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College of Engineering and Computer Science Offers Faculty Workshops on Managing Student Teams
On Friday, April 10, the College of Engineering and Computer Science will host engineering education researcher Matthew W. Ohland as he leads two faculty development workshops and a research seminar. As a professor of engineering education at Purdue University, Ohland’s research focuses on student team formation and peer evaluation, and longitudinal studies of engineering students’ progression and persistence using institutional data.
The two interactive workshops, each running one and a half hours, will be on “Managing student teams: Diagnosing and remediating team issues” (9-10:30 a.m.) and “Tools for managing student teams: The Team-Maker and CATME Systems and why they work” (2:30-4 p.m.).
Faculty interested in participating in one or both of these sponsored workshops should R.S.V.P. to Colleen Patterson at email@example.com or 443-2545 by Tuesday, April 7, as space is limited. These workshops are being offered free of charge to Syracuse University faculty through the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation award #1317540: “Meeting the Graduate 10K+ Challenge: Enhancing the Climate for Persistence and Success in Engineering (ECliPSE).”
Professor Ohland’s seminar on “The Effects of Race, Class, Gender, Institution and Discipline in Engineering Education is co-hosted by the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering as part of its Spring 2015 Seminar Series. This seminar is open to public and will take place from 1-2 p.m. in 369 Link Hall.
Ohland is also professorial research fellow in engineering education at Central Queensland University. He has degrees from Swarthmore College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Florida. He is known particularly for his research on managing student teams and longitudinal studies of engineering students using institutional data. He directed the development of the Comprehensive Assessment of Team-Member Effectiveness, a project that has grown into the System for the Management, Assessment, Research, Training, Education and Remediation for Teamwork (SMARTER Teamwork). The system has been used by over 340,000 students of more than 6,800 faculty of over 1,200 institutions in 63 countries. Ohland is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and with collaborators, he has received best paper awards from the Journal of Education (2008 and 2011) and the IEEE Transactions on Education (2011).