Eighth International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education

January 7-10, 2021

ICTIEE 2021

The Eighth International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE 2021) will CONNECT engineering educators from all over India with leaders from across the world as well as from industry. Participants will be able to SHARE best practices and thereby LEARN to TRANSFORM their own institutional efforts to prepare engineering graduates who can address global challenges as well as targeted initiatives of the Indian government.

ICTIEE 2021 will be a virtual conference and is the best example of Transformation to address the current Covid-19 challenge.

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The Eighth International Conference of Transformations In Engineering education (ICTIEE 2021) will held from January 7 to 10, 2021. ICTIEE 2021 will be a virtual conference and is the best example of Transformation to address the current Covid-19 challenge.

Our Annual Conference is held every year in order to facilitate the sharing and collaboration between the institutions, faculty and students associated with IUCEE. Another important objective of the Annual Conference is to provide a forum for hearing from and building partnerships with international experts as well as industry experts. Building on this tradition, we have planned for three tracks: Leadership Track, Faculty Track and Student Track. All tracks will be facilitated by industry and global experts.

The specific themes for this year are driven by the deliberations at the Annual Leadership Summit (also virtual) held in July 2020. Institutions plan to improve their NIRF Ranking and maintain Accreditation by demonstrating high quality outcomes based education. Industry and international partnerships assist to drive these quality processes.  IUCEE enables the ecosystem for all these processes.

This Call for Papers focuses on the Faculty Track of ICTIEE 2021. Faculty from across the globe are invited to submit abstracts and papers for the sessions listed below before 15th September 2020 through conference management tool kit on following link:

https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICTIEE2021/Submission/Index

Sessions:

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Stephanie Farrell
Email: Farrell@rowan.edu
Name: Datta Dandge
Email: datta.dandge@mitpune.edu.in

Papers are encouraged for this session that describe the implementation of active learning strategies that give students practice in higher order thinking and professional skills. Appropriate assessment of skills attainment should be detailed in the paper. Focus should be on activities that foster the ability to solve complex engineering problems, design and execute experiments, technical communication skills and development of the affective domain. Papers on development of lifelong learning skills through active learning are also welcome. Of particular interest are short, in-class activities that can be easily implemented by faculty from a variety of disciplines. Disciplinary-specific activities driven by the instructor with or without industry participation are also of interest. Student feedback is welcome but should include a quantitative evaluation of the feedback and not only anecdotes. Reports based on controlled experiments with active learning via digital platform during ongoing pandemic time are also encouraged.

For questions regarding the applicability of your project, please feel free to contact the session chair(s) by email.

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Subramaniam Rajan
Email: S.Rajan@asu.edu
Name: Saravana Perumaal
Email: sspmech@tce.edu

Papers are encouraged for this session that describe the application of assessment methods targeting demonstration of graduate attributes. “Graduate attributes are the qualities, skills and understandings a university community agrees its students should develop during their time with the institution. These attributes include, but go beyond, the disciplinary expertise or technical knowledge that has traditionally formed the core of most university courses. They are qualities that also prepare graduates as agents for social good in an unknown future.” (Bowden et al., 2000)

In particular, the contents of the paper must discuss the design of course(s) and assessment of student performance, and contain one or more of the following to encourage, demonstrate, evaluate and assess graduate attributes:
● Identifying and solving complex engineering problems that prepare students for employability, e.g. capstone design projects, community-based projects
● Novel strategies for assessing graduate attributes, e.g. technical communication, functioning on multidisciplinary teams, design thinking, leadership, professional ethics, project management
● Using digital technologies, e.g. use of computer-based tools for engineering analysis and design
● Faculty perspectives in adapting to distance learning, e.g. remote teaching and assessment
● Effective industry-academic collaboration, e.g. establishing course objectives and outcomes, course contents, and/or assessment
● Program assessment, e.g. design of an entire degree program or a major component of the degree program

Papers that show unbiased quantitative improvement of outcomes using the described assessment strategies in comparison with courses that are traditionally assessed, e.g. only written exams, will receive higher evaluations.

Please feel free to contact the session chair(s) by email if you would like to know whether your paper is suitable for submission to this session.

