CEEA/ACEG 2012 ConferenceRegistration

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Regular Rates

Professional Rate: $450.00
Student Rate: $200.00

Early Bird Rates

Professional Rate: $400.00
Student Rate: $150.00

Workshops

Learn MoreWorkshop 1

June 17, 2012, 12:00 - 14:50

Workshop 1 - Part 1 and Part 2

Minerva Canada is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to train tomorrow’s corporate leaders with the knowledge and commitment to implement Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Management Systems.  This session will demonstrate the key safety elements that every engineer needs to know, introduce the variety of e-learning packages that exist that can be used both to teach and to demonstrate the learning of safety, and also provide time in a workshop to see the tools in action.  The e-learning tools are industry and government standards, and readily demonstrate conformance with CEAB requirements.

The specific deliverables include an introduction to the Worksmart e-campus – an e-learning module that teaches the regulatory and ethical aspects of safety management.  In addition, a new e-learning module on electricity safety (developed by the Electrical Safety Authority) will be introduced.  The use of other practical tools will be introduced.  Finally, a small workshop exercise on Hazard Identification and Analysis for use in any capstone design project will be run.

Workshop Facilitators

  • Vic Pakalnis
  • Anthony Pasteris
  • Graeme Norval

 http://www.safetymanagementeducation.com 

 

Learn MoreWorkshop 2

June 17, 2012, 15:00 - 17:50

The members of the Engineering Graduate Attribute Development (EGAD) Project are offering four workshops for faculty, staff, and administrators on processes for continuous quality improvement and graduate attribute assessment. One workshop provides an introduction to the process for those new to CEAB’s requirements, and other sessions target specific areas of the process and provide time to work with colleagues, share ideas, and learn about what other programs are doing.

Time

Session A: Canad Inns

Session B: Canad Inns

15:00-16:25

1A:  Introduction to Continuous Program Improvement Processes

1B: Assessing Graduate Attributes in Your Course

16:25-16:35

BREAK

16:35-17:50

2A: Creating Useful Indicators

2B: What to Look for in an Outcomes Based Process

 

Workshop descriptions

Workshop 2- 1A : Introduction to continuous program improvement processes

Susan McCahan, Peter Wolf

15:00-16:25

This introductory workshop presents an overview of continuous program improvement processes as required by CEAB to demonstrate that engineering program graduates possess twelve key attributes.  It will place CEAB's graduate attributes in the context of other expectations by national and international organizations, and include topics such as creating a process for assessment, creating indicators, mapping attributes to the curriculum, assessing students, and using data to improve the program. It will include an overview of approaches taken by some Canadian engineering programs and describe available resources.

This workshop targets participants who are looking for an overview of graduate attribute assessment. This workshop will be similar to the EGAD workshops run at CEEA 2010 and 2011, and those conducted by request for engineering programs.  Those who have attended a previous EGAD workshop will probably benefit more from Workshop 1B.

Workshop 2 - 1B: Graduate attribute assessment as a course instructor

Brian Frank, Peter Ostafichuck

15:00-16:25

This workshop focuses on using course activities to gather data for graduate attribute assessment. The workshop will discuss how program wide indicators can be used to create learning outcomes and rubrics in a course, creating deliverables tailored for assessing outcomes, training and calibrating graders, etc. Participants will be grouped with others with similar interest (e.g. capstone design course, engineering science course, engineering economics, etc.), and provided time to work on example courses. Attendees are asked to bring indicators and course materials from their institutions, as much of the workshop will be “working” time with colleagues.

Note that this workshop is intended for participants who are already familiar with graduate attribute assessment and learning outcomes; those who are new to this process are recommended to do Workshop 1A.

Workshop 2 - 2A: Creating useful indicators

Brian Frank, Peter Ostafichuck

16:35-17:50

The objective of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to create meaningful and measureable indicators for program improvement.  Participants are asked to bring indicators and course materials from their institutions, as you will have an opportunity to improve and develop indicators for your institution with colleagues.  The workshop will discuss principles for creating and using indicators.

Note that this workshop is intended for participants who are already familiar with graduate attribute assessment and learning outcomes; those who are new to this process are recommended to participate in Workshop 1A before this session.

 

Workshop 2 - 2B: What to Look for in an Outcomes-Based Process

Susan McCahan, Peter Wolf

16:35-17:50

What makes for a sustainable, effective outcomes-based curriculum improvement process?  In this workshop we will examine the parts of an outcome-based curriculum improvement process and identify the characteristics of a high quality process.  We will also discuss common flaws that can undermine an outcome-based process; learn how to identify such flaws, and how to correct them.  Short case studies will be used to give participants an opportunity to apply what they are learning in the workshop.

 

Note that this workshop is intended for participants who are already familiar with graduate attribute assessment and learning outcomes; those who are new to this process are recommended to participate in Workshop 1A before this session.

 

Workshop Facilitators

The workshops will be facilitated by members of the EGAD project. These include:

  • Brian Frank, Director (Program Development), Queen’s University

  • Susan McCahan, Vice-dean, Undergraduate, University of Toronto

  • Lata Narayanan, Associate Dean, Concordia University

  • Peter Ostafichuck, Senior Instructor, University of British Columbia

  • Nariman Sepehri, Associate Dean, University of Manitoba

  • K. Christopher Watts, Professor, Dalhousie University

  • Peter Wolf, Director, Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support, University of Guelph

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Examining Future Directions for Engineering Education

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

June 17, 2012 - June 20, 2012

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