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Engineering Gateway Course Redesign for Equity through Critical-Paths

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Baltimore , Maryland

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June 25, 2023

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June 25, 2023

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June 28, 2023

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Broadening Participation through Access, Equity, Inclusion in ECE

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Division (ECE)

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Praveen Meduri California State University, Sacramento

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Dr. Praveen Meduri is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Sacramento State University. He is also a Technical Liaison to Cadence Design Systems. He received his PhD from Old Dominion University, VA, M.S. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and bachelors from JNT University, India.

His research interests include Embedded Systems, Smart Cities, VLSI Design and Engineering Epistemologies.

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Mohammed Eltayeb California State University, Sacramento


Milica Markovic California State University, Sacramento

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Milica Markovic is a Professor of RF Engineering at California State University, Sacramento. She graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research interests are high-frequency circuits and engineering education.

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In this paper, we describe an ongoing project involving a comprehensive redesign of six Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) undergraduate courses at Sacramento State to reduce equity gaps by incorporating culturally responsive pedagogies, inclusivity, and equity best practices. The goal of this project is to engage engineering students in active-learning experiences that are transformative, evidence-based, and aimed at closing equity gaps, improving persistence, and increasing graduation rates for all students.

The construct of course redesign along the critical path as an effective means to reduce barriers to student progress to a degree in STEM is a novel concept. We anticipate that this project will demonstrate that the advantages of the critical-path redesign are greater than the parts of individual gateway course redesign in engineering.

This project is jointly sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Office of Undergraduate Studies at Sacramento State, and by NSF grant (DUE # 2235774).

Meduri, P., & Eltayeb, M., & Markovic, M. (2023, June), Engineering Gateway Course Redesign for Equity through Critical-Paths Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--43311

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