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Integrating Skills, Transforming Culture: Reforming Engineering Curricula In Seas

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2004 Annual Conference

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Emerging Trends in Engineering Education

Page Count

12

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9.769.1 - 9.769.12

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https://peer.asee.org/13837

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Douglas Coffin

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Catherine Almquist

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Amit Shukla

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Michael Bailey-Van Kuren

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James Kiper

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Christine Noble

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Session: 1793

Integrating Skills, Transforming Culture: Reforming all Engineering Curricula in SEAS

Amit Shukla1, Michael Bailey-Van Kuren2, Catherine B. Almquist3, Douglas W. Coffin4, James D. Kiper5, Christine D. Noble6 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Introduction The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) [1] at Miami University of Ohio is undergoing significant growth by adding new majors and increasing enrollment. To support this growth SEAS has developed a unified strategy for reforming all engineering (existing and proposed) curricula at SEAS by integrating academic skills throughout the four years and enhancing the learning culture by utilizing teams comprised of students, faculty, and industrial representatives. This reform will enhance the quality of academic experience for SEAS students and boost the current engineering pedagogy [2], while building upon the current strengths of the Miami’s liberal undergraduate education. The goals of this strategy are to provide for the following divisional reform: 1) develop and implement a fully integrated first-year curriculum for all majors in engineering and computing; 2) design and develop skills threads for each major (existing and new) to build upon the first-year experience by incorporating hands-on, team- based, inquiry-centered learning in an environment utilizing modern computing tools and methods; and 3) create an interdisciplinary community to build an enhanced intellectual climate by providing avenues for collaboration amongst all majors in engineering and computing in SEAS at Miami. This will contribute to the university’s goal of enhancing intellectual climate for effective learning and will provide a benchmark for educating engineers of the twenty-first century.

An integrated curriculum will be created within SEAS at Miami University by incorporating threads of learning throughout the four years and by enhancing the academic

1 Assistant Professor (Corresponding Author), Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering 2 Assistant Professor, Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering 3 Assistant Professor, Department of Paper Science and Engineering 4 Associate Professor, Department of Paper Science and Engineering 5 Professor, Department of Computer Science and Systems Analysis 6 Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Coffin, D., & Almquist, C., & Shukla, A., & Bailey-Van Kuren, M., & Kiper, J., & Noble, C. (2004, June), Integrating Skills, Transforming Culture: Reforming Engineering Curricula In Seas Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/13837

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