The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    The 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.
Bullet Point Identify, develop, and apply effective learning methodologies for engineering education.
Bullet Point Identify, develop, and apply assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of engineering learning, particularly in the context of ABET 2000 criteria.
Bullet Point Conduct research in engineering education and engineering practice in collaboration with other educational institutions, community resources, industrial partners, and funding agencies.
Bullet Point Develop 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 outreach.
Some of the functions of the Center include:

Bullet Point 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.
Bullet Point Provide opportunities for collaboration among faculty inside and outside of Western Michigan University.
Bullet Point Serve as a clearinghouse for resources such as workshops, journals, videos, etc. to enhance teaching and learning.
Bullet Point Recognize excellence in engineering education by coordinating the nomination and selection of an annual teaching award sponsored by the Dean of the College.   top>

Founding Director:
Dr. Edmund Tsang

Research Associates:
Dr. Betsy Aller

Dr. Massood Atashbar
Dr. Alamgir Choudhury
Dr. Azim Houshyar
Dr. Andrew Kline
Dr. Damon Miller
Paul D. FlemingIII
Tarun Gupta
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. Edmund Tsang.
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5314
Phone: (616) 387-4038
Fax: (616) 387-4024


Dr. Edmund Tsang
Director of the Center of Excellence in Engineering Education
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