New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
This paper presents the results of collaborative efforts between a large research university in the U.S. and an engineering university in India to develop a first-year engineering program at the Indian University. A one-week workshop was held in June 2015 by one faculty and 2 PhD students from the large U.S. research university for 25 faculty at the Indian University to (1) provide support in the form of shared experiences and knowledge for developing a university-wide first-year engineering course, (2) assist in the development of a Center for Engineering Education Research, and (3) initiate a real-time watershed monitoring station in India based upon a station at the U.S. university for collaborative watershed and engineering education research. Assessment of the one-week workshop included multiple surveys using qualitative and quantitative questions. Results indicate that faculty found the workshop useful and were motivated to improve their own teaching and pursue engineering education research. The first-year course was implemented at the Indian University for the first time in the Fall 2015 semester with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 engineering students. Student learning and motivation in the course were assessed using qualitative and quantitative survey questions. Course implementation and assessment are ongoing at the time of this abstract submittal but results will be included in the final manuscript.
McDonald, W., & Brogan, D. S., & Lohani, V. K., & Joshi, G. H., & Shettar, A. S. (2016, June), Developing a First-Year Engineering Course at a University in India: International Engineering Education Collaboration Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26723
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