CEEA/ACEG 2014 ConferenceRegistration

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Regular Rates

Professional Rate: $605.00
Student Rate: $195.00

Early Bird Rates

Professional Rate: $505.00
Student Rate: $170.00

Workshops

Workshops are provided for all attendees to participate, at an additional charge. The list of workshops will be shown below once they are available. The first workshop is at full price ($ 50.00), registering for multiple workshops entitles you to a discounted rate for all additional workshops ($10.00 each).  Workshops given on Sunday, June 8th will provide lunch for those registered for that day.

Learn MoreWorkshop 1A:EGAD Workshop 1: Using learning outcomes for course and program improvement

June 08, 2014, 13:00 - 15:00

Brian Frank, Jake Kaupp, Susan Mccahan and Peter Wolf

This is an overview of using learning outcomes, and tools like curriculum mapping, course planning tables, and rubrics for data-informed curriculum improvement processes. Participants will work in teams on case studies to plan where, when and how to assess outcomes. Participants will also develop an assessment and development plan for particular indicators, including collecting the data, and how might it be used for program improvement.

Learn MoreWorkshop 1B: Part 1 of 2 - Teaching Engineering Design Philosophy at the Post–Graduate Level

June 08, 2014, 13:00 - 15:00

Ron Britton and Douglas Ruth

This workshop is designed to model a post-graduate course entitled “The Engineering Design Process” which has been taught at the University of Manitoba for about a decade. This workshop will model an abbreviated version of the course in its question-response structure, that focuses on a number of books that address aspects of engineering design. Participants in this workshop will read one book in advance of the workshop, prepare two questions based on this reading, and then participate in a round-table discussion that will address the questions prepared by attendees.

This workshop requires advance preparation and is limited to 12 participants. If you are interested in finding out more about this workshop, or participating in it please email Patricia Sheridan, Workshops coordinator (patricia.sheridan@utoronto.ca) by Friday, May 16th, and she will put you in contact with the workshop facilitators.

Note: This is a two-workshop session and will run for four hours. Only those who have read the text and submitted questions will be allowed to participate.

Learn MoreWorkshop 1C: Engineering Outreach Activities in Canadian Primary and Secondary Schools

June 08, 2014, 13:00 - 15:00

Sean Maw

In many communities across the land, engineers regularly visit primary and secondary school classrooms with outreach activities designed to encourage Canadian youth to consider our profession as a career. Many of the engineers who lead these outreach activities do so without significant collegial interaction and/or professional development for this kind of activity. This workshop will help change that. It will allow those of us who engage in such activities to come together and share our experiences and best practices. Over the course of the workshop, attendees will first be separated by age groups that they work with, and then by the subject matter that they present. We’ll finish, as a plenary group, by talking about general presentation strategies and tactics as well as the nature and identity of the organizations that arrange such outreach activities. We hope that this workshop will serve as a springboard for future outreach sessions at upcoming CEEA conferences.

Learn MoreWorkshop 1D: Creating Inter-subjective Agreement Between Multiple and Multidisciplinary Instructors in Design Assessment

June 08, 2014, 13:00 - 15:00

Jason Foster, Alan Chong, Patricia Kristine Sheridan and Lydia Wilkinson

This workshop will explore strategies for developing a shared vocabulary and shared values around design assessment. Targeted towards instructors of courses that leverage the expertise of staff from a variety of fields and specializations, this workshop will discuss the effectiveness of different methods of creating inter-subjective agreement between course staff, in particular in relation to design quality, design innovation, and design communication. This workshop will take the form of an interactive best-practices session that will discuss how to create assessment modes that encompass all perspectives and provide students with feedback on all components of their work (both technical and non-technical).

Learn MoreWorkshop 1E: Flipped/Inverted Classroom Techniques

June 08, 2014, 13:00 - 15:00

Doug Wagner, Jason Bazylak and David Demontigny

The intention of the proposed workshop is twofold. First to give a practical exposure to participants with an interest in, but little to no experience with the use of the inverted, or flipped classroom technique for the delivery of engineering concepts in a post‐secondary setting. Secondly to give participants with previous experience with inverted classrooms the opportunity to contribute their experience to a common pool of knowledge and to develop a network of like‐minded educators for future consultation and collaboration. The workshop will explore: practical tools for low-cost implementations, designing classroom assignments/experiences based on inverted classrooms, assessment of student learning, and sample videos. We intend to produce a summary and/or proceedings from the workshop to share with the participants after the conference.

Learn MoreWorkshop 2A: EGAD Workshop 2: Leading a program improvement process that does something useful with your data

June 08, 2014, 15:00 - 17:00

Brian Frank, Jake Kaupp, Susan Mccahan, Peter Ostafichuk and Peter Wolf

This workshop is intended for people who are responsible for leading or coordinating a data-informed curriculum improvement process in a department or faculty. It reviews some existing processes at Canadian universities, change management, sustaining initiatives, working with other faculty, and collecting, evaluating, and using data. Participants will work in teams on case studies to interpret data from a fictional university, and make recommendations for curriculum changes. This workshop will also discuss approaches to aggregating, visualizing, and evaluating outcomes data.

