Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation at the inaugural ASEE International Forum, to be held in San Antonio, Texas, on June 9-10, 2012, immediately preceding the 2012 ASEE Annual Meeting. The purpose of the International Forum is to bring together engineering professionals from academia and industry who are engaged in novel engineering education initiatives to report on their initiatives and share information on experiences and best practices. There is particular interest in highlighting engineering education activities involving at least two nations.

The program will consist of three (3) parallel tracks on Saturday, June 9; each track will have two paper sessions for a total of six (6) sessions. The topical foci of the three tracks are:

Student Development:

This program track welcomes scholarly reports on efforts to develop and assess desired student learning outcomes across an array of technical and non-technical knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Curriculum and Laboratory Development:

This program track welcomes scholarly reports on the efforts to (a) develop innovative materials that incorporate effective educational practices to improve student learning, including the development of textbooks or software, and (b) improve education in engineering and technology at academic institutions through adaptation and implementation of exemplary materials, laboratory experiences, and/or educational practices that have been developed and tested at other institutions.


Scholarly reports on innovative means providing students with hands-on opportunities to (a) acquire technical skills and knowledge, (b) integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skills, and (c) learn to use fundamental and advanced technical tools and methods.

Faculty Development:

This program track welcomes scholarly reports on efforts to enhance faculty knowledge of (a) new and emerging technical areas, as well as (b) proven and innovative teaching methods including knowledge of effective student assessment methods. There is particular interest in how faculty members are prepared to integrate this knowledge into courses, curricula, and laboratories.

In addition, there will be an interactive corporate workshop on Sunday, June 10. Members of the ASEE community and their global partners are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the International Forum highlighting initiatives or projects fitting within the topical areas outlined by one or more of the above three tracks. The abstracts will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee for quality and best-fit with the aim of planning well-balanced sessions.

In addition, each of the four focus societies (Korean Society for Engineering Education (KSEE), Chinese Society for Engineering Education (CSEE), Regional Centre for Engineering Education - Malaysia (RCEE), and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is invited to submit two special, endorsed papers for each topical track (total of six papers) highlighting engineering education activities at the international level.  The Japanese Society for Engineering Education (JSEE) is a participating society.  These papers should focus on collaborative engineering programs involving at least two countries, with an emphasis on initiative goals, structure of the collaboration and lessons learned.

All papers should be timed for delivery in no more than 12 minutes to allow time for questions and discussion.

Abstract submissions must take place through Monolith, ASEE’s paper management system at (click on 2012 International Forum).


Inaugural International Forum Deadline Dates

February 3 - May 1, 2012 Abstract Submission
February 3 - May 15, 2012    Abstract Review
May 15, 2012 Abstract Decision Notification Deadline
(Accepted or Rejected)
April 1 - May 25, 2012 Paper Submission Phase
May 25, 2012 Paper Submission Deadline
May 25, 2012 Author Registration Deadline


Organizing Committee:

Eck Doerry, Northern Arizona University
Peter Janzow, Pearson Education
Paul Peercy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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