Daytona Beach, Florida
August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017
August 8, 2017
FYEE Conference - Works in Progress Submission
Using timesheets to keep track of work is a common task for engineers. In a first-year engineering course, students were asked to track the time spent on their design and build robot project. Students had different category choices to select. Based on these timesheets the students were to use this data when reporting on their project. The results from the timesheet tracking were valuable for instructors to provide real-time feedback to the teams about workload. Students were then asked to provide feedback about the timesheet process. Students were generally positive in the survey results about the timesheets. The survey indicated that the timesheets met the components of the MUSIC Model of Motivation. Improvements to the process were made for a second year implementation, which included a more streamlined reporting process. Results of this work-in-progress will help inform areas for future investigations.
Kecskemety, K. M., & Corrigan, L., & Clingan, P. A. (2017, August), When Students Keep Timesheets during a First-Year Engineering Project: Assignment Evolution and Student Perceptions Paper presented at 2017 FYEE Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/29444
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