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Student Perceptions of Teamwork Support

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Design in Engineering Education Division: Design Teams

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Design in Engineering Education

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

14

DOI

10.18260/1-2--33296

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https://peer.asee.org/33296

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557

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Robin Fowler University of Michigan

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Robin Fowler is a lecturer in the Program in Technical Communication at the University of Michigan. She enjoys serving as a "communication coach" to students throughout the curriculum, and she's especially excited to work with first year and senior students, as well as engineering project teams, as they navigate the more open-ended communication decisions involved in describing the products of open-ended design scenarios.

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Laura K. Alford University of Michigan

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Laura K. Alford is a Lecturer and Research Investigator at the University of Michigan. She researches ways to use data-informed analysis of students' performance and perceptions of classroom environment to support DEI-based curricula improvements.

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James A. Coller University of Michigan Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-3825-923X

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James Coller is an engineering PhD pre-candidate at the University of Michigan focusing on the use of Bayesian Networks for Early Stage Ship Design. James also completed his BSE and MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2017 and 2018 respectively at Michigan. He spent three years during his undergraduate education as an Instructional Assistant for a first year design-build-test-communicate engineering course. His research interests include autonomous robotics for both land and marine environments and ship design for the U.S. Navy.

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Stephanie Sheffield University of Michigan

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Dr. Sheffield is a Lecturer in Technical Communication in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.

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Magel P. Su California Institute of Technology Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-4898-5024

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Magel P. Su is a PhD student in the Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. He earned a B.S.E in materials science and engineering and a minor in chemistry from the University of Michigan. At Michigan, he was a member of the Ultrafast Laser - Material Interaction Laboratory and the Engineering Honors Program. He also served as an instructor for several courses including Introduction to Engineering, Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing, and Structural and Chemical Characterization of Materials.

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Abstract

In this evidence-based practice paper, we report on a variety of interventions we provide in an attempt to support first-year student teams in a project-based learning course. At the end of the semester, we surveyed students to ask their perception of the usefulness of each of the intervention strategies. While a majority of students rated each of the strategies as useful, the two strategies rated highest were peer mentoring and progress meetings with the instructors.

Fowler, R., & Alford, L. K., & Coller, J. A., & Sheffield, S., & Su, M. P. (2019, June), Student Perceptions of Teamwork Support Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33296

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