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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
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Liberal Education/Engineering & Society
Abstract This paper extends an effort begun in 2015 to create a comprehensive and holistic view of communication as that subject is treated across the divisions of ASEE based on analysis of all of the papers on communication that were published in the proceedings of the 2019 Annual Conference. The quantitative results of the analysis reveal increases in the (1) total number of papers on communication (67 in 2019 vs. 33 in 2015), (2) number of divisions sponsoring papers on communication (20 in 2019 vs. 15 in 2015), (3) number of sessions with all or most papers focusing on communication (13 in 2019 vs. 6 in 2015). Taken together, the quantitative results demonstrate that interest in communication is both growing and dispersed across ASEE. Qualitative analysis of the papers focused on the backgrounds and institutional affiliations of the authors and trends with respect to the focus, scope, and funding of the work reported in the papers. The 2019 papers demonstrated the intensification, diversification, and evolution of four trends that were evident in 2015 : (1) disciplinary and workplace communication, (2) communication tasks as a way to simultaneously develop communication competency and subject matter mastery, (3) interdisciplinary integration and multi-institutional collaboration, and (4) collecting large amounts of data about student outcomes in a single course or institution with relatively little effort devoted to synthesizing experiences across institutions. The paper concludes by enumerating strategies LEES might implement in collaboration with other divisions and ASEE headquarters to develop a Communication across Divisions Network to efficiently and effectively advance teaching, research, and practice in communication in engineering.
Neeley, K. A., & Norback, J. S., & Bennett, C., & Laugelli, B. J. (2020, June), Communication Across Divisions: Trends Emerging from the 2019 Annual Conference of ASEE and Some Possibilities for Strategic Action Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34304
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