Strategies and Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development Pilot Program for Computerizing Assessments in Engineering Curricula

ID: 50276 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Richard Hartshorne, Ron DeMara, and Baiyun Chen, University of Central Florida, United States

Monday, March 6 2:25-2:45 PM Location: Capitol F View on map

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Abstract: While there have been numerous reform efforts in STEM education, many fail to be adopted. The Digitizing and Remediating STEM Assessments Program is an Engineering faculty development program seeking to revision Engineering education through a comprehensive change strategy attempting to minimize issues of past reform efforts that reduce likelihood of adoption. Core aspects of the Program include: 1) long-term faculty development designed to alter pedagogical conceptions through the engagement of key stakeholders, 2) methods for encouraging STEM faculty to embed the approaches within their existing pedagogical conceptions, 3) development of a robust, continual, and iterative plan for measuring performance, affording stakeholders feedback opportunities, and disseminating evaluation results to STEM programs and stakeholders, and 4) employing change agents to disseminate project materials and results, both locally as well as to STEM colleges and universities across the nation.

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