June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Engineering Leadership Development Division
24.874.1 - 24.874.10
Longitudinal Evolution of an Inclusive, College-Wide IntegratedEngineering Leadership CurriculumAbstractLike many engineering programs, [Blinded] has recognized the need for cultivatingleadership skills in its engineering students. Over seven years ago, planning efforts wereinitiated for rolling out an inclusive, college-wide engineering leadership curriculum.These efforts have resulted in a structured experience that provides graduated proficiencyin leadership knowledge and skills starting with the Freshmen year and culminating inpracticed leadership experiences in Capstone Senior Design Courses. A fundamentalelement of this inclusive curriculum is a required, 3 credit hour Sophomore LevelFoundations Course which provides a common core in personal leadership, organizationleadership, and global agility.Implementation of an inclusive curriculum required substantial support from each of theindividual college units, thus the roll-out was staged with strong consideration todepartment timelines. At this point, each program in [Blinded] College of Engineeringand Technology has integrated the leadership curriculum into its individual graduationrequirements for seniors graduating in 2014 and beyond. Early adopting departmentsnow have several years of experience. Enrollment in the Sophomore LeadershipFoundations course has risen from several dozen students to roughly 1,000 studentsannually. This paper presents the longitudinal evolution of the curriculum in response tofaculty concerns, student interest and experience levels, and departmental constraints.
Bowden, A. E., & Warnick, G. M., & Magleby, S. P. (2014, June), Longitudinal Evolution of an Inclusive, College-wide Integrated Engineering Leadership Curriculum Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/22807
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