Student Teams in Engineering:  Introduction and Applications
 

Workshop objectives

Workshop participants will learn to

  • organize students into teams,
  • set expectations for team behavior,
  • guide students to resolve team conflicts,
  • facilitate cooperative learning using teams, and
  • grade teamwork.

Participant background

Workshop participants who have tried team assignments in their classes will appreciate both the benefits and the pitfalls of student teams.

Workshop topics

  • Forming student teams
  • Teaching students to manage team behavior
  • Use team activities to facilitate cooperative learning
  • Grading team behavior and teamwork

Jim Morgan is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and an active participant in the National Science Foundation Foundation Coalition and in the freshman program at A&M. He earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His research includes structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, and engineering education.

Jim Richardson is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California Davis and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada Reno. His research interests include bridge design, structural dynamics, and engineering education.

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