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Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

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July 19, 2022

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Faculty Development 3: Research, Practice, and Lessons Learned

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Faculty Development Division

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Patrick Cunningham Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Patrick Cunningham is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His professional development is focused on researching and promoting metacognition, self-regulated learning, and reflection among students and faculty in Engineering Education. Dr. Cunningham has been a PI/Co-PI on two NSF-funded grants and led Rose-Hulman's participation in the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE). He is also a regular contributor to the Improve with Metacognition blog. Dr. Cunningham teaches a range of courses across undergraduate levels with specialization in dynamic systems, measurement, and control. In his teaching he seeks to apply what he has learned from his research, spurring student reflection and metacognitive growth, so that they may become more skillful learners. Skillful learners are capable, independent, and adaptable thinkers who are able to succeed wherever their career paths lead. Dr. Cunningham has industry experience through 7 co-op experiences as an undergraduate student, 2 sponsored projects as a graduate student, and as a consultant after joining the faculty at Rose-Hulman. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and was an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient.

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Holly M. Matusovich Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Dr. Holly M. Matusovich is an Professor in the Department of Engineering Education. She is current the Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Programs and the former Assistant Department Head for Graduate Programs in Virginia Tech’s Department of Engineering Education. Dr. Matusovich is recognized for her research and practice related to graduate student mentoring. She won the Hokie Supervisor Spotlight Award in 2014, was nominated for a Graduate Advising Award in 2015, and won the 2018 Graduate Student Mentor Award for the College of Engineering. Dr. Matusovich has graduated 10 doctoral students since starting her research program in Spring 2009. Dr. Matusovich co-hosts the Dissertation Institute, a one-week workshop each summer funded by NSF, to help underrepresented students develop the skills and writing habits to complete doctorate degrees in engineering. Across all of her research avenues, Dr. Matusovich has been a PI/Co-PI on 12 funded research projects including the NSF CAREER Award with her share of funding nearly $2.3 million. She has co-authored 2 book chapters, 21 journal publications and more than 70 conference papers. She has won several Virginia Tech awards including a Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Faculty, an Outstanding Teacher Award and a Faculty Fellow Award. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Materials Science from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University.

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Cheryl Carrico P.E. E4S, LLC Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-6327-842X

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Cheryl Carrico is owner of E4S, LLC. Her current research focus relates to STEM career pathways (K-12 through early career) and conceptual understanding of core engineering principles. She is currently a Member-at-Large for the Pre-college Division of ASEE. Dr. Carrico's consulting company specializes in research, research evaluations, and industry consulting. Dr. Carrico received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech, Masters of Engineering from North Carolina State University, MBA from King University, and PhD in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech. Dr. Carrico is a certified project management professional (PMP) and licensed professional engineer (P.E.).

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Rachel McCord Ellestad University of Tennessee at Knoxville Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5163-7675

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Rachel McCord Ellestad is a a Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor in the Engineering Fundamentals Division at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She received her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech. Her research interests include the impact of metacognitive and self-regulated learning development on engineering student success, particularly in the first year.

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Stacy Tantum Duke University

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Stacy Tantum received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Tufts University in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 1996 and 1998, respectively. She is currently an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Duke University. Her research interests include statistical signal processing with applications in the areas of machine learning for efficient sparse model inversion and marine mammal ocean acoustic signal processing, and engagement and retention in engineering education.

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Sophia T. Santillan Duke University

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Sophia Santillan joined Duke as an assistant professor of the practice in summer 2017. As a STEM educator, she is interested in the effect of emerging technology and research on student learning and classroom practice. After earning her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Duke, Santillan taught at the United States Naval Academy as an assistant professor and at the high school level, where she taught across the four-year math curriculum, including advanced courses. She also designed, proposed, and taught two introductory engineering courses for high school students. She currently leads an interdisciplinary initiative to improve girls' and women's math/STEM identity using a social identity framework and a problem-based learning approach.

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Rebecca Simmons Duke University

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Rebecca Simmons is an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. She arrived as a freshman to Duke in 1996 and has never left; she completed both her B.S.E and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences. She teaches a variety of design courses and is passionate about helping her students build creative confidence, think outside of the box, and design their life with personal metrics of success. She hosts a podcast called This Engineering Life, the undergraduate series.

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Abstract

In this Lessons Learned paper, we describe the implementation of an on-campus workshop focused on supporting faculty as they develop metacognitive interventions for their educational contexts. This on-campus workshop at Duke University included faculty from engineering as well as other faculty from campus and was developed and implemented by members of the Skillful Learning Institute Team. First, we describe the purpose and intent of the workshop by the host institution (Duke University) and the workshop development team (Skillful-Learning Institute Team). We then provide the workshop overview across the two day period, including a description of instruction provided and structured breakout sessions. Next, we provide a lessons learned section from the perspectives of the host institution and the workshop developers. Finally, we offer insights into how those lessons learned are being incorporated into the development of future workshops. By providing the two perspectives, our lessons learned should help those who invite speakers in for faculty development and those who are creating faculty development activities.

Cunningham, P., & Matusovich, H. M., & Carrico, C., & Ellestad, R. M., & Tantum, S., & Santillan, S. T., & Simmons, R. (2021, July), Supporting Students' Skillful Learning: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Workshop Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37788

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