Model collaboration for advancing student-centered engineering education
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (Olin) are establishing a student-centered hands-on interactive approach to engineering education (similar to Olin's) at UTEP, where it will reside in UTEP's innovative B.S. in Leadership Engineering (LE) program. The goal of the proposed collaboration is to catalyze UTEP's educational innovation through a cross-campus collaboration between the two institutions by incorporating the Olin educational process, both design and features, into the first offerings of the Bachelor of Science in Leadership Engineering (BSLE) program. Specifically, the collaboration includes faculty exchanges between the two institutions; a series of retreats for planning and assessment; curriculum development; and student recruitment practices. The 21st century workplace demands a new engineer - one who effectively contributes to solving problems using innovation, creativity, and strategic foresight. Graduates of the Olin-UTEP developed Bachelor of Science in Leadership Engineering (LE) program will possess these attributes through the program's rigorous yet flexible major in engineering, and in-depth study of leadership and its effect upon technology and society. In this panel we will share the context for our innovative approach, key features of the partnership to date, and acclaim the value of inter-institutional sharing. © 2013 IEEE.
Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Aragon, D. C., Golding, P., Gonzalez, R. V., Moreno, G., Natera, D., O'Brien, R. F., Schoephoerster, R. T., Starks, S. A., Villa, E. Q., Walker, W. S., Webb, I. N., Manno, V. P., Miller, R. K., Martello, R., Somerville, M. H., Stein, L. A., Stolk, J. D., & Townsend, J. (2013). Model collaboration for advancing student-centered engineering education. 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE): 212-214. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2013.6684819.