June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
22.58.1 - 22.58.11
A Look into the Engineering Economy ClassroomAbstractIn 2000, the authors published results from a two-part survey of how engineering economy was taught inU.S. universities. This survey, conducted in 1995 and 1997, collected data from engineering economyinstructors and investigated: 1) the faculty that teach engineering economy, 2) their course content andteaching methods, and 3) the students that take their course. The authors are currently performing afollow-up survey to longitudinally analyze the progress of engineering economy pedagogy over the pastfifteen years. Based on a review of recent literature, additional questions were added concerningcontemporary issues of teaching, new technology available, and teaching suggestions to enhance theclassroom experience. Additional survey enhancements were also made based on feedback received at arelated presentation made at the 2010 ASEE conference. This paper will discuss the survey methodologyand present preliminary findings. The survey findings will support our long term goal of improvingengineering economy pedagogy by increasing visibility, enhancing instructor knowledge, and influencingexternal stakeholders such as textbooks writers and funding agencies.
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