Name: Subramaniam Rajan
Name: Saravana Perumaal
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.