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An Institutional Excellence in Teaching Workshop Adapted from the ExCEEd Model

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

The Evolving Classroom

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Civil Engineering

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Charles Riley P.E. Oregon Institute of Technology Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Riley has been teaching mechanics concepts for over 10 years and has been honored with both the ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Award (2012) and the Beer and Johnston Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award (2013). While he teaches freshman to graduate-level courses across the civil engineering curriculum, his focus is on engineering mechanics. He implements classroom demonstrations at every opportunity as part of a complete instructional strategy that seeks to overcome issues of student conceptual understanding.

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Sharon L. Beaudry Oregon Institute of Technology

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Sharon Beaudry is an assistant professor at Oregon Tech in the Business Management Department. Prior to becoming a full-time professor, she spent over two decades in chief human resources positions. Sharon has been teaching since 2008 and her teaching and research interests include employment law, human resources, human capital efficiency, compensation and benefits design, data-driven decision-making and gamification. She has presented and co-authored publications on several HR topics including business gamification, employment law, and shared governance. She also enjoys curriculum design and was the co-developer of the Oregon Tech's Excellence in Teaching Workshop based of the ExCEEd model. She has a B.S. degree from College of New Rochelle, a M.B.A. with a concentration in HR from Northcentral University, a Law degree from Northwestern CA University and is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional.

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Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy Oregon Institute of Technology

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Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy is an assistant professor and Commission on College Teaching co-chair at the Oregon Institute of Technology. She received her B.S. in Community Development from the University of California, Davis and her M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. Her research interests include teaching effectiveness and the structure of communication systems.

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The American Society of Civil Engineering’s Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop has been delivered each year since 1999 with great success and broad recognition. The elements of the workshop are practical and promote best practices in classroom instruction. The workshop was modified for delivery at a public polytechnic institution to faculty in disciplines as diverse as computer science, the humanities, and dental hygiene. The contents of the ExCEEd workshop as well as its structural practices translate well to the institutional level and lay the groundwork for a sustainable teaching certificate program, an institutional teaching model, and formalized faculty teaching assessment and peer observation programs. This paper will describe and document the successes and challenges of the institutional workshop as well as the modifications made from the ExCEEd materials and format.

Riley, C., & Beaudry, S. L., & Bettencourt-McCarthy, A. (2018, June), An Institutional Excellence in Teaching Workshop Adapted from the ExCEEd Model Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--29790

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