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Triple-Helix and International Collaboration to Design and Implement an Outcomes Based Engineering Curriculum to Better Serve Stakeholders in Valparaíso-Chile

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2016 ASEE International Forum

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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Concurrent Paper Tracks Session I Accredidation

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International Forum

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11

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https://peer.asee.org/27270

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Uriel Ruben Cukierman IFEES

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Uriel Rubén Cukierman, MS, PE, is President of IFEES, Associate Director of InnovaHiEd and professor/researcher at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), the largest Engineering School in Argentina. He has served as the Dean of Engineering at the Universidad de Palermo (UP) and, previously, as the Information & Communications Technologies Secretary (equivalent to a VP position) at UTN for more than 15 years. Recently awarded as “Distinguished Educator” by the IOEM and “Honorary Professor” by the Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru. With a BS in Electronic Engineering from UTN and a MS from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Uriel has been the Electronic Department founder and former Director at Technical School ORT Argentina, also the former Director of the Learning Technologies Bachelor at UTN. Research interests in Learning Technologies include the areas of mobile devices, learning management systems and the digital divide. Professor Cukierman has contributed to the National Universities Network as a member of its Administrating Committee and has worked as consultant for the National Communication Secretary and National Education Ministry in projects for distance learning and reducing the digital divide. Taught at the university level for over thirty years in electronics, computing, multimedia and learning technologies. Produced three books about Learning Technologies and Engineering Education, one of which was published by Pearson. Authored 5 book chapters and more than 40 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences. (www.cukierman.name)

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Lueny Morell InnovaHiEd

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Lueny Morell, MS, PE, Ing.Paed.IGIP is President of Lueny Morell & Associates and Founder & Director of InnovaHiEd, a world-class team of experts with extensive academic and industry experience offering services to help higher education leaders in transforming their institutions to better respond to their stakeholders’ needs and the socioeconomic development challenges they face. With a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and Stanford University, Lueny is co-founder of NEU, a novel platform to teach engineering in Silicon Valley, California. From 2002 to 2013 she was part of the HP Labs Strategy, Open Innovation and University Relations teams and a full professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez for 24 years, where she had various academic and administrative positions, including Director of R&D. She is an IEEE Senior Member, an ASEE Fellow and ABET Program Evaluator and has received various awards for her work, including the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering Gordon Prize for innovations in engineering education in 2006. Recognized as one of the Engineering Education Pioneers in the US in 2014, Lueny is passionate about engineering education and innovation as fundamental pillars for economic and social well-being. She is co-founder of IFEES (Past President), GEDC and SPEED. Lueny maintains a blog on topics associated with innovation and engineering education (www.luenymorell.com; www.innovahied.com).

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Rene Alejandro Noel Universidad de Valparaíso

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Full professor at Universidad de Valparaiso. Main research areas are experimental software engineering, software design, and engineering education. 7 years of industrial experience as software engineer, and 4 as faculty member, currently leads curricula innovation in STEM courses at Engineering College of Universidad Valparaíso.

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Roberto Munoz Universidad de Valparaíso

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Roberto Muñoz is Computer Engineer (2009) from the Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile) and Master in Computer Science at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso (2012). He has recently enrolled in a PhD program at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Currently, he is full professor of informatics engineering at Universidad de Valparaíso. His research interest are Informatics in Education and Human-Computer Interaction.

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Eduardo Vendrell Vidal Polytechnic University of Valencia

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Eduardo Vendrell Vidal (Carlet, Spain, 1967) holds a Degree in Informatics (1991) from the Faculty of Informatics, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), and a Ph.D. in Informatics from the same university (2001).

Since 1991, he is Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Universitat Politècnica de València, UPV) in the Department of Systems Engineering and Control, currently attached to the School of Informatics (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, ETSINF). His teaching is related to CADCAM in the context of the Degree on Informatics Engineering given at the ETSINF, and the Master on Industrial Informatics and Control at UPV.

He is member of the Robotics research group of the University Institute of Control Systems and Industrial Computing (Instituto Universitario de Automática e Informática Industrial, ai2), at UPV.

His main research interest is in Robotics, CADCAM and 3D modelling and representation. In these fields, he has been participating in several national and international research projects, with published results in conferences and journals.

He has been Associate Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Informatics from 2001 to 2009, and is currently the Dean of the School of Informatics (ETSINF). From 2012, Dr. Vendrell is the President of the Spanish Council of Deans of Informatics (Conferencia de Directores y Decanos de Ingeniería Informática, CODDII) in Spain.

He is also a member of the Committee of Education in Engineering in the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), member of the Executive Board of the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE), and advisor to the Spanish Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA).

From October 2014 he is the President of EQANIE, the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education.

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Carlos Becerra Escuela de Ingeniería Civil Informática, Universidad de Valparaíso

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Carlos Becerra Castro is full professor of informatics engineering at University of Valparaiso and Director of Civil Engineering Computer Career. His background is Engineer, Master and PhD in informatics where his main research interests are software architecture, experimental software engineering and automatic categorization of digital artifacts based on stochastic models.

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Carmen Gloria Prado Mg Universidad de Valparaiso

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Magister en gestión de políticas de educación y cultura
Psicopedagoga
Licenciada en educación
Coordinadora de Docencia facultad de Ingeniería
Universidad de Valparaíso

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Abstract

Following an approach that has been pursued by many engineering programs that are outcomes based accredited, this paper describes the process of designing and implementing the curricula in the College of Engineering of the Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile, using a backwards design approach and also focusing on addressing stakeholders’ needs through students’ outcomes. Driven by the Chilean government through funding from MINEDUC (its educational development branch), this University has undertaken the task to completely revamp its engineering curricula by engaging faculty, students and industry, together with international collaborators from Argentina, Puerto Rico and Spain. A specific challenge for this redesign is the low performance of Chilean secondary students in international science and mathematics tests that is tackled by putting an S.T.E.M. emphasis in the overall process. Using the mentioned backwards design approach, the multi-disciplinary, multi-national, multi-stakeholder team will share the process of establishing University-wide learning outcomes, as well as specific outcomes for the engineering program benchmarked through a very novel method and validated by industry and employers’ representatives. The authors will describe their motivations, aspirations and work currently being implemented in the College of Engineering that has also cascaded through the whole University, as well as the lessons learned, challenges, and successes along the road. In addition, the approach for faculty buy-in and capacity building of the new learning/teaching methodologies, outcomes assessment and continuous quality improvement strategies and the internal sharing of the most effective practices will be described. The authors believe that the process outlined in this paper can help worldwide institutions adopt similar strategies for better serving their constituents.

Cukierman, U. R., & Morell, L., & Noel, R. A., & Munoz, R., & Vendrell Vidal, E., & Becerra, C., & Prado, C. G. (2016, June), Triple-Helix and International Collaboration to Design and Implement an Outcomes Based Engineering Curriculum to Better Serve Stakeholders in Valparaíso-Chile Paper presented at 2016 ASEE International Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana. https://peer.asee.org/27270

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