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Title: A Holistic Approach to Transforming Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Education
Authors: Maciejewski A.A.
Chen T.W.
Byrne Z.S.
De Miranda M.A.
McMeeking L.B.S.
Notaros B.M.
Pezeshki A.
Roy S.
Leland A.M.
Reese M.D.
Rosales A.H.
Siller T.J.
Toftness R.F.
Notaros O.
Published in: IEEE Access
Abstract: Our diverse team of educators at Colorado State University are redefining what it means to teach and learn in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Supported by a five-year 'RED' grant from the National Science Foundation, we are, in effect, throwing away courses to overcome the challenges of the current engineering educational system. Approaching the degree from a holistic perspective, we no longer view our program as a set of disparate courses taught by autonomous (and isolated) faculty, but as an integrated system that fosters collaboration among faculty and students. This paper describes our new organizational and pedagogical model, which emphasizes knowledge integration and interweaves thematic content threads throughout the curriculum. We also share our process for implementing the new approach, along with the successes and challenges that we have experienced along the way. Through this project, we strive to become a catalyst for change in engineering education. © 2017 IEEE.
Citation: IEEE Access (2017), 5(): 8148-8161
URI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2690221
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/7983
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Keywords: Circuits and systems
electrical engineering education
electromagnetics
electronics
engineering education
engineering students
globalization
linear systems
STEM
ISSN: 21693536
Author Scopus IDs: 7103305993
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Author Affiliations: Maciejewski, A.A., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Chen, T.W., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Byrne, Z.S., Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
De Miranda, M.A., Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas AandM University, College Station, TX 77843, United States
McMeeking, L.B.S., School of Education, STEM Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Notaros, B.M., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Pezeshki, A., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Roy, S., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Leland, A.M., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Reese, M.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Rosales, A.H., Professional Skills Development, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Siller, T.J., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Toftness, R.F., Tasterra Consulting, Loveland, CO 80537, United States
Notaros, O., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States
Funding Details: This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation and in part by the IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers, Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED), under Grant EEC-1519438.;ABSTRACT Our diverse team of educators at Colorado State University are redefining what it means to teach and learn in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Supported by a five-year ‘‘RED’’ grant from the National Science Foundation, we are, in effect, throwing away courses to overcome the challenges of the current engineering educational system. Approaching the degree from a holistic perspective, we no longer view our program as a set of disparate courses taught by autonomous (and isolated) faculty, but as an integrated system that fosters collaboration among faculty and students. This paper describes our new organizational and pedagogical model, which emphasizes knowledge integration and interweaves thematic content threads throughout the curriculum. We also share our process for implementing the new approach, along with the successes and challenges that we have experienced along the way. Through this project, we strive to become a catalyst for change in engineering education.
Corresponding Author: Leland, A.M.; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State UniversityUnited States; email: andrea.leland@colostate.edu
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