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Setting a Course for Student Success: Standards-Based Curriculum and Capacity-Building across Risk Prevention Management System Domains

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2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference

Location

Washington, District of Columbia

Publication Date

April 6, 2018

Start Date

April 6, 2018

End Date

April 7, 2018

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Diversity

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9

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https://peer.asee.org/29488

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Lisa L Greenwood Rochester Institute of Technology

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Dr. Lisa Greenwood is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Greenwood has been involved in national and international environmental standards development for over 15 years, and recently led the U.S. delegation on ISO’s revisions of the ISO 14001 and 14004 environmental standards. In addition to her academic preparation and experience, she has over ten years of experience in environmental engineering in the aerospace industry. Dr. Greenwood seeks to build student capabilities in standards implementation through project-based learning and problem-solving, in order to prepare them for successful careers in environmental, health, safety, and sustainability disciplines, and beyond.

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Jennifer Schneider Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Dr. Jennifer Schneider, CIH is the Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking in Academic Affairs and a professor in the College of Applied Science & Technology at RIT. She earned her doctorate from UMASS, MS from the University of Rochester, and her BA from Roberts Wesleyan College. She is responsible for leading the university wide effort to infuse applied critical thinking across the RIT student experience. In addition, she leads the RIT Collaboratory for Resiliency & Recovery, supporting the data to decision pipeline in emergency response and recovery, a local volunteer HAZMAT commander, and has been recognized for her work in situational awareness and decision-making.

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Maureen S. Valentine PE Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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Maureen Valentine, P.E., has been a faculty member at RIT for more than 25 years, serving as a teaching professor, Department Chair for the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management, and Safety, and Associate Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology. She is a co-PI on the AdvanceRIT initiative. Her scholarly activities include service learning as a pedagogical tool to create experiential learning opportunities, and diversity and equity in STEM education for both students and faculty.

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Abstract

Consensus standards aimed at risk mitigation and management have had an increasing presence in society, in response to incidents with significant societal impacts, as well as global efforts to enhance sustainable development and resilience. These operational management systems standards govern many facets of society. Given that our world and our professional expectations are requiring increasingly more output, a management systems approach can ensure that contributing processes function efficiently. Those entering the workforce must understand the role that standards have upon professional practice, and be able to apply them in the workplace. Curricula that incorporate key standards used in the US offer students a rich skillset for effective performance in their careers.

This paper will describe and evaluate a modular approach for standards-based risk management curricula for degree programs in civil engineering and environmental, health and safety management and its impact on students entering the workforce in engineering and management disciplines.

Greenwood, L. L., & Schneider, J., & Valentine, M. S. (2018, April), Setting a Course for Student Success: Standards-Based Curriculum and Capacity-Building across Risk Prevention Management System Domains Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://peer.asee.org/29488

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