Engineering ethics and the Drexel University Library : a collaborative teaching partnership

Bhatt, Jay and Manion, Mark and Fromm, Eli Engineering ethics and the Drexel University Library : a collaborative teaching partnership., 2004 . In American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (2004 : Salt Lake City), Salt Lake City, Utah (US), 20-23 June 2004. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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At Drexel University, the present undergraduate engineering curriculum has evolved from the Enhanced Educational Experience for Engineering Students (E4) project and the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition, both National Science Foundation (NSF) funded initiatives to re-engineer undergraduate engineering education. Since its institutionalization in 1994, the curriculum has served as a model for an integrated lower-division engineering curriculum. One aspect of engineering education proposed in this curriculum was “addressing ethics in the context of an engineering issue”. To accomplish this goal, courses were designed with engineering ethics topics embedded within the syllabus. In parallel, the past decade has seen extensive growth in the number of electronic journals such as those from the IEEE, and electronic books available as subscription based library electronic resources. Along with the web, this has created an information overload that is now a major source of confusion among students. This paper discusses an effort to integrate these resources into coursework, as collaborative partnerships among the faculty, the library and students. We describe various materials used for teaching ethics, library created web-based instruction, librarian consultations with students to help them find various sources of information for engineering ethics, and in the process target ABET requirements of lifelong learning.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Drexel University, undergraduate engineering curriculum, undergraduate engineering education, electronic journals, electronic, electronic resources, library instruction, students, sources of information, Academic Libraries, Engineering Librarianship, Faculty and Library Collaboration, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Science and Technology Libraries
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: In Spain E-LIS Chapter
Date deposited: 04 Aug 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01


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