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Active Learning: Faculty Mind-sets and the Need for Faculty Development

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

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June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

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Faculty Development Technical Paper Session

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Faculty Development Constituent Committee

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Angélica Burbano Universidad Icesi

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Angelica Burbano C. Associate Professor Universidad Icesi at Cali, Colombia. Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. MSOM from Universidad Icesi and BS in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana both in Cali, Colombia. Fulbright Scholar 2007 and a fellow AOTS, Japan 2000.
She has previous experience (six years) in the food manufacturing industry (experience related to inventory management and production planning and control, also information systems such as ERP). During her studies in the United States she worked a research assistant at the Center for Innovation on Healthcare Logistics CIHL, her work for CIHL focused on assessing the impact of GS1 standards adoption in the healthcare supply chain. Her research interests are related to the adaptation of existing manufacturing and logistics models and structures to the healthcare supply chain with a specific focus on medical supplies. She is also interested on engineering education research.
She is part of the IE Department at Universidad Icesi since 1998. She has over fifteen years of teaching experience and served as Director of the Undergraduate Program in Industrial Engineering (2003-2007), Director of the graduate program in Industrial Engineering ( August 2012 – August 2014), and she is currently the IE Department Head.

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Katherine Ortegon Universidad Icesi

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Ing. Katherine Ortegon Mosquera., Assistant Professor, Universidad Icesi.

Education: Ph.D., Ecological Sciences and Engineering (ESE-IGP) & M.S., Ecological Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Specialist in Environmental Management. Universidad Icesi, B.S., Industrial Engineering. Fulbright Scholarship, Sponsor: Fulbright-Colciencias 2009-2012

Teaching experience: Assistant Professor, Universidad Iceesi, lectures include: Life Cycle Engineering, Renewable Energies, Methods in Engineering (manufacturing and service industry) & Process Improvement.

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Silvia Guzman

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I am currently a research assistant with the Engineering Dep., Universidad ICESI, Cali - Colombia. It also develops consulting projects to business growth and science, technology and innovation. Prior to this I was a project management and estructuring executive of Innovation and Business Development area, Innpulsa - Colombia, Colombian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism; Projects Coordinator Strengthening of Higher Education, Universidad UNAB, Mutis University Network and Colombian Ministry of National Education. My professional experience related to education projects management (quality and pertinence), business quality, supply chains, innovation and engineering education. I am an Industrial Engineer from the Universidad Industrial de Santandar - UIS, Colombia; and Master Engineering - Universidad ICESI.

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Henry Arley Taquez Quenguan Universidad Icesi

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This research paper explores the characterization of Active Learning (AL) practices in the School of Engineering at Universidad Icesi. A survey designed to identify faculty understanding of AL and to characterize classroom practices was developed during summer 2017 and subsequently administered to 144 faculty members. Sixty-five (65) written definitions of AL were gathered, coded, and analyzed. One hundred-thirty-six (136) activities detailed in the survey were analyzed according to an inventory of twenty-two (22) AL activities developed at Northwestern University. Findings suggest, first, that there is no consensus on a definition for AL; second, that the activity “reading before class” is typically misunderstood as an AL activity; and third, that there cannot be an implementation of AL by faculty members without providing them the proper training and competencies required to design learning strategies oriented toward AL. The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, the current study will raise awareness among faculty members at the School of Engineering at Universidad Icesi that they must reflect not only on the instructional design of their courses but also on opportunities for self-improvement. Second, it will aid department heads in identifying areas in which to focus faculty development efforts. At Universidad Icesi, these results have led to changes in the School of Engineering at both the school and departmental levels. Finally, a proposal for a preliminary plan for faculty development is presented. Presentation method: traditional lecture.

Burbano, A., & Ortegon, K., & Guzman, S., & Taquez Quenguan, H. A. (2019, June), Active Learning: Faculty Mind-sets and the Need for Faculty Development Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida.

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