Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Observations and Analyses of Engineering Teaching Practices"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2013 - DURI
Research area(s):
Engineering Education, Educational Studies, Psychometrics
Project Description:
The student will collect audio/videotaped classroom observation data in engineering courses; will code faculty-student observations using a web-based assessment tool; and will create profiles of instructors’ teaching practices that are informed from assessment data. Among the deliverables within this project include peer-reviewed publications.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will collect data, will attend weekly research group meetings, will analyze teaching profiles, and will assist in the revision and the commercialization of the assessment tool.
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Desired Qualifications:
3.0 minimum GPA, Human Subjects' training Ability to work effectively on a diverse, interdisciplinary team; excellent written and oral communication, organization, and time management skills; comfort with ambiguity; excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; high technological proficiency; and strong work ethic
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Cox, Monica
Engineering Education/ Engineering

Student Supervisor

Monica F. Cox
Associate Professor of Engineering Education

Cooperating Faculty

Yukiko Maeda
Educational Studies/ Education