Frontiers of Engineering Education

2011 FOEE Agenda


Sunday, November 13, 2011

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Opening Reception at Marriot Newport Beach Hotel and Spa

 Monday, November 14, 2011

8:00 a.m. Shuttle leaves hotel for Beckman Center
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.


  • Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering (Presentation)
9:15 a.m. Keynote - Daniel Goldin, Founder, Chairman and CEO, The Intellisis Corporation
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

Panel 1 - Putting Leading Edge Engineering into the Classroom

11:15 a.m. Poster Session 1 - Teaching Leading Edge Knowledge learning community
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.

Panel 2 - Project Based Learning (Outside the Classroom)
Chair - Chris Swan, Tufts University

2:30 p.m. Poster Session 2 - Project-Based Learning learning community
3:30 p.m. Break
3:50 p.m. Workshop 1: Defining Learning Outcomes
Goal: help participants explicitly state what they hope to accomplish as a result of their proposed course enhance or other educational activity.
4:40 p.m. Workshop 2: identifying instructional approaches to best achieve outcomes
Goal: participants will recognize that the course activities and pedagogical approaches should align with their objectives.
5:45 p.m. Networking/Small group mentoring
6:30 p.m. Return to hotel for free time and dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner; Talk by Steve Director (Northeastern University) on Changing Institutional Culture


Tuesday,  November 15, 2011

8:00 a.m. Shuttles leaves hotel for Beckman Center
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.

Panel 3 - Active/Self-Directed Learning (LC3)
Chair - Dave Darmofal, MIT

10:00 Poster session 3 - Active/Self-Directed Learning learning community
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.

Workshop on How People Learn and Understanding by Design
Karl Smith, University of Minnesota and Purdue University (Presentation)

12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.

Changing the Conversation -and hands-on workshop on more effective engineering messaging 
Jacquelyn Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder (Presentation)

2:30p.m. Instructions for Afternoon Workshops
2:35 p.m.


2:50 p.m. Workshop 3 - Articulating how to measure outcomes and processes
Goal: First participants should think about and propose "instruments" to measure their state learning outcomes; second, participants should think through how they might systematically analyze the data they collect; and third, participants should articulate a method for implementation.
4:00 p.m.

Workshop 4 - Wrap-up and report out. This session provides an opportunity for participants to report on what they have developed in workshops 1, 2, and 3.

5:00 p.m.

Return to hotel; free time or networking

7:00 Dinner at local restaurants


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

8:00 a.m. Shuttles leaves hotel for Beckman Center
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Overcoming barriers for adoption at home - how to make an impact while still getting tenure (Presentation)
9:45 a.m. Critique, evaluation and feedback - what was learned; what could be done better; what should be dropped, what should be added?
10:15 a.m.

Goodbyes and adjourn

10:30 a.m. Leave for airport or hotel


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