Share the Future IV

Planning Engineering Education Research
Matthew W. Ohland
Clemson University

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This workshop is for faculty members who are working for positive change in engineering education and who want to think more about how to plan, study, and report that change. This will be particularly useful for faculty members who would like to study educational innovation with the same rigor they apply to their engineering research. Faculty members will develop a model assessment plan in order to prepare them to develop a similar plan for their own research.

This workshop was sponsored by the SUCCEED Engineering Education Coalition under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. A primary source in the development of this workshop is The Evaluation and Assessment Primer, developed under SUCCEED sponsorship by Neff Walker, formerly of Georgia Tech.

The agenda will include

  • Definition of the purpose of the evaluation:  What questions are we asking?
  • Clarification of project objectives:  What do we expect?
  • Creation of a model of change:  How will our efforts lead to satisfying the objectives?
  • Selection of criteria and indicators:  What data do we need to measure our progress?
  • Identification of data sources:  Where will we get that data?
  • Design of evaluation research:  How will we analyze that data?
  • Monitoring and evaluation:  What actually happened?
  • Use and report results:  Who needs to know?


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