The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of introducing a college wide system of student feedback into the A. J. Clark School of Engineering (USA). This component is one part of the larger response of the school of engineering. Student self-assessment learning outcomes were tracked from student entry into the college until five years after graduation. Instruments were developed for thi... View full abstract»

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  • Building the bridge from classroom to industry

    Publication Year: 1999
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    This presentation is designed for engineering faculty and administrators who have questions concerning and coping with their role in students' transitions into the workplace. Interactive discussion and nonscripted simulations on angry student responses, evaluation procedures, authority vs. leadership and gender-sensitive issues are considered. Discussion supports actions that enhance faculty membe... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons learned from piloting an employer feedback process for gathering EC 2000 criteria a-k

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    Gathering employer feedback for EC 2000 review is required and will give engineering education departments needed information for improving their degree programs. SUCCEED thinks the process can be simplified so that neither faculty nor employers are overwhelmed with the volume of possible data and paperwork. SUCCEED has a team comprised of assessment experts and engineering faculty and administrat... View full abstract»

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  • Using rhetorical analysis to help undergraduates acquire effective professional writing skills

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A6/1 - 13A6/6 vol.3
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    Rhetorical analysis, a strategy for examining relationships among a writer's purpose, the audience's needs, and the structure of a text, is an effective tool for teaching undergraduates to communicate effectively as engineers. This paper describes a series of writing and research assignments based on rhetorical analysis, which have been used successfully in a mechanical engineering class to guide ... View full abstract»

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  • An effective peer revision method for engineering students in first-year English courses

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A6/7 - 13A612 vol.3
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    Peer revision workshops are a common feature in most composition classes; however, too often students complain that they gain little from having their peers read their writing. They feel that their peers know as little as they do, and although practice shows that peer reviewers are able to identify problematic areas in a paper, student-writers are often unwilling to listen to the advice of their p... View full abstract»

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  • Reflective essays in software engineering

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A6/13 - 13A6/19 vol.3
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    Software engineering education has evolved over the past ten years as understanding of the issues related to the practice of developing software systems has increased. A part of that evolution is an increased appreciation that learning software development requires more than participating in a design project. The design project provides a context in which the social and technical aspects of softwa... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive foundations for teaching technical communication

    Publication Year: 1999
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    The new ABET requirements, changing realities of the workplace, and growing awareness of language in the learning process place added emphasis on technical communication in the modern engineering curriculum. Concurrently, a rich body of research on the cognitive dimensions of communication has improved our understanding of how this complex process takes place. This proposed presentation discusses ... View full abstract»

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  • Asynchronous learning environment for integrating technical communication into engineering courses

    Publication Year: 1999
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    This work-in-progress describes a collaboration between two faculty members at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (USA) to build a Web-supported integration of technical communication into a sophomore-level course in engineering practices. The collaboration was begun in the summer of 1998. While the integrated delivery environment is still in its formative stages, the authors believe this present... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering communication and performance minor

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A6/22 - 13A6/27 vol.3
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    A minor in Engineering Communication and Performance is being created at the University of Tennessee (USA) in conjunction with the engage Freshman Engineering Program. This minor provides engineering undergraduate students with a credential and with formal training in complementary performance skills necessary for success in today's workplace. This interdisciplinary program aims to improve the abi... View full abstract»

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  • Leadership in integrating math, science and technology in the elementary school

    Publication Year: 1999
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    The author presents a report of the highlights of a multi-million dollar, NSF-funded, teacher enhancement project entitled Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Technology in the Elementary Schools (MSTE). The primary focus of this presentation is on computer-related instructional models associated with the on-going project. View full abstract»

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  • A model for academia, industry, and government collaboration for K-12 outreach

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A7/2 - 13A7/7 vol.3
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    This paper discuss how university faculty and engineering students, the US Federal Highway Association, and the Arizona Department of Transportation employees, and other technical industry members collaborated together to develop an effective program to increase interest in transportation. View full abstract»

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  • The Classroom Computer: a role-playing educational activity

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A7/8 - 13A713 vol.3
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    Computers are among the most exciting technical systems for younger students. Many students are keenly interested in learning how a modern computer works, but are unable to because of their limited background. The authors have developed a series of activities that mimic the operation of a digital computer to teach computer architecture concepts without the need for expensive equipment that are bey... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering outreach teams: K-12 outreach at North Carolina State University

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A7/14 - 13A7/17 vol.3
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    The Women in Engineering Program at NC State University (USA) coordinates visits to elementary, middle and high schools by students and faculty of the College of Engineering. An "on-call" team is maintained that can travel to schools upon request. Recruiting is a goal of the teams, but not the major goal. The primacy focus is to educate and excite students about engineering, science and mathematic... View full abstract»

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  • C2 for Mathematics Teachers

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A7/18 - 13A7/19 vol.3
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    C/sup 2/ (Confidence and Competence) for Mathematics Teachers was a highly successful program for elementary and middle school mathematics teachers which was a cooperative effort between Colorado School of Mines and Jefferson County Schools and was funded through the Colorado Commission on Higher Education with Eisenhower Funds. It featured standards based mathematics, use of technology, and adult... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering principles for high school students

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A7/20 - 13A7/25 vol.3
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    This paper gives some background information and the results of teacher attitudes toward engineering from a capstone engineering course for pre service and in service science and mathematics teachers. The course was designed with collaboration from the colleges of engineering and education to increase the interest of high school students in careers in engineering. The course, Science and Technolog... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing a new generation of faculty: a progress report and discussion of the NSF engineering education scholars workshop program

    Publication Year: 1999
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    This paper focuses on an experimental program, "Engineering Education Scholars Workshops", funded by the National Science Foundation's Engineering Directorate. The authors report on the work in progress in developing, providing and evaluating faculty development workshops for emerging engineering faculty. View full abstract»

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  • Penn-UPR materials program (PUMP): a collaborative effort between a minority institution and a research university

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13A9/1 - 13A9/4 vol.3
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    The authors describe an NSF sponsored collaboration between a research university and a minority institution which can serve the best educational interest of both institutions. They focused on their own particular strategy to implement such collaboration, utilizing the experience and resources of the research university, modern telecommunication technology and the overwhelming enthusiasm of the mi... View full abstract»

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  • The development of a multi-course project for engineering technology students

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Summary form only given. Engineering technology programs are beginning to face some of the same issues as engineering programs with new accreditation standards pending and pressure increasing to create integrated, student-centered curricula with better assessment tools. In addition, there is always the challenge of getting students to view their education as a complete package instead of a set of ... View full abstract»

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  • An intrusion-detection environment for information-security instruction

    Publication Year: 1999
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    The authors have developed a versatile tutor for intrusion detection on computer systems. Their tutor is intended for basic training of system administrators and security managers, analogously to an aircraft simulator: It exposes them to important but infrequent crisis situations that are good justifications for computer-assisted training simulators. Their IDTUTOR system has two parts: a simulator... View full abstract»

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  • Design projects in an undergraduate DSP course and laboratory

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Summary form only given. Design projects provide important vehicles for learning. During the last seven years an undergraduate DSP course has been offered as a senior technical elective to electrical and computer engineering students at Cal Poly State University. In parallel with theory and experiments, teams of two or three students propose, design and implement a DSP project and demonstrate the ... View full abstract»

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