PAST FACULTY EVENTS

SYMPOSIUM ON ENGINEERING TEACHING & LEARNING

January 11-13, 2021

about the event

Nexus, CRLT-Engin, and CAEN hosted a virtual mini Symposium on Engineering Teaching and Learning to help faculty prepare for the Winter 2021 semester. The three-day event featured multiple daily sessions ranging from 60-90 minutes on topics curated and based on faculty questions and needs. Access session recordings and PDF presentations below.

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Organizers: Nexus/CRLT-Engin/CAEN

Presenters: Joanna Millunchick, PhD | Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Description: Joanna Millunchick, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, will present some key findings from the student survey administered by Student Life and describe high level observations of what worked and didn’t work well in Fall 2020. Opportunities for Q&A to follow.

Session Type: Synchronous presentation (with Q&A)

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Organizers: Nexus 

Presenters

  • Shubha G. Kashyap, PhD | Director of Online Learning Design and Innovation, Nexus
  • Gina Lipor | Program Development Specialist, Nexus

Description: You have already invested considerable time planning for your Winter 2021 online or hybrid course. Based on faculty feedback and Nexus instructional design insights from fall 2020, this presentation will offer pedagogically-sound quick-win strategies and just-in-time tips to promote student engagement and manage workload in a remote environment. These strategies and tips could be implemented before the term, or be available in your toolkit should the need arise.

Session Type: Presentation with Q&A

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Sponsors: CRLT-Engin

Presenters:

  • Panelists:
    Cynthia Finelli, PhD | Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor, Education; Director, Engineering Education Research
    Timothy Chambers, PhD | Instructional Labs Supervisor and Adjunct Lecturer, Materials Science & Engineering
    Noel Perkins, PhD | Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Moderator:
    Tershia Pinder-Grover, PhD | Director, CRLT-Engin

Description: What aspects of teaching were the most challenging in a remote or hybrid format? What worked better than expected? What approaches best supported and motivated students to learn in a remote context? In this session, panelists will share answers to these questions as well as the key lessons they learned during their remote/hybrid teaching in the Fall 2020. Q&A will follow. 

Session Type: Panel discussion (short presentations w/ Q&A)

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Sponsors: Nexus 

Presenter: Pat Hammett, PhD | Lecturer, IOE and ISD; Director of Faculty Innovation, Nexus

Description: This asynchronous presentation from the May 2020 Symposium on Engineering Teaching & Learning discusses key Canvas tools to facilitate organization and collaboration in dual hybrid (in-person/online) courses. In particular, Dr. Hammett shares some personal research and lessons learned to achieve the comparable levels of engagement and student success as in a live classroom environment. Finally, it walks through Canvas and G-Suite integration to foster remote instructor-student and student-student interaction.

Session Type: Asynchronous presentation

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Organizers: CRLT-E/CAEN/Nexus

Presenters:

  • Grenmarie Agresar, PhD | Assistant Director, CRLT‐Engin
  • Dan Maletta | Executive Director of Information Technology, CAEN

Description: In this interactive workshop you will experience the newest Zoom features, and ways to efficiently utilize those features in your classes. You will collaborate on interactive documents that can improve and help you monitor student engagement during breakout rooms. You will leave with templates, resources and strategies to motivate student participation in your synchronous Zoom sessions. 

Session Type: Workshop

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Organizers: Nexus 

Presenter: Pat Hammett, PhD | Lecturer, IOE and ISD; Director of Faculty Innovation, Nexus

Description: This asynchronous presentation from a College of Engineering IOE departmental training walks through options for offering remote quizzes and exams, incorporating shared learning from past experiences offering remote exams. In addition, Dr. Hammett discusses using Canvas for enhanced online exams and offers tips for grading online submissions using Canvas.

Type: Asynchronous presentation

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Organizers: Nexus

Presenters:

  • Hosts
    • Mary-Ann Mycek, PhD | Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education
    • Alyssa Bersine | Graduate Education Project & Data Specialist
  • Panelists:
    • Mary-Ann Mycek, PhD | Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education
    • Kevin Pipe, PhD | Director of Graduate Degree Programs
    • Angela Farrehi | Director, C.A.R.E. Center
    • Lutgarde Raskin, PhD | Associate Dean, Rackham Graduate School
    • Cagliyan Kurdak, PhD | Director of Applied Physics and Professor of Physics
    • Herbert Winful, PhD | Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Description: This asynchronous panel presentation from the May 2020 Symposium on Engineering Teaching & Learning offers insights from faculty and administrators across the College of Engineering on the importance of fostering mentoring relationships. It explores challenges and recommended practices for mentoring in the remote context.

Session Type: Asynchronous presentation

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Organizers: C.A.R.E. Center

Presenters: 

  • Angela Farrehi | Director, C.A.R.E. Center
  • Adam Whiteley | Student Support Case Manager, CoE

Description: TBD

Session Type: Presentation

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Organizers: CRLT-Engin

Presenters:

  • Tershia Pinder‐Grover, PhD | Director, CRLT‐Engin
  • Grenmarie Agresar, PhD | Assistant Director, CRLT‐Engin

Description: CoE students surveyed in the Fall of 2020 reported being overwhelmed by the amount of work that the combination of synchronous and asynchronous expectations amounted to. In this interactive workshop, you will learn strategies to both estimate the total amount of time-on-task expected in your class, and clearly communicate those expectations to your students. After examining examples utilized by other engineering professors and discussing ideas with peers, you will develop your own strategy to apply in your courses. Please bring a draft of your syllabus to the session.

Type: Workshop

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Past Symposium Events

Nexus, CRLT-Engin, and CAEN hosted the inaugural virtual Symposium on Engineering Teaching and Learning from May 18-29, 2020. The Symposium consisted of numerous daily drop-in sessions on topics curated based on faculty questions and needs.

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