College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has a strong and proud
history of quality undergraduate education. The Center of Excellence
in Engineering Education has been created to support the facultyís
work in improving student learning and is a symbol of the Collegeís
commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
Become a nationally and internationally known center in promoting,
enhancing, and disseminating excellence in engineering education
through research and collaboration with the public and private
sectors, and with other institutions of higher education.
||Identify, develop, and apply effective learning
methodologies for engineering education.
||Identify, develop, and apply assessment tools
to measure the effectiveness of engineering learning, particularly
in the context of ABET 2000 criteria.
||Conduct research in engineering education and
engineering practice in collaboration with other educational
institutions, community resources, industrial partners, and
test sites which incorporate engineering education improvements,
and disseminate effective teaching materials and practices
developed through the ongoing work of the Center. top>
There will be three focus areas of the Center: Research, Development,
and Outreach. Outreach activities will include dissemination of
the Centerís work, professional development, and K-12 and public
Some of the functions of the Center
||Lend support to faculty seeking external funding
for projects that support the mission of the College. This
goal will be accomplished by making available expertise that
the faculty can drawn upon and by providing feedback to the
proposalís principal investigator and, when appropriate, a
letter of support.
||Provide opportunities for collaboration among
faculty inside and outside of Western Michigan University.
||Serve as a clearinghouse for resources such
as workshops, journals, videos, etc. to enhance teaching and
excellence in engineering education by coordinating the nomination
and selection of an annual teaching award sponsored by the
Dean of the College. top>
Dr. Edmund Tsang
Dr. Betsy Aller
Dr. Massood Atashbar
Dr. Alamgir Choudhury
Dr. Azim Houshyar
Dr. Andrew Kline
Dr. Damon Miller
Paul D. FlemingIII
Frank L. Severance
Steven E. Butt
Tycho K. Fredericks
For more information
about the Center of Excellence in Engineering Education, contact
the Founding Director, Dr.
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5314
Phone: (616) 387-4038
Fax: (616) 387-4024