Free ticketed event
[Ticketed registrants will be admitted first—others welcome at door on seat-available basis]
What is the culture of engineering instruction on our campuses and how can we change it to enhance student engagement, transform engineering mindsets, and attain the other, deeper objectives that we hold as engineering educators? For the 2017 ASEE Interdivisional Town Hall meeting, we propose to convene a multi-phase event built around this question.
• Phase I: An invitational event (online forum) held in February 2017 where appointed delegates from all interested divisions will join the Interdivisional Town Hall Planning Committee to determine the proper scope of this conversation. Our goal will be to identify six (6) to eight (8) topics of interest pertaining to the overall theme of “the culture of teaching” that can be featured in a virtual conference held during Phase II. We will ask volunteers to compose brief statements pertaining to each of the chosen topics that can be posted for the virtual conference.
• Phase II: A virtual conference open to all ASEE members held in late March 2017. Based on the same Wordpress platform that we used last year to compile ASEE member views pertaining to the proposed changes in ABET engineering accreditation criteria and held for a period of 72 hours, we will provide an opportunity for all interested individuals to contribute to the dialogue surrounding the specific aspects of “the culture of teaching identified” during Phase I. These comments will be summarized and distributed to all ASEE Divisions, Sections, and Councils, and made available to all ASEE members.
• Phase III: The interdivisional town hall meeting, held during our annual meeting, will open with brief statements pertaining to the chosen topics (three or four selections, plus a summary of the rest), and proceed directly to a set of hands-on, parallel breakout sessions for developing concrete solutions and projects designed to address the specific aspects of our culture of teaching developed during Phase II. Solutions may vary from educational modules and initial work on advice manuals and guidelines to brainstorming sessions on possible grant applications, and will depend on the individual(s) identified during the virtual conference and chosen to lead each effort.
This session is part of the work of the Connecting Us Team of the ASEE Board’s Strategic Doing initiative and the Ad Hoc Committee on Interdivisional Cooperation, and has the endorsement of multiple divisions, as well as the Interdivisional Town Hall Meetings Planning Committee.
Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting Planning Committee
Atsushi Akera (LEES)
Alan Cheville (ERM, TELPhE)
John Estell (First-year Programs)
Mary Frank (Architectural Engineering)
Susannah Howe (DEED)
Bala Maheswaran (EPPD)
Deanna Matthews (E&PP)
Russ Meier (ECE)
Mani Mina (TELPhE)
Rick Olson (IE)
Gurlovleen Rathore (Student Division)
Beena Sukumaran (WIED)
Joe Tranquillo (Biomedical)
John David Yoder (Mechanical)
Sheryl Sorby (VP PICs)
Understanding our role within the larger ecosystem of higher education
Getting students to own their education
Diversity and inclusion
Innovative curricular and teaching practices for better preparing our students for engineering practice
Other topics in the culture of teaching