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Board 432: Work in Progress: Assessing a Faculty Community of Practice and Identifying Its Opportunities to Enhance Equitable Infrastructure Education

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

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June 25, 2023

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June 28, 2023

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42792

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https://peer.asee.org/42792

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Rodolfo Valdes-Vasquez Colorado State University

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Dr. Rodolfo Valdes-Vasquez is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University. His research, teaching, and engagement align with sustainable design and construction topics. He has received grant funding from federal and state agencies and private organizations. Rodolfo has taught multiple courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and he is well-versed in the scholarship of teaching. His efforts in leading the Sustainable Buildings program were recognized with the 2019 Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design. He has also worked as a construction project engineer, consultant, and safety inspector. He believes educating the next generation of professionals will be pivotal in sustainability standard practices.

Regarding engagement, Dr. Valdes-Vasquez has served as the USGBC student club's adviser and the ASC Sustainability Team's faculty coach since 2013. He serves as a CSU President's Sustainability Commission member, among multiple other committees. In addition, he is involved with various professional organizations at the national level, including the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Associated School of Constructions (ASC), the Construction Research Congress (CRC), and the Center for Infrastructure Transformation and Education (CIT-E). At the international level, he serves as the Associate Editor for the ASC International Journal of Construction Education and Research. He collaborates with faculty members in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Spain.

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Kristen L. Sanford P.E. Lafayette College Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7115-0119

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Dr. Kristen Sanford is an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College. Her expertise is in sustainable civil infrastructure management and transportation systems, and transportation engineering education. She teaches a

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Frederick Paige Virginia Tech Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-3380-6444

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Dr. Frederick (“Freddy”) Paige is the founder of the STILE (Society, Technology, Infrastructure, and Learning Environments) Research Group, Assistant Director of the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR), an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech in the Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program, and a co-founder of Virginia Tech Digging in the Crates (VTDITC). Starting as a student member of ASCE in 2010, Dr. Paige is now a full member of MOSAIC (Members of Society Advancing an Inclusive Culture). Dr. Paige’s main scholarship goal is to create the knowledge needed to develop an informed public that lives in a sustainable built environment. Previous work with a variety of utility companies, sustainability non-profits, and educational institutions has provided Dr. Paige with a versatile toolkit of knowledge and skills needed to address a diverse range of civil engineering issues. His main area of scholarship is high-efficiency homes and sustainable communities. Dr. Paige completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Clemson University, where he also received his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. Some of Freddy’s favorite things to do are: traveling with his partner Hannah, playing basketball, creating music, or eating with family. Freddy encourages you to read, think critically, laugh, and make dope vibrations in the world.

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Philip J. Parker, P.E. University of Wisconsin, Platteville

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Philip Parker, Ph.D., P.E., is Program Coordinator for the Environmental Engineering program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is co-author of the textbook "Introduction to Infrastructure" published in 2012 by Wiley. He has helped lead the

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Abstract

The Center for Infrastructure Transformation and Education (CIT-E) is a community of faculty members who share a passion for infrastructure education. Their goal is to transform the way civil and environmental engineering (CEE) topics are taught. In 2021, the co-authors of this poster received an NSF IUSE grant to build the capacity of a faculty community of practice (CoP), positioning it to transform the approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in CEE education. By incorporating DEIJ into their teaching, research, and service commitments, CEE faculty members can be the catalysts responsible for transitioning our nation’s inequitable infrastructure into equitable infrastructure. This poster highlights three key assessment objectives, including a review of the literature on re-contextualizing infrastructure education, a SWOT analysis, and team science professional development.

Valdes-Vasquez, R., & Sanford, K. L., & Paige, F., & Parker,, P. J. (2023, June), Board 432: Work in Progress: Assessing a Faculty Community of Practice and Identifying Its Opportunities to Enhance Equitable Infrastructure Education Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42792

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