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U263D·Workshop: Integrating Service-learning in Engineering CurriculaWorkshop Sponsored Sessions
Sun. June 10, 2012 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
210B, San Antonio Convention Center
Free ticketed event
Service learning is a rapidly growing pedagogy in higher education and within engineering, technology, and computing. Service-learning provides a learning environment that is very well-matched with ABET. Students can learn strong technical skills while developing teamwork, communication, and leaderships skills. The community and human context of service-learning provides rich learning experiences for contemporary social, global, and ethical issues. Service-learning also provides the kind of curricular efficiency necessary to meet the attributes called for in the National Academy’s Engineer of 2020. Evidence suggests that service-learning also has the potential to increase participation among underrepresented populations within engineering, technology, and computing. This interactive workshop will provide an introduction to service-learning and allow participants to explore how it could be integrated into their own courses and curricula. Resources, partnerships and potential barriers will be discussed to provide strategies for successful implementation at the participants’ own institutions. The diverse instructional team represents perspectives from three separate institutions, two engineering faculty, and a service-learning coordinator, with more than 30 years of combined service-learning experience
• Agenda topics:
o Introduction – 5 minutes
* Introduction to the workshop, agenda, and format
o Overview of Service-learning – 25 minutes
* What are the key characteristics of service-learning?
* Opportunities for service-learning
* Successful models
o Institutional needs assessment – 15 minutes
* What are the educational needs at one’s own institution?
* How could service-learning help to meet these needs?
o Getting started – 15 minutes
* What are the first steps?
o Course and curriculum issues – 15 minutes
* How is it managed?
* What are the course structures?
* How does it fit into the curriculum?
o Break – 15 minutes
o Maximizing learning – 10 minutes
* Analysis and Reflection
o Assessing student learning – 15 minutes
* Models for assessment
o Developing partnerships, community and corporate – 20 minutes
* Key elements for establishing community partnerships
* Key elements for establishing corporate partnerships
o Building institutional support – 10 minutes
* How to build institutional support to institutionalize a program
o Tools and resources – 10 minutes
* Overview of tools and resources available for faculty
o Break – 10 minutes
o Sharing of Models – 20 minutes
o Questions and discussions – 15 minutes
o Workshop evaluation – 5 minutes
Dr. John A Merrill
The Ohio State University
John Merrill is the Director of the First Year Engineering Programs at the Ohio State University.
Dr. William "Bill" C. Oakes
Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)
William Oakes is an Associate Professor in Engineering Education and the Director of the EPICS Program at Purdue University
Dr. Susan Nesbit P.Eng.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
She is a Professional Engineer (British Columbia) and Ph.D. of chemical engineering, who has completed a Faculty Certificate Program of Higher Education, a Curriculum Scholars Development Program and, in 2010/11,was awarded an inaugural Sustainability Teaching Fellowship at the University of British Columbia. As a senior instructor in civil engineering at the University of British Columbia, she has led parts of a curriculum renewal initiative, developed over nine undergraduate or graduate courses, facilitated several Instructional Skills Workshop, and co-developed Course Design Intensives.
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