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Use of Peer Review of Projects to Enhance Upper Level Geotechnical Engineering Courses

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Civil Engineering Division Poster Session

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

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24.1312.1 - 24.1312.10



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James L. Hanson PE California Polytechnic State University

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Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo

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Use of Peer Review of Projects to Enhance Upper Level GeotechnicalEngineering CoursesStudent peer review has been integrated to multiple upper level (i.e., graduateand senior technical elective) geotechnical engineering courses at XYZUniversity. The reviews have been established as an integral part of an end-of-term project that includes a written report and oral presentation to the class. Astaged sequence of deadlines and milestones is administered to assure thatstudents maintain progress with their projects and avoid last-minute preparationsof term papers. The format of the term papers is highly prescribed and based ona template for technical conference manuscripts. Assessment of experiences isdescribed in the paper and suggestions are provided for effective use of thismethod.

Hanson, J. L. (2014, June), Use of Peer Review of Projects to Enhance Upper Level Geotechnical Engineering Courses Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23245

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