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Paul Peercy, Dean
Steven Cramer
Amy Wendt
Jeffrey Russell
Wendy Crone
Darryl Thelen
Dan Klingenberg


Call for Proposals, Transforming Undergraduate Education in the College of Engineering

Funded Projects Announced

Call for Differential Tuition Proposals

Call for Proposals, Transforming Undergraduate Education in the College of Engineering

Funded Projects Announced

Task Force Update

Call for Proposals, Transforming Undergraduate Education in the College of Engineering

Distinguished Lecture Series: "Engineering Education for the 21st Century," by William A. Wulf

Task Force Update

Round Table Activities Summary

Development of COE 2010

All-College Meeting

Listening Sessions Summary, October-November 2005

All-College Meeting Notes

Rising Above the Gathering Storm
The Engineer of 2020
Educating the Engineer of 2020
Honoring the Trust

COE 2010

A college that is more than the sum of its parts.

“Our vision for the future is a College of Engineering that offers greatly increased cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental, and cross-campus research and education in an increasingly collaborative community of scholars.”

The 2010 Task Force invites all members of the college community to join with us to design the COE of the future.

— COE 2010 Task Force

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The College of Engineering 2010 Task Force formed in 2005 in response to three major forces that shape the future of engineering education:

  • Technology acceleration and the fusion of disciplines

  • Global competition that transforms the educational landscape

  • Shifts in funding for sustaining public higher education

After 2010, the work of the task force continues as the Engineering Beyond Boundaries initiative.

FEBRUARY 2, 2009

Call for Proposals
Transforming Undergraduate Education in the College of Engineering 2009-2010

The College of Engineering through the efforts of 2010 and Beyond Round Table is soliciting proposals from faculty and staff within the college for course improvement projects with a strong preference for integration, modularization and innovation in core courses. Core courses are defined here as required 200- and 300-level and senior capstone COE courses in degree curricula. Proposals are encouraged to do the following:

  1. Modularize and restructure similar core courses currently offered in different departments to enable interdisciplinary teaching of common content with separate modules of discipline-specific content.

  2. As appropriate and feasible to the course, move toward online content using standardized tools to enable implementation of innovative teaching methods in the classroom.

  3. As appropriate and feasible to the course, proposals are encouraged that enable students to take one or more modules of a course while studying abroad or participating in an internship off campus.

For FY 2010, we expect to fund project sizes ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 and approximately 6 awards. Please be aware that funding awarded through this call is anticipated to begin July 1, 2009, and expenditures must be completed by June 30, 2010. The goal is to begin implementation for some projects as early as the fall semester of 2009 and all projects no later than September 2010.

This call for proposals is based on the goal described by the 2010 Round Table:

The College of Engineering will provide a contemporary engineering education that is strong in the fundamentals of the discipline and also fosters an understanding of the societal context of engineering and a passion for life-long learning. This will be achieved by guiding students through new educational opportunities to:

  • build disciplinary excellence with multidisciplinary perspective,

  • nurture critical thinking,

  • develop multicultural competence,

  • cultivate collaboration and leadership skills, and

  • promote an ethic of service to the profession and the community.

Deadline and Submission Information

Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. CST, Friday, March 13, 2009.

An electronic copy, including all supporting documentation compiled into a single PDF file with the principal investigator's last name in the file name, must be emailed to: Debbie Schiess at

Final decisions on funded projects are expected to be announced prior to May 8th (last day of class).

See the full Call for Proposals for details.