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Shreeranga Bhat
Email: shreerangab@sjec.ac.in

Papers are encouraged for this session that describe initiatives for enabling students to attain graduate attributes. Disciplinary specific strategies are welcome in this session. Quantitative and qualitative methods of engineering education research are invited.

For questions regarding the applicability of your project, please feel free to contact the session chair(s) by email.

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Shalini Gopalkrishnan
Email: shalinisgopal@gmail.com
Name: Ranji Vaidyanathan
Email: vaidyan@okstate.edu

Call for Papers:
The guidelines of AICTE’s recently published “National INNOVATION and STARTUP Policy 2019 for Students and Faculty,” is expected to assist the colleges and educational institutions to actively engage students, faculties and staff in innovation and entrepreneurship related activities. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) statement, “India aspires to become a 5 trillion-dollar economy in the near future. To reach this mark, it needs to evolve a system and mechanisms to convert the present demographic dividend into high quality technical human resource capable of doing cutting edge research and innovation, and deep-tech entrepreneurship. Several colleges are already working on these topics.

The conference invites papers related to entrepreneurship and its teaching at various educational institutions. We are particularly seeking papers that address the emphasis on remote teaching of entrepreneurship due to the current pandemic, address the key challenges and provide solutions. Topics and areas can include (but not limited to) the following:

1. Student Learning
● Teaching innovation or entrepreneurship as part of an engineering program
● Integrating innovation or entrepreneurship into core engineering programs
● Learning environments that foster innovation and entrepreneurship
● Engineering education and the entrepreneurial/innovative mindset
● Assessment of entrepreneurship and innovation competencies
● Entrepreneurial and innovative internships and co-op experiences
● Assessment of Incubators on campus
● Impact of partnerships (such as EWB) on entrepreneurship
● Digital entrepreneurship

2. Faculty and Programs
● New innovation and entrepreneurship programs and program models
● Strategies to teach innovative and entrepreneurial engineers
● Developing entrepreneurial and innovative faculty
● Cross campus collaboration beyond engineering (business, humanities, etc.)
● Assessment of innovation and entrepreneurship courses and programs
● Experiential exercises in class
● Social entrepreneurship

For any questions or clarification, please feel free to contact the session chairs.

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Siddharthsinh Jadeja
Email: sids291@gmail.com,
Name: Shasi Anand Sridharan
Email: vicepresident@klu.ac.in
Name: Nishtha Chouhan
Email: nishchouhan@gmail.com

It’s been a new world of learning for any undergraduate students in the first year of engineering. Intellectual excitement of exploring the engineering world in the first year of engineering motivates undergraduates to become professional engineers. Papers are invited for this session to discuss different project based learning methodologies to implement hybrid approaches for different streams. The scope of papers is also extended to discuss innovative practices and methodologies for instructional language barriers in the first year of engineering. Papers should explain the issue, how it was addressed, which techniques/activities were used and how assessment was done.

For questions regarding the applicability of your project, please feel free to contact the session chair(s) by email.

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Jayant Sathe
Email: sathe.jayant@ gmail.com
Name: Dr Siddharth Jabade
Email: siddharth.jabade@vupune.ac.in

In our Voice of the Customer (VOC) interviews many Institutions indicated an interest in having Industry collaboration. In the feedback at the end of the Leadership Summit held in July 2020, many Institutions told us that they plan to work on establishing Industry collaboration with IUCEE’s assistance. This session is organized in response to that request.

It is well understood that Industry-Academic Collaboration helps both the Industry as well as the Academic Institution. Industry can depend upon the Academic Institution and its multi-disciplined Science, Engineering & Technology departments to conduct research in support of the Industry’s Product Development area. It is not economically feasible for every Industry to establish a full fledge Research and Development arm. Academic Institution can fulfill that need for Industries.

By the same token, the Academic Institution wins by getting research grants from the Industry, research papers publications, internships and potentially employment for their students. Even if no money changes hands, students gain valuable experience toward their employability.

However, the question is ‘How do we manage to get this Industry-Academic ‘marriage’ to take place?’ Some institutions have managed to achieve this by establishing relationships with local Industry. Also, some Institutions have managed this by approaching industries in their area, exploring what are the problems faced by the local industry and helping them solve these problems with Engineering and Science solutions.

