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Promoting the Adoption of Innovative Teaching Practices by Transportation Engineering Faculty in a Workshop

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

NSF Grantees’ Poster Session

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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24.1022.1 - 24.1022.9



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Mafruhatul Jannat Oregon State University


David S. Hurwitz Oregon State University Orcid 16x16

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Dr. David S. Hurwitz is an assistant professor of transportation engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. David conducts research in the areas of transportation user behavior, traffic control, transportation safety, driving & bicycling simulation, and engineering education. In particular Dr. Hurwitz is interested in the consideration of user behavior in the design and innovation of transportation systems. David teaches graduate and undergraduate classes covering topics such as; Highway Engineering, Traffic Operations, Isolated Signalized Intersections, and Driving Simulation. Additionally, Dr. Hurwitz serves as an executive committee member of the Institute of Transportation Engineer's Traffic Engineering Council and Education Council, and as a member of the Transportation Research Board's Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance committee (AND30), and Traffic Control Devices Committee (AHB50).

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Shane A. Brown P.E. Oregon State University Orcid 16x16

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ABSTRACTThe development and widespread implementation of best practices in transportation engineeringclassrooms is important in attracting and retaining the next generation of transportationengineers. Engineering education professionals have uncovered many best practices in the field;however, the process of effectively disseminating and ultimately achieving the widespreadadoption of these best practices by others is not yet well understood. Sixty participants,comprising faculty members, Ph.D. students, and public sector employees, attended aTransportation Engineering Education Workshop convened in Seattle, WA to promote thecollaborative development and adoption of active learning and conceptual exercises in theintroduction to transportation engineering class. Participant assessments were conducted in theform of pre-, post-, and follow-up surveys. Results showed immediately positive shifts inparticipant beliefs about the importance of active learning and conceptual exercises with declinesduring the follow-up period, an increased density and connectivity of curriculum developmentnetworks, and extensive reports of valuable experiences and influences from the workshop.

Jannat, M., & Hurwitz, D. S., & Brown, S. A. (2014, June), Promoting the Adoption of Innovative Teaching Practices by Transportation Engineering Faculty in a Workshop Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--22955

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