ERIC Number: EJ1038709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Curriculum: Integrating Team-Based Design across the Curriculum at a Large Public University
Trenshaw, Kathryn F.; Henderson, Jerrod A.; Miletic, Marina; Seebauer, Edmund G.; Tillman, Ayesha S.; Vogel, Troy J.
Chemical Engineering Education, v48 n3 p139-148 Sum 2014
Despite high enrollments and budget cutbacks affecting many programs, students still need design experience which prepares them for a globally competitive workforce. We demonstrate that team design projects can be threaded across the curriculum even at large institutions with high departmental student to faculty ratios (~50:1). We assessed student outcomes with an undergraduate population of nearly 500 students using a mixed-methods approach. Students reported increased confidence in their engineering, design, and teamwork skills after completing the projects.
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, College Science, Teamwork, Design, Public Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Student Projects, Undergraduate Students, Mixed Methods Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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