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ERIC Number: ED540681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Conceptualizing Engagement: Contributions of Faculty to Student Engagement in Engineering. Research Brief
Chen, Helen L.; Lattuca, Lisa R.; Hamilton, Eric R.
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (NJ1)
The concept of student engagement, now prominent in the engineering education and higher education communities, has a long intellectual history. Yet only recently has attention focused on the role that faculty play as designers of educational environments to support student engagement. The authors seek to show in this article that whether referring to specific components of undergraduate education or to the full experience, faculty members play a critical role in creating conditions conducive to student engagement. This role can be referred to as "faculty engagement." The authors have focused on the critical role that faculty have in designing and implementing educational experiences that fully engage students simply because student engagement is a joint responsibility which relies on the attitudes and behaviors of both students and faculty. Given recent concerns about the ability of the engineering field to attract and retain students, particularly underrepresented and women students, encouraging engineering faculty to take on this responsibility should be a high priority. [Source: "Journal of Engineering Education" v97 n3 p339-353 July 2008.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Washington, Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE)