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Cross College Collaboration Of Engineering With Languages, Education, And Design

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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10.374.1 - 10.374.16

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David Ollis

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Session 1526 Cross-College Collaboration of Engineering with Languages, Education, and Design David Ollis, College of Engineering, NCSU Ana Kennedy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, NCSU Bryan Laffitte, College of Design, NCSU Rebecca Brent, Education Designs, Cary, NC


We report cross-college faculty collaborations through the co-teaching, or supplementation to, existing courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS), the College of Education, and the College of Design. In particular, we explore the utilization of appropriate technologies from an engineering device dissection laboratory in order to enhance achievement of course and student learning objectives in four courses with substantial technical content:

Spanish: Language, Technology, and Culture (CHASS) (Fall, 2004) Design Studio (Design) (Fall, 20054) Communication Technologies (Education)(Spring 2005) Computer Technologies (Education)(Spring 2005)

The overarching objective of the collaboration is to demonstrate the utility of a shared, central campus engineering laboratory as an enhancing and enriching agent for non-engineering courses with appreciable technical themes or components.

The particular technologies available for our collaboration were bar code scanner, bicycle, compact disc player and burner, facsimile (FAX) machine and scanner, electric and acoustic guitar, Internet search engine(as virtual devices), internal combustion engine, video camera and digital camera, photocopy machine, satellite TV, optical fibers for communication and medicine, and water purifiers

The present paper reviews our pilot year experiences, including (1) description of existing (non-engineering) course modification to allow inclusion of device use and dissection for enhancement of course objectives, (2) choice of lab devices (from our menu of twelve) to match the cultures and content of each course, (3) arrangement of teaching manpower to allow provision for student lab assistants, and (4) assessment and evaluation of these cross-college experiments,

Our four year NSF grant allows pilot and final offering of eight different courses from three colleges outside of engineering: CHASS, Education, and Design. We report in this paper our experiences with foreign languages and design in Fall 2004. The full report for spring 2005 collaborations with education will be presented subsequently.

Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition Copyright © 2005 American Society for Engineering Education

Ollis, D. (2005, June), Cross College Collaboration Of Engineering With Languages, Education, And Design Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

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