For this track, we are seeking papers from the Institutions that have reached out to the local Industry, understood their problems and have tried to solve them. I see this as the next level of the ‘EPICS’ program where we expect our students to go out in the community to understand their problems and come up with Engineering solutions for those problems. This track is to present those ‘Case Studies’ where some things worked, some things did not work and what learnings did you get from those ‘experiments’

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Anil Kulkarni
Email: akk@psu.edu
Name: Vijay Kanabar
Email: kanabar@bu.edu

Technology has been gaining interest among the researchers and practitioners in higher education since last few years. A new space has been created for learning driven by technology. This session invites papers in areas such as:

● Innovative teaching methodologies in engineering education
● Innovative hardware and software development for Virtual Lab / Remote Lab
● Use of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) for teaching and learning
● AI automation in Teaching and Learning
● Assessment, Evaluation and real time students learning monitoring
● Tools to promote collaborative learning

For questions regarding the applicability of your project, please feel free to contact the session chair(s) by email.

Track: Faculty
Session Chairs
Name: Anil Pandit
Email: anil.pandit1949@gmail.com

Papers are encouraged for this session that describe various activities undertaken by faculty to leverage the initiatives and schemes offered by government agencies like UGC / AICTE. A comprehensive report of how such activities were framed, implemented and their results assessed, can be a valuable contribution for sharing with academic fraternity. The results may well have led to better compliance, ranking for the institution, recognition and awards.

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Sivakumar Krishnan
Email: siva.k@srivishnu.edu.in
Name: Richa Mishra
Email: Richa.Mishra@nirmauni.ac.in

It is well known that engaged students typically exhibit higher attainment of graduate attributes, including problem solving skills and professional skills. The onus to motivate students so that they can be engaged effectively falls on educators. COVID 19 event has presented unprecedented challenges for teachers and educators. Motivation and engagement in virtual classroom teaching-learning is an emerging study. This event has created a widespread need for new approaches to student motivation, driven by the absence of peer interactions in a classroom environment, lack of physical presence of teacher, being restricted to the home environment, lack of physical activity, technical issues and limitations, the adverse impact of negative news in social and mainstream media as well as longer durations of online interactions etc.

Novel, emerging and effective science-based strategies and approaches for motivating and engaging students as well as measures of engagement (in terms of inclusivity and quality of the engagement) are themes for this session. Qualitative as well as quantitative research methods are welcome, but papers will be evaluated for completeness of data collection and demonstration of effectiveness of approach.

For questions regarding the applicability of your project, please feel free to contact the session chair(s) by email.

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Veena Kumar
Email: veena.kumar@faculty.umgc.edu
Name: Keith Fernandes
Email: keithf@sjec.ac.in

Call for Papers:
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in higher and professional education shifting suddenly to remote teaching, in an emergency mode. The continuing impact of the pandemic is also indicative of the high possibility that online teaching in one form of the other is likely to find a permanent place in higher and professional education. The current crisis brought with it many challenges and opportunities to innovate and experiment.

The conference invites papers related to the diverse pedagogical aspects of online teaching.

We are particularly seeking papers that address the key challenges and provide solutions. Topics and areas can include (but not limited to) the following:
● Pedagogical innovations and applications of evidence-based practices
● Modifications in course delivery for remote teaching
● Effective design and implementation of assessment in online teaching.
● Learning and teaching dynamics in virtual environment
● Managing emotional and psychological aspects of learning in remote teaching
● Innovative strategies for managing student motivation. in online environment
● Technological preparedness for teaching online
● Using social media in teaching online
● Integrating online component in conventional classroom teaching
● Effective use Virtual Labs. In engineering education
● Connecting successfully with students in virtual environment

For any questions or clarification, please feel free to contact the session chairs.

Track: Faculty

Session Chairs
Name: Dr. Vikas V. Shinde
Email: vvshinde@vishwaniketan.edu.in
Name: Dr. Vijay Kanabar
Email: kanabar@bu.edu

Project-Based Learning (PBL) provides an opportunity to contribute to both theory and practice. If such courses are designed well, students, and industry contacts will know what to expect, and how to interact and collaborate with each other so that the experience is rewarding.

This session invites papers in areas such as:

● Laying the foundation for Project-Based Learning (PBL)
● Methodology and designing and delivering PBL courses
● Assessment of PBL course outcomes and student performance
● Interaction, communication and collaboration amongst stakeholders
● Discovery of theory and contribution to practice
● Representative problem projects that can be used PBL

For questions regarding the applicability of your project, please feel free to contact the session chair(s) by email.

