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Engineering Education: Oral And Visual Communication Using Enhanced Calibrated Peer Review

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

14.553.1 - 14.553.7

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https://peer.asee.org/4732

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50

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Arlene Russell University of California, Los Angeles

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Arlene Russell is a Senior Lecturer at UCLA in both the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and in the Department of Education. She was a co-PI on the Molecular Science Project under which the Calibrated Peer ReviewTM (CPR) program was developed. Her work in science education has been recognized by awards from the New York Film and Television Association for excellence in science videotape production; the Smithsonian Institution for her educational innovation using technology, the Chemistry Manufacturing Association for her outstanding college chemistry teaching, and the UCLA Brian Copenhaver Award for Innovation for Teaching with Technology for the development and implementation of CPR.

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Patricia Carlson Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Patricia A. Carlson has taught a variety of professional writing courses at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and has held ten ASEE Summer Research Fellowships. She is on the editorial board of three professional publications for advanced educational technology and has served as a National Research Council Senior Fellow at the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory. Email: patricia.carlson@rose-hulman.edu

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Warren Waggenspack Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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Warren N. Waggenspack, Jr. is currently the Associate Dean for Engineering Undergraduates and holder of the Ned Adler Professorship in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University. He obtained both his baccalaureate and master's degrees from LSU ME and his doctorate from Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering. He has been actively engaged in teaching, research and curricula development since joining the LSU ME faculty in 1988.

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Warren Hull Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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Warren R. Hull, Sr. is the Engineering Communications Coordinator at Louisiana State University. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an M.S. in Environmental Health from Harvard University. His engineering career spans over 40 years. He is a licensed Professional Engineer who was previously an engineering consultant, and is also a retired military officer.

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william Monroe Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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Todd Monroe has been an Associate Professor in the Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department at Louisiana State University since 2008, and is the holder of the Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Armstrong Professorship in Engineering. Prior to work at LSU, he received MS, PhD and postdoctoral training in the Intracellular Engineering Laboratories at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. His BS in Biological Engineering from LSU gives him a strong familiarity and commitment to the undergraduate curriculum and undergraduate research program. A core educational component of Monroe’s currently-funded NSF CAREER program is the integration of communication-intensive activities into existing LSU engineering courses.

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Chester Wilmot Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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Chester G. Wilmot is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University. He obtained his baccalaureate in Civil Engineering at Pretoria University in South Africa, his master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his doctorate from
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Among other courses, he teaches the conceptual design portion of the Capstone Design course in Civil Engineering which is a registered written and oral communication intensive course at LSU.

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Abstract
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3. Students will demonstrate that they have internalized the values of self evaluation and continual improvement in their communication skills

Our guiding intent for the project is to further develop currently available materials and to propagate the methods for using CPR as a means of using active learning as a feedback loop for both student and instructor in engineering design. Although currently limited to the written mode of communication, CPR lends itself well to the higher learning objectives reached with a feedback loop. This process is shown below in Figure 1.

Read Do research, Compose assignment Visit Web and site(s) submit instructions

Review calibration Critique 3 essays. classmates’ One re-take if necessary assignments

Review own Get results, including assignment peer feedback and final score

Figure 1: Learning Task “Episodes” Tracked in CPR Session (from CPR Training Materials, Arlene Russell and Tim Su)

ASSESSMENT

Effective formative and summative assessments by a well-qualified outside evaluator will help to ensure the effectiveness and universality of the enhanced CPR model. Dianne Raubenheimer serves as the project external evaluator. She is currently the Director of Assessment for the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. She will guide the team through a well-planned agenda of assessment tasks:

1. Develop revised evaluation rubrics for assessing student’s written, oral, and visual communications products starting from rubrics currently being used in the Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program, and building a focus on anticipated student learning outcomes, with due consideration of the reviews and recommendations of the Project Advisory Panel, the Engineering Communication Advisory Council, and the External Evaluator.

2. Develop surveys for assessing student perceptions and opinions about the program with due consideration of the reviews and recommendations of the CPR Project Advisory Panel, the CXC Advisory Panel, and the External Evaluator.

Russell, A., & Carlson, P., & Waggenspack, W., & Hull, W., & Monroe, W., & Wilmot, C. (2009, June), Engineering Education: Oral And Visual Communication Using Enhanced Calibrated Peer Review Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/4732

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