Work in progress - Spiral curriculum approach to reformulate engineering curriculum

Vinod K. Lohani, Kumar Mallikarjunan, Mary Leigh Wolfe, Terry Wildman, Jeff Connor, John Muffo, Jenny Lo, Tamara W. Knott, G. V. Loganathan, Richard Goff, Mike Chang, John Cundiff, Greg Adel, Foster Agblevor, Mike Gregg, David Vaughan, Ed Fox, Hayden Griffin, Saied Mostaghimi

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A theme-based spiral curriculum approach is being adopted to initiate the department-level reform (DLR) of the freshman engineering and the bioprocess engineering curricula at Virginia Tech. A large number of engineering faculty members are collaborating with experts in educational psychology and academic assessment to accomplish the objectives of this 3-year NSF supported project that began in September 2004. Successful implementation of the spiral approach will be used as a model for incorporating similar reforms in other engineering departments and elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05
StatePublished - 2005
EventFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2005Oct 22 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


OtherFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN


  • Assessment
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Department-level reform
  • Freshman engineering
  • Spiral curriculum
  • e-portfolio


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