Curriculum Integration:  Why and How

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to

  • Construct and help others construct concept maps
  • Describe reasons why connections are essential for learning
  • Describe strategies for increasing the amount of integration in courses that they teach
  • Point to examples of integrated curricula
Participant Background Requirements


Workshop Topics

  • Concept mapping
  • Research on the value of integration
  • Strategies for integration
  • Examples of integrated curricula


Jeffrey Froyd is the Director of Academic Development for the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and currently serves as the Project Director, NSF Foundation Coalition. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. His interests include control systems design, VLSI design, and engineering education.