Asee peer logo

Establishing School Wide Standards For Engineering Writing: A Data Driven Approach

Download Paper |


2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

Start Date

June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005



Conference Session

Writing and Communication II

Page Count


Page Numbers

10.585.1 - 10.585.20



Permanent URL

Download Count


Request a correction

Paper Authors

author page

John Anderson

author page

Jeanine Casler

author page

Bugrahan Yalvac

author page

H. David Smith

author page

Gulnur Birol

author page

John Troy

author page

Penny Hirsch

Download Paper |

NOTE: The first page of text has been automatically extracted and included below in lieu of an abstract

7. Shwom, B. & Hirsch, P. (1994). Managing the drafting process: Creating a new model for the workplace. The Bulletin of the Association for Business Communication, June, pp. 1-10. 8. Hirsch, P., Shwom, B. Wigal, C., Krulee, G. (1996). "Assessing the Effectiveness of Technical Documents in a Complex Government System." Presentation, Association of Business Communication, annual convention, Chicago, IL. 9. SPSS (2003). SPPS12.00 for Windows software was utilized for the quantitative analysis. 10. Glaser, B. G. & Strauss, A. M. (1967). The discovery of grounded theory: Strategies for qualitative research. Chicago, IL: Aldine.


PENNY L. HIRSCH is Associate Director of the Writing Program at Northwestern and a Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer. A principal in her own communications consulting firm since 1986, she is also the VaNTH project leader for core competency instruction. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.

H. DAVID SMITH is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, where he just completed a term as Associate Director of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence. Specializing in assessment and evaluation of educational interventions, he is a member of the VaNTH ERC. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and has taught at Middlebury College and the University of Michigan.

GULNUR BIROL received her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey. After doing postdoctoral work at Louisiana State University and research at the Illinois Institute of Technology, she joined the Biomedical Engineering faculty at Northwestern University, where she is also a project leader in biotechnology for the VaNTH ERC.

BUGRAHAN YALVAC is a postdoctoral fellow in assessment studies for the VaNTH ERC at Northwestern University. He holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Physics Education and an M.S. degree in Science Education from METU, Ankara. For his Ph.D. studies at Penn State, he majored in Curriculum and Instruction and minored in Science, Technology, and Society (STS).

JEANINE CASLER is a Lecturer in the Writing Program at Northwestern University. She received her B.A. from Rosemont College, her M.A. in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

JOHN C. ANDERSON is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for IDEA, Northwestern University's Institute for Design Engineering and Applications. He is also a Lecturer in the Writing Program. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. from Northwestern University.

JOHN B. TROY, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, chaired the undergraduate program for 12 years and has taught Neural Systems Physiology for 15 years. An active researcher in this area, he is domain leader for systems physiology in the VaNTH ERC. He holds undergraduate degrees from the Universities of Reading and London and a D.Phil. in Experimental Psychology (Neuroscience) from the University of Sussex.

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

Anderson, J., & Casler, J., & Yalvac, B., & Smith, H. D., & Birol, G., & Troy, J., & Hirsch, P. (2005, June), Establishing School Wide Standards For Engineering Writing: A Data Driven Approach Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14372

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2005 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015