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Workshop Result: Teaching Structured Reviews to Environmental Engineering Researchers

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

Start Date

July 26, 2021

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July 19, 2022

Conference Session

Environmental Engineering Technical Session 4: Environmental Issues and the Impacts of Intersectionality

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Women in Engineering and Environmental Engineering

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Diversity

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16

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Daniel B. Oerther Missouri University of Science and Technology Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6724-3205

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Professor Daniel B. Oerther, PhD, PE joined the faculty of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2010 as the John A. and Susan Mathes Chair of Civil Engineering after serving ten years on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati where he was Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Oerther earned his Ph.D. (2002) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dan’s professional registrations include: PE, BCEE, BCES, CEng, CEnv, CEHS, and DAAS. Oerther's scholarship, teaching, service, and professional practice focus in the fields of environmental biotechnology and sustainable development where he specializes in promoting Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH), food and nutrition security, energy efficiency, and poverty alleviation. Oerther's awards for teaching include the best paper award from the Environmental Engineering Division of ASEE and the society-wide Robert G. Quinn Award from ASEE, the Engineering Education Excellence Award from the NSPE, the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Educator award from AAEES, and the Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal from WEF. Due to his collaborations with nurses and healthcare professionals, Professor Oerther has been inducted as a Lifetime Honorary Member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), and he has been inducted as a Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows (ANEF). Oerther has also been elevated as a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Engineers (FSEE), the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (FCIEH), the Society of Operations Engineers (FSOE), and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (FAEESP).

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Abstract

As part of the 2019 biennial conference of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, a pre-conference workshop on the topic of structured reviews was delivered to 22 participants. The workshop had three objectives, namely: 1) raising awareness about the process of structured reviews; 2) demonstrating the process of structured reviews; and 3) encouraging participants to adopt a structured review format for future research. To achieve these objectives, three activities were undertaken, including: 1) a pre-conference web site was constructed where participants completed mandatory exercises before the on-site portion of the workshop; 2) group-work to learn the structured review process during the on-site portion of the workshop; and 3) voluntary follow-up including mentoring/coaching by workshop conveners to support the use of structured reviews in future research after the completion of the on-site portion of the workshop. Assessment of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of workshop participants was undertaken using an on-site, anonymous, voluntary readiness assessment test (RAT) as well as an on-site, anonymous, voluntary comprehension assessment test (CAT), administered immediately preceding and following the on-site portion of the workshop, respectively. To support the long-term adoption of structured reviews in research, the workshop moderators provided mentoring/coaching to workshop participants in the months following the completion of the on-site portion of the workshop. The value of this long-term mentoring/coaching was assessed by an additional CAT administered one year after the completion of the on-site portion of the workshop. The purpose of this paper is to share: 1) workshop content and format that could be used by other conveners of similar workshops; 2) results of the analysis of the RAT and CATs; and 3) the author’s experience with mentoring/coaching workshop participants on the use of structured reviews.

Oerther, D. B. (2021, July), Workshop Result: Teaching Structured Reviews to Environmental Engineering Researchers Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/38222

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