Faculty Development Workshops Supported by Engineering Professional Societies

Two engineering professional societies have offered faculty development workshops for several years. The American Society for Engineering Education has offered the National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) since 1991, and the American Society of Civil Engineers has offered the Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching Workshop (ExCEEd) since 1999.

NETI is a three-day workshop offered annually just before the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. "For each topic addressed in the workshop, practical suggestions are offered and the research attesting to their effectiveness is cited and discussed" (Felder & Brent, 2009).

ExCEEd is a six-day workshop that covers the principles of effective teaching and learning, learning styles, communication skills, learning objectives, class organization and course organization, development of interpersonal rapport with students, teaching with technology, and classroom assessment techniques.

National Effective Teaching Institute

Professional Society: American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Discipline: Engineering

Workshop Leaders (PIs): Richard M. Felder, Rebecca Brent, Michael J. Prince

Funding Source(s): Participant fees

Cost per participant: $950 (covers workshop registration, breakfast, and lunch on all three workshop days)

Costs/Fees paid by the participants (or their home institutions): $950 + costs of travel, dinners on the three workshop days, lodging, and other subsistence expenses

Target Audience: Engineering faculty members with at least one year of teaching experience, nominated by college dean

Typical Attendance: 50, limited to 50 participants at each offering

Workshop Duration: three days

When Offered: Every June in conjunction with the annual meeting of the ASEE, and (beginning in 2013) every January. These two offerings will be designated as NETI-1A (June) and NETI-1B (January).

Workshop Website: http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/NETI.html

Excellence in Civil Engineering Education

Professional Society: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Discipline: Civil Engineering

Workshop Leaders (PIs): Allen Estes, California Polytechnic State University; Ronald Welch, The University of Texas-Tyler; Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy; Norman Dennis, University of Arkansas; Debra Larson, Northern Arizona University; Carol Considine, Old Dominion University; Tonya Nilsson, San Jose State; Jim O'Brien, American Society of Civil Engineers; Thomas Lenox, American Society of Civil Engineers

Funding Source(s): Participant fees and ASCE Foundation.

Cost per participant: Applicants who are accepted to an ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshop will be named "ExCEEd 2012 Teaching Fellows." The entire workshop registration fee is $425. The ExCEEd Teaching Workshop is funded by a generous grant from the ASCE Foundation. The workshop costs $2,500 per participant to conduct. ASCE is investing $2,075 in each participant as a fellowship.

Costs/Fees paid by the participants (or their home institutions): None

Target Audience: Currently designed for civil engineering educators with less than ten years of teaching experience at the college level. Application must include a letter of support from the department chair/head.

Typical Attendance: 24, limited to 24 participants at each offering

Workshop Duration: six days

When Offered: Two times in the summer. Places and dates vary and may be found at the workshop website. Application deadline is in mid-February.

Workshop Website: http://www.asce.org/exceed/

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