June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Continuing Professional Development
26.1204.1 - 26.1204.10
Online-BSEE (Online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering): A Multi-University Collaboration ProjectAbstract: The Online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is a collaborative effort amongthree University Centers XXX, YYY, and ZZZ. The program delivers the entire electricalengineering curriculum, including laboratory component at the bachelor level to students onlineand asynchronously; thus realizing the Learning Anywhere Anytime vision. Students take thebasic mathematics and science courses and general education curriculum elsewhere (online or atlocal institutions). It is one of the first such programs nationwide in which faculty from multipleuniversities join forces to serve a unique online student body distinct from the traditional oncampus students. Thus far, our student body consists of mostly working professionals seekingcareer advancement. Some are electrical or electronic technicians seeking the degree forpromotion. Some are intellectual property lawyers in different engineering disciplines seeking toexpand their practice to include electrical engineering. There are yet others seeking completionof their bachelor degrees that were interrupted by various life scenarios. In this paper, we discussthe triumphs and challenges of the program and outline how our collaboration across threeuniversities and other partnership further enables us to leverage the resources of a large publiceducation system to make a difference and to serve a student body that is otherwise unable topursue higher education in electrical engineering. We will also share our comprehensive modelof program supports and how we plan to measure the usage, effectiveness, and long term impactof those supports over time. Finally, we will share how some of our online lectures developed inthe program are also being used to supplement and enrich the on-campus offerings hence creatinga win-win approach.
Tang, W. K., & Liu, P., & Westgate, C. R., & Scalzo, K. A. (2015, June), Online-BSEE (Online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering): A Multi-University Collaboration Project in Partnership with Open SUNY Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24541
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