ERM Announcements, July 1, 2020

Dear ERM members,

Phew! What a great week we had at the annual ASEE conference last week! I greatly enjoyed seeing my ERM colleagues and friends and learning about new research in engineering education. And now I need a week to recover from all the Zoom meetings. 😊

Thank you to all of you who worked so hard to make the conference a success! I want to give a special thank you to Jay Pembridge, the 2020 Program Chair and Kerrie Douglas, the 2021 Program Chair. Also, thank you to all of the ERM Executive Board members who helped lead sessions, plan events, and share vital information with the community. As I mentioned during our business meeting, it takes a village to do all of the tasks associated with ERM and the annual conference. I am very grateful for all of the contributions that our members and leaders have made to make the conference the best it can be! I am hoping that next year we will be able to celebrate in-person in Long Beach, CA!

I also wanted to thank those of you who have expressed interest in volunteering for ERM during the next year. I will be contacting people in the next few weeks. I will still be looking for volunteers for certain positions. In particular, no one has yet expressed interest in becoming the 2022 Program Chair. If you’re interested, please let me know.

I hope you are all doing well!

Sarah

 

ERM Announcements for 7/1/2020

 

General Announcements

ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: ERM Awards and Recognition
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CHEER UP – Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research – Updated Perspectives
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: How to Engineer Engineering Education Workshop at Bucknell University
CALL FOR PAPERS: Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?

 

General Announcements

ERM ANNOUNCEMENT: ERM Awards and Recognition
The 2020 ERM Awards announcements are available online at https://erm.asee.org/asee-2020/. The winners of the annual Apprentice Faculty Grant (Aaron Johnson, Jillian Seniuk, Cicek, Christina Smith, and Jessica Swenson) are introduced online by their respective mentors. Please watch these at your leisure so we can welcome these individuals into the ERM community. In addition, our 2020 Distinguished Service Award winner is Matthew Verlerger from Embry Riddle. Congratulations Matt! Please join me in congratulating our AFG winners and all of our 2020 ERM winners!

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CHEER UP – Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research – Updated Perspectives
Usually summer is a time when we meet and engage with fellow members of the engineering education community face-to-face, but things are different this year. Still, we can do with some intellectually stimulating conversations and with that in mind starting on July 2, 2002, I will be hosting twice weekly talks with authors of the Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research (CHEER). The format is simple. I’ll initiate the conversation and lead it for about 30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to post comments and questions via chat and participate in the conversation. To facilitate engagement, registrants will be able to get a link to CHEER chapters.

See you online!
~Aditya

Register here: https://gmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oezut3eTTwmK8qvOQw4-cg
Contact information: Aditya Johri – johri@gmu.edu

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: How to Engineer Engineering Education Workshop at Bucknell University
For the 19th consecutive year, faculty from Bucknell University are proud to offer an outstanding, hands-on workshop for engineering and science faculty, and graduate students to enhance their teaching. This year, the workshop will focus on instructional design and delivery of engineering courses in an ONLINE environment via Zoom. Topics include:

• Using active learning in online classes: effective pedagogy with simple tools

• Managing online teams using cooperative learning assignments

• Converting laboratory and hands-on experiences for the online environment

• Repairing student misconceptions with inquiry-based activities

Join us on Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. Eastern each day. Registration fee is $400. Register here: www.bucknell.edu/Catalyst.

We plan to have a great group of engineering (and STEM) faculty and prospective faculty who want to use research-driven strategies that reduce course preparation time, make classes more engaging and increase student learning.

Contact information: Michael Prince – prince@bucknell.edu

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?
Call for Papers – Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?

International Journal for Educational Integrity

https://edintegrity.biomedcentral.com/ (published by BMC Springer Nature) calls for submissions for a special issue on machine-based plagiarism.

Overview: Paraphrasing tools, translation software and ‘article spinners’ are text-processing applications easily found and accessed via the Internet. Text, ranging from phrases through to longer documents such as essays, can be entered in one field and then ‘spun’, reprocessed or translated. The output from paraphrasing tools, article spinners and translation software can mislead people into thinking that these tools create a new form of original writing.

While the revised text may look different to the original, the tools usually produce poor quality outputs. Submitting the output for academic credit can be considered a form of plagiarism, and where researchers use the tools to reprocess their existing work, outputs can be considered to be a form of self-plagiarism.

Topics of particular interest are:

Machine-based plagiarism
Article spinners
Machine-based paraphrasing tools
Machine learning as it relates to academic integrity
Artificial intelligence as it relates to academic integrity
Translation software and automated text processing as an emerging threat to academic integrity
Edited by: Tracey Bretag, University of South Australia Business School, Adelaide – Co-Editor-in-Chief; Ann Rogerson, University of Wollongong, Australia – Special Guest Editor;

Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary, Canada – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Deadline for submissions: April 31, 2021

See the full call for papers here: https://edintegrity.biomedcentral.com/mbp

We welcome queries from prospective contributors. Send queries to: Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD – seaton@ucalgary.ca