Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
In October, 2016, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) launched the Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee (BOK3TC), and in 2017 an update on the task committee’s work was reported at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Columbus, OH. That presentation and paper provided a summary of the findings of the committee following critical reviews of published literature and an initial survey of constituents. Based on these findings, the BOK3TC determined that a Third Edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (BOK3) was warranted and outlined a series of next steps to develop the BOK3.
The primary purpose of this paper is to once again update the civil engineering community on the progress of the BOK3TC and to present a first draft of the BOK3 outcomes. The paper will summarize the five-phase process the committee is following. The first phase, which focused on reviewing available literature and conducting a survey of constituents, was reported in the 2017 paper referenced above. The second and third phases will be the focus of this paper. The second phase involved developing possible new outcomes and revising existing BOK2 outcomes based on information from the first phase, conducting an internal survey of all BOK3TC members (full and corresponding), and developing pre-draft outcome rubrics for the BOK3. The third phase, which is currently underway, focuses on critically assessing the pre-draft BOK3 outcome rubrics, including a second survey of constituents. A first draft of the BOK3 outcomes and expected level of achievement for each outcome will be available at the conclusion of the third phase and will be presented in this paper.
COORDINATING NOTE: This abstract is submitted at the specific invitation and request of Tom Lenox, the coordinator of the ASCE Liaison Committee’s session(s) for the CE Division of ASEE in 2018. It should be considered for inclusion in the sessions on “Educational & Professional Issues of Strategic Importance to the Civil Engineering Profession – and ASCE.” that the ASCE Liaison Committee is organizing.
Fridley, K. J., & Hains, D. B., & Barry, B. E., & Sanford Bernhardt, K. L., & Nolen, L. (2018, June), The Third Edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge: An Update and Overview Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31128
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