Resources on Engineering Education Research beyond the Engineering Education Coalitions
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education
The Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE) is working to advance scholarship in engineering teaching and learning, increase the use of effective pedagogies in engineering classrooms, and strengthen research and leadership skills of the engineering faculty and graduate student community. The five goals of the CAEE are to
- Understand and enhance the engineering student learning experience
- Integrate the needs of diverse faculty and diverse students into engineering education
- Strengthen the engineering education research base
- Expand the community of leaders in engineering education
- Promote effective teaching for current and future faculty
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) will develop a national faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers. It will create, implement, and transfer to national research universities a program of graduate-through-faculty development in STEM higher education, founded on teaching-as-research concepts implemented within learning communities.
Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Engineering Education
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) founded the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Engineering Education (CASEE) to enable engineering education to meet, in a significantly better way, the needs of employers, educators, students, and society at large. Working collaboratively with key stakeholders, CASEE encourages rigorous research on all elements of the engineering education system, and seeks broad dissemination, adoption, and use of research findings.
Rigorous Research in Engineering Education: Creating a Community of Practice
The NSF-sponsored national dissemination project Rigorous Research in Engineering Education: Creating a Community of Practice will create and present workshops for engineering faculty on conducting rigorous research in engineering education and sustain the development of this project through establishing a community of practice. This project expands the boundaries of engineering education research by disseminating information from the learning sciences and faculty development into engineering education. This will allow powerful partnerships to be formed as information about how students learn and teaching methods that support students' learning are coupled with the content knowledge of practicing engineering educators.