A Proposed Teaching and Learning Curriculum for SPEED Based on Current National Trends

Tristan T. Utschig, Dirk Schaefer, Donald P. Visco Jr.

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Abstract

We propose an introductory level teaching and learning curriculum for the ASEE COMPLEETE program (COMPetencies in Learning for Engineering and Engineering Technology Educators). COMPLEETE is an initiative for a national program to build and recognize educator excellence in engineering and engineering technology at three levels. The proposed curriculum for the introductory level is compared with curricula from nine well-established existing programs. The content is specifically targeted to benefit engineering and engineering technology instructors in higher education, integrate with the values and programs already offered within ASEE, serve as a foundation for further development at higher levels, and be flexible to suit the needs of a diverse instructional community. The nine existing programs were coded under the overarching COMPLEETE criteria and then analyzed for commonalities and alignment. The proposed core competency areas were found to comprehensively represent existing programs. They are: learning theory, student development, instructional design, instructional facilitation methods, assessing and providing feedback to learners, instructional technology, and reflective practice. The proposed curriculum lays a foundation for those offering faculty development services to compare against, and challenges the engineering and engineering technology community of educators to address key competency areas all faculty should develop within 3-5 years of beginning teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE - Frontiers in Education Conference - Seattle, Washington, USA United States
Duration: 3 Oct 20126 Oct 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE - Frontiers in Education Conference
CountryUSA United States
CitySeattle, Washington
Period3/10/126/10/12

Keywords

  • Faculty development
  • Engineering Education

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    Utschig, T. T., Schaefer, D., & Visco Jr., D. P. (2012). A Proposed Teaching and Learning Curriculum for SPEED Based on Current National Trends. Paper presented at 2012 IEEE - Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA United States.