1. Election for ERM Executive Board Positions: Results
2. ERM Workshops at the ASEE Annual Conference in Columbus
3. Workshop at the ASEE Annual Conference: Specific and Generic Performance Indicators for the Comprehensive Measurement of ABET Student Outcomes
4. Revisions to NSF Research in the Formation of Engineers Program
5. Call for Applications: Program Director for the Engineering Education Cluster at the National Science Foundation
6. Position Announcement: Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1. ELECTION FOR ERM EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS: CHAIR AND TWO DIRECTORS
Thank you to all who participated in this year’s ERM elections — thank you to all who voted as well as those who served as candidates.
Bylaw Revision: Approved
Chair: Holly Matusovich
Directors: Allison Godwin & Matthew Verleger
Congratulations Holly, Allison & Matthew!
2. ERM WORKSHOPS AT THE ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN COLUMBUS
Sign up for ERM’s Workshops. This year, ERM members are putting on 5 workshops associated with the division. Consider attending them and learning more about the work being done by ERM members:
ERM Presents! An Introduction to Research Methods in Engineering Education
Presenters: Courtney Faber, Erin McCave, Katherine Khlert, & Lisa Benson
Topic: The goal of this workshop is to provide an introduction to engineering education research methods for individuals new to education research who want to use education research to inform their teaching practice and outreach activities.
Implementing and Conducting Effective and Meaningful Video-Annotated Peer Review of Faculty Teaching
Presenters: James Pembridge, Lisa Davids, Yosef Allam, & Stephanie Cutler
Topic: This workshop seeks to encourage faculty to engage in peer teaching observations and to provide support on how to start a video-annotated peer-review system within their community.
Educators’ Constructive Feedback on Students’ Design Work
Presenters: Farshid Marbouti, John Alexander Mendoza-Garcia, Monica Cardella, Matthew Verleger, & Heidi Diefes-Dux
Topic: The aim of this workshop is to nurture engineering faculty and graduate teaching assistants’ ability to provide constructive feedback on students’ design work.
How to Evaluate Published Assessments for Use in Research and Evaluation
Presenters: Kerrie Anna Douglas & Jim Pellegrino
Topic: The presenters will provide attendees with tools to evaluate the forms of evidence needed to support the appropriateness of published assessments for use in their own research or evaluation work.
Deconstructing and Assessing Motivation
Presenters: Adam Kirn, Katherine Nelson, Jonathan Hilpert, Lisa Benson, & Jenefer Husman
Topic: The purpose of this 2 hour workshop is to aid in the appropriate use of theoretically and methodologically robust means of assessing motivation in engineering education research.
3. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP AT THE ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: SPECIFIC AND GENERIC PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE MEASUREMENT OF ABET STUDENT OUTCOMES
Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30 to 3:30PM
Room A124, Columbus Convention Center
Free ticketed event
A case study with streaming video examples of actual applications of specific performance indicators to assess various student engineering activities related to ABET student outcomes using state of the art web based digital technology and collected data utilized for student program evaluation, performance failure analysis and continuous quality improvement.
An analysis of culminating ABET student outcomes is made with reference to Bloom’s 3 learning domains and their learning levels. A hypothetical model is presented for this analysis. The necessity of the use of performance indicators is highlighted especially in reference to the measurement of course learning outcomes and development of assessments, teaching and learning activities. The correlation of ABET student outcomes, course learning outcomes, and performance indicators is clearly outlined. The importance of scientific constructive alignment of learning outcomes, performance indicators, assessments, teaching and learning strategies is highlighted. A novel hybrid rubric for accurate assessment and scoring of student performances is presented.
In summary, this workshop presents the benefits of using a combination of specific, generic performance indicators and their rubrics to accurately assess student engineering learning activities related to the ABET student outcomes while supporting principles of authentic OBE, scientific constructive alignment, efficient performance failure analysis and continuous quality improvement.
4. REVISIONS TO NSF RESEARCH IN THE FORMATION OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM
The National Science Foundation has released a revised version of the Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) program description. RFE now accepts proposals in two categories, Research and Design & Development. The program description also includes new guidance for budgets, topics of interest, and expected elements of proposals. For full details see https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503584.
5. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR THE ENGINEERING EDUCATION CLUSTER AT THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
The Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) is seeking a Program Director for the Engineering Education Cluster through a temporary (“rotator”) appointment. The appointment will be made for one year, although it may be extended for additional years by mutual agreement.
Formal consideration of interested applicants will begin May 1, 2017 and will continue until a selection is made. The selected applicant is expected to start in late August or early September of 2017.
NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the Foundation’s overall mission to support innovative and merit-evaluated activities in fundamental research and education that contribute to the nation’s technological strength, security and welfare. This responsibility requires knowledge in the appropriate disciplines along with: a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.
The Engineering Education Cluster supports the Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE) initiative, which refers to the formal and informal processes and value systems by which people become engineers. It also includes the ethical responsibility of practicing engineers to sustain and grow the profession in order to improve quality of life for all peoples. The engineering profession must be responsive to national priorities, grand challenges, and dynamic workforce needs; it must be equally open and accessible to all.
For more information, including instructions on submitting an application, see https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/eec17001/eec17001.jsp.
6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR THE CENTER OF TEACHING AND LEARNEING EXCELLENCE, EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus is currently recruiting for an Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE). Our CTLE organization has an embedded model of faculty development; our Associate Directors are located in each of the four colleges, leading faculty development for their college’s faculty. We are currently hiring an associate director for the College of Engineering (COE) who will work with faculty in aerospace engineering; engineering fundamentals; civil engineering; electrical, computer, software, and systems engineering; and mechanical engineering. Our new associate director will implement a variety of evidence-based faculty development teaching practices, including designing, facilitating, and assessing workshops on topics such as teaching basics, active learning, collaborative learning, digital literacies, and other topics as appropriate. Our new team member should be proficient in using the technology tools that faculty need to teach successfully. The associate director will be expected to work closely with our IT organization, the Hunt Library, and other departments as appropriate. He or she should be an excellent communicator and adept at working with faculty in a variety of settings and contexts, from one-on-one consultations to larger group settings. For further information on the Daytona Beach CTLE organization, see http://dbctle.erau.edu/.
Responsibilities include the following:
• Aid faculty in enhancing their instruction and pedagogical practices. Design, develop, facilitate, and assess appropriate activities to aid faculty in enhancing teaching and learning in their disciplines and to promote research on teaching and learning practices. Promote effective uses of technologies in the classroom. Activities may include workshops, book discussions, presentations, short courses, summer institutes, and many others.
• Consult with faculty on course redesigns. Assist faculty with course redesigns through consultations and assistance with instructional design concepts, current pedagogical practices, the integration of digital teaching and learning tools, and other concepts as appropriate.
• Initiate, manage, and assess larger CTLE administrative projects and initiatives as required. Work with campus leadership on specific initiatives, such as researching emerging digital teaching and learning technologies, researching innovative pedagogical practices, supervising student assistants, writing white papers, initiating and managing large-scale projects, making presentations to leadership and academic departments to promote CTLE, aiding with CTLE administrative activities, and other tasks as required.
To apply: The job is listed on our ERAU Jobs site at https://embryriddle.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=170119&lang=en. Submit a short vita (no more than three pages), cover letter, and contact information for three references who could speak to your skills as a faculty developer. Questions about the position, our organization, or beach life in Daytona Beach, FL should be directed to Lori Mumpower, Director of CTLE, at email@example.com.