Creating a Culture for Scholarly and Systematic Innovation in Engineering Education

image of CCSSIE coverDear Colleague:

Welcome! The American Society for Engineering Education with additional support from the U.S. National Science Foundation has been engaged in an extended conversation on creating a more vibrant U.S. engineering academic culture through scholarly and systematic innovation in engineering education.

This conversation began in June 2006 when the American Society for Engineering Education launched an initiative, “Advancing the Scholarship of Engineering Education: A Year of Dialogue,” involving discussions within the society on the role and importance of educational scholarship to ensure the long-term excellence of U.S. engineering education. The conversation expanded in the fall of 2007 and into the summer of 2009 to include the broader U.S. engineering community and other national and international stakeholders in engineering education. Their recommendations and suggested actions are contained in the report, “Creating a Culture for Scholarly and Systematic Innovation in Engineering Education (PDF: 6.91MB).” This report was subsequently shared with a broad and representative sample of U.S. engineering programs in the spring 2010 for their review and comment.

Update, June 2012:  A second and final report was issued in 2012, incorporating the results of this extended dialogue. It can be found here:  Innovation with Impact.

Sincerely,
Leah H. Jamieson, Purdue University
Jack R. Lohmann, Georgia Institute of Technology
Project Co-chairs

Last updated July 1, 2010