Track: Faculty

Session Chair
Name: Suhasini Desai
Email: suhasini.desai@mitwpu.edu.in

Papers are encouraged for this session that describe initiatives implemented to overcome issues arising out of diversity in students. The diversities can be in multiple forms related to sex, language competencies, aversion to mathematics, social background, religion, financial backgrounds, regional background, rural-urban disparities, etc. A comprehension of how such initiatives were framed, implemented and their results assessed, can be a valuable contribution for sharing with academic fraternity.

For questions regarding the applicability of your project, please feel free to contact the session chair(s) by email.

Schedule of the Paper submission

  • Abstract submission deadline : 15th September 2020
  • Abstract Acceptance and Full length paper call : 1st October 2020
  • Full length paper submission deadline : 1st November 2020
  • Final Acceptance of Paper : 20th November 2020

We strongly recommend you use Guidelines Preparing Abstract found at: How to write the Engineering Education Paper Abstract

At Least one of the authors has to register for the conference to present their paper (virtually) during the Conference.  Manuscripts of Selected papers will be published in a Special Issue of JEET which is SCOPUS indexed.

ICTIEE 2021 Leadership Track Faculty

Track A

Faculty Track B Student Track Online Teaching
Sustainability
January 8
7:30 am Workshop 1.1 Workshop 1.2 Workshop 1.3 Workshop 1.4 OLT: Pedagogy
9:30 am TEA BREAK
10:00 am Workshop 1.5 Workshop 1.6 Workshop 1.7 Workshop 1.8 OLT: LMS Systems
12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
4:00 pm WELCOME
4:30 pm Plenary 1
5:15 pm Student Employability :

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Learning Driven by Technology Leveraging Government Initiatives Student 1.1 SUS: Water 1
6:15 pm SESSION BREAK
6:30 pm Online Teaching Project Based Learning Student 1.2 SUS: Water 2
6:45 pm BREAK
7:00 pm Student Employability :

Curriculum Innovation

7:30 pm SESSION BREAK
7:45 pm First Year Engineering Active Learning for Higher Order Thinking Student 1.3 SUS: Water 3
8:45 pm DINNER AND DAY BREAK
January 9
7:30 am Workshop 2.1 Workshop 2.2 Workshop 2.3 Workshop 2.4 OLT: Live Lecture
9:30 am TEA BREAK
10:00 am Workshop 2.5 Workshop 2.6 Workshop 2.7 Workshop 2.8 OLT:  Recorded Lect
12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
Emerging Technologies
4:00 pm Plenary 2
4:30 pm Plenary 3
5:15 pm University Rankings:

NIRF Ranking

Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Resolving Diversity Issues Student 2.1 SUS: Energy 1
6:15 pm SESSION BREAK
6:30 pm Assessing to Achieve Grad Attributes Motivating Students to Engage Student 2.2 SUS: Energy 2
6:45 pm BREAK
7:00 pm University Rankings:

ARIIA Ranking

7:30 pm SESSION BREAK
7:45 pm Industry Academy Collaboration Entrepreneurship Education Student 2.3 SUS: Energy 3
8:45 pm DINNER AND DAY BREAK
January 10
7:30 am Workshop 3.1 Workshop 3.2 Workshop 3.3 Workshop 3.4 OLT: Assessment
9:30 am BREAK
10:00 am Workshop 3.5 Workshop 3.6 Workshop 3.7 Workshop 3.8 OLT: Virtual Labs
12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
Professional Skills
4:00 pm Plenary 4
4:30 pm Plenary 5
5:15 pm Motivate Faculty to be Productive Researchers Faculty 3.1a Faculty 3.1b Student 3.1 SUS: Waste Management 1
6:15 pm SESSION BREAK
6:30 pm Faculty 3.2a Faculty 3.2b Student 3.2 SUS: Waste Management 2
6:45 pm
7:00 pm Motivate Faculty to be Effective Teachers
7:30 pm SESSION BREAK
7:45 pm Faculty 3.3a Faculty 3.3b Student 3.3 SUS: Waste Management 3
8:45 pm CLOSING CEREMONY

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