The five-year project, Foundations: Integrating Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Practices into the Core Engineering Curriculum, led by Keith Sheppard, Associate Dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering & Science (SES) also includes team members:
Patricia Holahan, Associate Professor, School of Business
Frank Fisher, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur Camins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education
Susan Metz, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Constantin Chassapis, Associate Provost for Academics
Susan Lowes of Columbia Teachers College will also be engaged in the research and evaluation aspects of the project.
According to Sheppard, there are significant challenges facing faculty in transitioning from the traditional didactic “sage on the stage” mode of teaching to the active, student-centered approaches to learning that educational research clearly shows are more effective.
“The NSF grant will help faculty learn new approaches, and also address those challenges that accompany significant changes to how they structure their classes and interact with students,” says Sheppard. "
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