Learn MoreWorkshop 2B: Part 2 of 2 - Teaching Engineering Design Philosophy at the Post–Graduate Level

June 08, 2014, 15:00 - 17:00

Ron Britton and Douglas Ruth

This workshop is designed to model a post-graduate course entitled “The Engineering Design Process” which has been taught at the University of Manitoba for about a decade. This workshop will model an abbreviated version of the course in its question-response structure, that focuses on a number of books that address aspects of engineering design. Participants in this workshop will read one book in advance of the workshop, prepare two questions based on this reading, and then participate in a round-table discussion that will address the questions prepared by attendees. This workshop requires advance preparation and is limited to 12 participants. If you are interested in finding out more about this workshop, or participating in it please email Patricia Sheridan, Workshops coordinator (patricia.sheridan@utoronto.ca) by Friday, May 16th, and she will put you in contact with the workshop facilitators. Note: This is a two-workshop session and will run for four hours. Only those who have read the text and submitted questions will be allowed to participate.

Learn MoreWorkshop 2C: Engineering Education: From Passion Killed to Passion Unleashed

June 08, 2014, 15:00 - 17:00

Dave Goldberg - Big Beacon and Engineers Without Borders, Canada

A recent piece in Huffington Post (please link to: http://huff.to/1fMFck5) by Lassonde School of Engineering Dean, Janusz Kozinski, talked about the ways in which engineering education has been a passion killer historically and ways in which that situation might change. This active workshop engages participants to reflect on ways in which engineering education has been a buzz kill and ways in which much of the intrinsic motivation outside the classroom might be brought inside. The workshop begins with a participant-directed inventory of ways in which engineering education has been a passion killer. It continues with several stories of students unleashed, drawing on experiences from Olin College, the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education, and Engineers without Borders, Canada. Participant reflections on passion and intrinsic motivation lead to a deeper reflection on participant experiences, the problem of scalability and how it connects to passion and intrinsic motivation. The workshop concludes with brainstorming and consideration of action takeaways for change back on campus.

Learn MoreWorkshop 2D: Introducing and Teaching Mobile Application Design and Development

June 08, 2014, 15:00 - 17:00

Qusay Mahmoud

The diversity of mobile hardware and software platforms is one of the major challenges in developing applications for smartphones. Such applications are developed on one platform such as Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, or Linux, and deployed on a totally different platform such as a smartphone or a tablet computer. Integrating mobile application development into computing education can raise the level of excitement and satisfaction among students, however, the variety of mobile platforms and cross-platform development tools available today may lead to confusion and frustration among instructors and students. This workshop will help participants understand the opportunities, challenges, and the different technologies that can be used to develop mobile applications for a variety of platforms, including: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone Mobile, with a particular focus on using HTML5/JavaScript/CSS and cross-platform development tools to develop highly interactive mobile apps. This workshop will be of particular interest to faculty interested in integrating smartphones and mobile application design and development into their courses.

Learn MoreWorkshop 2E: Building Robust Midterms

June 08, 2014, 15:00 - 17:00

Suzanne Kresta, John Nychka and Ken Cor

We have all written - or worse yet - set - midterms where the students and the professor seem to have been attending different classes. This workshop considers ways of designing midterms that give robust and accurate outcomes assessment using the following elements: i) testing what was taught using an examination blueprint, learning objectives, and cognitive levels, ii) formatting the exam to increase accuracy and reduce grading time, iii) staging cognitive levels in the test questions so that students can self-assess the depth of their learning, and iv) shifting from tests of accuracy and number crunching to tests of critical thinking, understanding and deeper learning. Since students study by doing old exams, well-designed test questions impact many generations of students, and can change the way students learn - so the payback for a well-designed exam produces significant benefits for many years.

Additional Options

Banquet - Attendee Ticket

Cost: $0.00

Select this option if you plan on attending the banquet this year. Attendance is free for those registered for the conference.

Banquet - Guest Ticket

Cost: $50.00

If you are bringing a guest - please purchase a ticket for them.

Ice Breaker - Attendee Ticket

Cost: $0.00

Select this option if you plan on attending the ice breaker this year. Attendance is free for those registered for the conference.

Ice Breaker - Guest Ticket

Cost: $20.00

If you are bringing a guest - please purchase a ticket for them.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Notification of conference registration cancellation must be received by phone, mail, or fax by May 23, 2014 in order to receive a refund of a paid registration fee, less an administration fee of $100 CAD. After May 23, 2014 cancellations will be subject to a processing fee of 50% of the total cost. Registrations may be transferred without an administration fee upon notification by June 1, 2014.  Memberships will not be refunded.

Join us in Canmore, Alberta for the 2014 5th Annual Conference!

University of Calgary - Schulich School of Engineering

Calgary, Alberta

June 8, 2014 - June 11, 2014

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