Engaging engineering students in learning - A college-wide first year seminar program

Andrew S. Lau, Robert N. Pangborn

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The inception, design and implementation of a First-Year Seminar Program in the College of Engineering at Penn State is discussed. Other than stipulating that the seminars should be offered in small classes and by faculty with at last several year of teaching experience, the format and approach were left very flexible. Each of the University's college was free to develop a seminar program that would be attractive to, and effective for, both its students and faculty. An attractive funding mechanism was developed to help motivate faculty participation and address the department workload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4175-4183
Number of pages9
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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