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Constructively Aligned Instructional Design for Oral Presentations

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2022 Spring ASEE Middle Atlantic Section Conference


Newark, New Jersey

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April 22, 2022

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April 22, 2022

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April 23, 2022

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James Lipuma NJIT

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Dr. James Lipuma is a faculty member in the Humanities and Social Science Department at NJIT and director of the Collaborative for Leadership Education, and Assessment Research (CLEAR).
Legally blind since nine, Dr. Lipuma appreciates the need for positive change and works to promote broader participation for women and under-represented minorities in Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as part of and other STEM Literacy projects he leads.
In his role as director, Dr. Lipuma has completed curriculum development, assessment design, program evaluation, and program design and development projects for public schools, universities, the NJ Department of Education, the US Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation. He has also taught more than 5,000 students in more than 200 courses in his 25 years at NJIT. He has completed work on nearly $6M worth of grants including over $2.5M as lead Pi or CoPI as well as received over $250K worth of donations.

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Cristo’s experiences have included over 15 years in directive positions in LATAM and USA on the K16-21 Education, Innovation, and R&D sectors for organizations including New Jersey Institute of Technology, Monterrey Institute of Technology & Higher Education (ITESM), and the University of Veracruz.

In his role as Director of Research for the College of Science and Liberal Arts at NJIT, Cristo serves as a liaison with the Office of Research, the College Dean, 7 departments, and over 110 faculty researchers. Overseeing cutting-edge, multimillion-dollar research program portfolios by implementing robust innovation strategies, compliance frameworks, and funding partnerships.

During his time at NJIT Cristo has coordinated the submission of 1,060 proposals, an average of 189 per year. Managed award documentation and setting of 246 new awards.

He has published over 15 articles on strategic planning, communication, and storytelling as well as a book on continuous administration of innovation. After completing his Master’s in Business Administration in 2015 with “Suma cum laude” he was awarded the “Generation Leader EXATEC 2021” title by the ITESM.

Currently, he is a Ph.D. Graduate Student on Management and Innovation of Institutions, his dissertation focus is understanding the factors impacting academic researchers interested in “Collaborative Infrastructure” and “Convergence approach”.

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The work described here was implemented at an R1 polytechnic University in New Jersey by the authors in oral presentation and senior seminar courses offered by the Humanities and Social Science department for engineers. To provide a coherent instructional design that can function in Face-to-face and online courses equally effectively, the ‘General, Particular Specific’ (GPS) model was piloted and is now fully integrated. This scaffolding for students enhances their critical thinking about content and alignment with the audience when examining content to be delivered orally to diverse groups. The students are taught to effectively communicate technical information as responsible experts.

Lipuma, J., & Leon, C. (2022, April), Constructively Aligned Instructional Design for Oral Presentations Paper presented at 2022 Spring ASEE Middle Atlantic Section Conference, Newark, New Jersey. 10.18260/1-2--40045

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