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Library Experience for Applied Engineering Technology Students
The full-time Applied Engineering Technology Program at Goodwin College of Drexel University was launched two years ago. This program clearly distinguishes itself from traditional engineering programs. The curriculum places emphasis on the application of theory rather than on derivations and proofs. The majority of courses are fully integrated with training and laboratory experience, extensive use of software and industrial case studies. The information literacy of students plays an important role in the education process. The primary goal of an academic library is to support the curriculum and provide a more successful library experience for students. The communication between the librarian with liaison responsibilities and the academic program is described in this work.
During the class-session of the Introduction to Applied Engineering Technology Course, the librarian introduces students to library resources including databases and electronic products, services, programs and policies, as well as to proper communication links between the library and the various colleges and schools. The information skills learned during the process contribute to life-long learning among the students in this program. Several activities such as research skills workshops, informal consultations, electronic reference and virtual chat, and informal mentoring are used to provide informative library experiences to the students. The role of the communication and collaboration among the faculty and the librarian to develop the content for the library skills workshops and assignments to assess the information skills learned are considered crucial for providing enriching library experience. The core information skills that will enhance the knowledge fundamentals form the central theme of this collaboration between the faculty, students, and librarians.
Applied Engineering Technology (AET) Program at Drexel University
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Applied Engineering Technology at Drexel University’s Goodwin College is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in a variety of design, manufacturing, and production-related positions1. The program content provides an integrated educational experience directed toward developing the ability to apply the fundamental knowledge gained in the Goodwin College to the solution of practical problems in the engineering technology field. The AET program is based on a cyclic model of the relationship between knowledge production and improvement of practice in undergraduate STEM education. For over two years Drexel has been offering its AET major in collaboration with the Delaware County Community College (DCCC) under a dual enrollment model. The students can pursue both AAS and BS degrees concurrently at DCCC facilities. During the fall of the 2004-2005 academic year, the
Bhatt, J., & Genis, V., & Roberts, J. (2006, June), Library Experience For Applied Engineering Technology Students Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/68
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