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Board # 73 : Professional development workshop to promote writing transfer between first-year composition and introductory engineering laboratory courses

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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21

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https://peer.asee.org/27915

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Dave Kim Washington State University, Vancouver

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Dr. Dave Kim is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University Vancouver. He has 15 years of experience in engineering materials and manufacturing. His research area includes materials processing, structural integrity improvement, and hybrid composite manufacturing. He has been very active in pedagogical research and undergraduate research projects, and his research interests include manufacturing laboratory pedagogy and writing pedagogy.

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Wendy Michelle Olson Washington State University, Vancouver

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Kevin Michael Wandro Washington State University - Vancouver

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Mr. Kevin Wandro is an undergraduate student at Washington State University - Vancouver in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has been involved with writing transfer on Dr. Kim's NSF team, interested in automated systems and robotics.

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NarayanKripa Sundararajan Washington State University, Pullman

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NarayanKripa is a doctoral candidate in educational psychology at Washington State University, Pullman. Her research interests include program evaluation, quantitative and mixed methods, and instructional and multimedia research.

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Olusola Adesope Washington State University

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Dr. Olusola O. Adesope is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Washington State University, Pullman. His research is at the intersection of educational psychology, learning sciences, and instructional design and technology. His recent research focuses on the cognitive and pedagogical underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources; knowledge representation through interactive concept maps; meta-analysis of empirical research, and investigation of instructional principles and assessments in STEM.

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Abstract

Engineering Programs and the Writing Assessment Center of Washington State University Vancouver conducted a 4 day summer professional development workshop for a group (n=12) of faculty and graduate teaching assistants, who instruct first-year composition and introductory engineering laboratory courses. This professional workshop was designed to provide professional development on rhetoric and writing transfer, to build community of practice among instructors from English and engineering to share a passion for engineering students' writing, and to complete the writing transfer module draft so the participants can use them in the academic year of 2016-2017. The workshop contents consisted of three parts, which include 1) rhetorical writing review and rubric development for students’ first-year composition course research papers and engineering lab reports, 2) student writing assessment using the developed rubric both collaboratively and individually, and 3) the instructional materials development to implement writing for transfer into the participants’ courses. The external evaluation team collected data at the beginning and end of the 4-day workshop as well as at the end of every day of the workshop in order to accurately assess the development on a day to day basis as well as the overall impact of the workshop. Through days one, two, and three the level of agreement steadily increased for both disciplinary groups (English and engineering) with participants reporting in the post survey that they strongly agreed or agreed that they had learned rhetorical elements and writing pedagogy.

Kim, D., & Olson, W. M., & Wandro, K. M., & Sundararajan, N., & Adesope, O. (2017, June), Board # 73 : Professional development workshop to promote writing transfer between first-year composition and introductory engineering laboratory courses Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27915

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