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The Year Of Dialog A Summary Report

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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June 22, 2008

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June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008



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The Year of Dialogue: What We Have Learned So Far

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Campus Representatives

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13.1286.1 - 13.1286.13



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J. P. Mohsen University of Louisville

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Ronald Barr University of Texas at Austin

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Session 1312

ASEE Year of Dialog: What We Have Learned J.P. Mohsen University of Louisville

Ronald E. Barr University of Texas at Austin

Jane M. Fraser Colorado State University at Pueblo

Amir Karimi University of Texas at San Antonio

Nelson A. Macken Swarthmore College

John A. Stratton Rochester Institute of Technology

John J. Uhran, Jr. University of Notre Dame

Sandra A. Yost University of Detroit Mercy

Abstract During the 2006-2007 academic year, ASEE hosted a series of panel sessions at the annual ASEE Section and Zone meetings to involve the membership in an activity called the “Year of Dialog” (YOD). The central theme of the YOD was to focus on “The Scholarship of Engineering Education (SEE).” The ASEE Zone and Section leaders were charged to organize a YOD session at each of the twelve ASEE Section meetings, and indeed that happened without fail. All discussions at the Section meetings were recorded, and submitted to the ASEE Vice- President for Member Affairs. This intermediate report, written in the form of a paper, presents the preliminary results of those discussions, as compiled by the authors. The paper includes data pertaining to the meetings, number of participants, form of dialog, and major topics discussed. The topics are grouped into logical categories and presented in tabular form for ease of presentation and prioritization. A comparison of the YOD results to Boyer’s general concept of “Scholarship” for the professorate is made. A vision of SEE is presented and illustrated, based on the input from all YOD discussions. Major action items that ASEE can address are presented in the conclusion.

Mohsen, J. P., & Barr, R. (2008, June), The Year Of Dialog A Summary Report Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 10.18260/1-2--3919

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