The ASCE ExCEEd teaching workshop: Assessing 20 years of instructional development

Allen C. Estes, Stephen J. Ressler, Camilla M. Saviz, Brock E. Barry, Carol L. Considine, Norman D. Dennis, Scott R. Hamilton, David S. Hurwitz, Tanya Kunberger, Thomas A. Lenox, Tonya Nilsson, James J. O'Brien, Robert J. O'Neill, David A. Saftner, Kelly Salyards, Ronald W. Welch, Dion K. Coward, Leslie E. Nolen

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The Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop (ETW), a week-long teacher-training program sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, has been improving the quality of university teaching for twenty years. The 41 workshops conducted over this period have produced 963 graduates from 253 universities around the world. This article celebrates the history of this landmark faculty development initiative. It assesses the extent to which the ETW provides a unique contribution and has influenced teaching practices in U.S. civil engineering programs. This assessment includes participant satisfaction, the long-term influence on participants, the influence on those participants who becameETWfaculty leaders, the satisfaction of the deans and department heads who sponsored the participants, the scholarship that has resulted from the ETW, and the implied influence on the engineering students who ultimately benefit from this workshop. Finally, the future direction of the ETW is addressed. Although the workshop is intended primarily for civil engineering programs in the U.S., the results of this study are also highly relevant to other engineering disciplines and to engineering programs outside the U.S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1758-1786
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number6A
StatePublished - 2019

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  • Civil engineering education
  • ExCEEd
  • Faculty development
  • Instructional development
  • Teacher training
  • Teaching effectiveness
  • Workshop assessment


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