In Seattle, the Liberal Education/Engineering and Society (LEES) Division spearheaded a new inter-divisional initiative called “Communication Across the Divisions.”
This initiative entailed a series of special sessions organized around different dimensions of communication teaching and practice, including as carried out within various engineering disciplines. The goal is to enhance cross-divisional collaboration by providing a common venue for ASEE members interested in communication research and teaching, especially as it relates to their divisions and disciplines.
The 2015 LEES program included three special sessions on Communications Across the Divisions, including work in the following engineering areas: Civil, Computer/Programming, Electrical, Biomedical, Fluids, and more.
Communication Across the Divisions I: Communication in Engineering Disciplines
This session brings together diverse approaches to teaching communication in Civil and Bio Engineering.
- Enhancing Communication Practices through Development of a Departmental Civil Engineering Writing Guide
- Students Writing for Professional Practice: A Model for Collaboration among Faculty, Practitioners and Writing Specialists
- Teaching Peer Review of Writing in a Large First-Year Electrical and Computer Engineering Class: A Comparison of Two Methods
- Visual Communication Learning through Peer Design Critiques: Engineering Communication Across Divisions
Communication Across the Divisions II: Communication and Transdisciplinary Pedagogies
This session investigates diverse dimensions of communication and transdisciplinary pedagogies.
- A Nod in the Right Direction? Designing a Study to Assess an Instructor’s Ability to Interpret Student Comprehension from Nonverbal Communication
- A Transdisciplinary Approach for Developing Effective Communication Skills in a First Year STEM Seminar
- Communication as Both the Ultimate Interdisciplinary Subject and a Field of Specialization Encompassing More Than Technical Writing –
- Minding the Gap: How engineering can contribute to a liberal education
Communication Across the Divisions III: Writing as Social-Technical Integration
This session includes research on the teaching and practice of writing as it connects across social and technical dimensions of engineering in academic and workplace contexts.
- Comparatively Mapping Genres in Academic and Workplace Engineering Environments
- Focus on Social Learning in a First-Year Technical Writing Class: a Canadian Case-study
- Something to Write Home(work) About: An Analysis of Writing Exercises in Fluid Mechanics Textbooks
- Writing-to-Learn-to-Program: Examining the Need for a New Genre in Programming Pedagogy
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