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A large Midwestern University has developed a curriculum for a BSET program that will launch with first year classes in autumn 2020. During the summer of 2019 the program steering committee set out to develop a best-in-class program that met the needs of students, industry, and faculty. A faculty team was identified that would collaborate with industry, student advisors, community college partners and internal/external advisers to develop the first two years’ coursework for the program. A major priority of the team was to ensure that the engineering technology, as well as the basic math and physics, courses, were integrated and aligned with industry needs.
The purpose of this paper is to communicate to others in the engineering technology community regarding novel practices in course development.
The implementation method will be discussed in more detail including the pros/cons and challenges of the following approaches: • Aligning ABET and program-specific goals with overall degree program goals and outcomes • Identifying faculty from different campus locations to create a cohort to design a program approved by the central campus organization that will also be delivered based on region needs • Building an understanding of industry expectations through tours of manufacturing sites and feedback from site engineers • Creating a task structure and expectations for completion of work by faculty • Developing a routine for review of course work, collaboration among faculty groups • Gathering expertise from BSET faculty from two- and four-year institutions that benefits program development • Integrating undergraduate and graduate students in an advisory role on teaching practices and outcomes • Providing faculty with direction and support from course development experts • Transitioning team focus from course development to implementation
Kelley, K., & Ulstad, A. T. (2020, June), Designing Coursework and Culture: Toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34406
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