This book compiles proven strategies and information on civil engineering education and the skills necessary for successful practice of civil engineering such as critical thinking, design thinking, leadership, and communication skills. It also addresses other relevant topics including professional ethics, global perspectives, assessment, recruitment, retention, and more. It is designed so that each chapter can be used separately or in combination with other chapters to help enhance and foster student learning as well as development of skills required for engineering practice.
- Includes overviews of successful academic approaches for each topic including implementation examples in every chapter
- Explains how assessment and the resulting data can be used for holistic evaluation and improvement of student learning
- Addresses the complexities of moral and professional ethics in engineering
- Highlights the importance of adopting a global perspective and the successful strategies that have been used or considered in educating resilient, globally minded engineers
Compendium of Civil Engineering Education Strategies: Case Studies and Examples serves as a useful guide for engineering faculty, practitioners, and graduate students considering a career in academia. Academic faculty and working professionals will find the content helpful as instructional and reference material in developing and assessing career skills. It is also useful for intellectually curious students who want a deeper understanding and appreciation of the need for professional development and life-long learning.
Chapter 1. Global Perspectives in Civil Engineering Education. Chapter 2. Critical and Design Thinking across the Civil Engineering Curriculum. Chapter 3. Development of Leadership Skills. Chapter 4. Communication and Information Literacy Skills. Chapter 5. Professional Ethics. Chapter 6. Assessment of Student Learning. Chapter 7. Engineering Outreach: Recruitment and Retention. Appendix 1. American Society of Civil Engineers Code of Ethics. Appendix 2. Multistorey Building Design Project. Appendix 3. Soil Mechanics Technical Paper. Appendix 4. Design Competency Survey. Appendix 5. Common Grading Rubric (Geotechnical Engineering and Reinforced Concrete Design courses). Appendix 6. End of Semester Survey (Geotechnical Engineering Design course). Appendix 7. AROW School Lesson Plan Template. Appendix 8. Example AROW Lesson Plan on Fundamentals of Buoyancy. Appendix 9. Example AROW Lesson Plan on Fundamentals of Torque and Gears.