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A Teacher's Journey Through Engineering and Liberal Arts

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access


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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Relationships Between Skills and Knowledge Domains

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Liberal Education/Engineering & Society

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Keith E. Hedges Drury University

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Keith Hedges is a registered architect and associate professor of architecture that teaches the architectural structures sequence at Drury University. Keith’s teaching repertoire includes 20 different courses of engineering topics at NAAB (architecture) and architecture topics at ABET (engineering) accredited institutions. His interests involve the disciplinary knowledge gap between architecture and engineering students in higher education. Keith is the editor of the Architectural Graphic Standards, 12th Edition, Student Edition.

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Ever wondered whether the students, the course, or the university were incompatible? This personal journey weaves its way through teaching architecture to engineering students and teaching engineering to architecture students in public and private liberal arts institutions, respectively. The problem is the mixture of conflicting wants and needs between the liberal arts and the engineering students, faculty, and programs. A personal experience narrative was performed to describe the nature of the liberal arts in engineering courses and programs in multiple settings. The accounting provides the lessons learned from teaching in higher education.

Hedges, K. E. (2020, June), A Teacher's Journey Through Engineering and Liberal Arts Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34074

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