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Title: Engineering ethics and the Drexel University Library: A collaborative teaching partnership
Authors: Bhatt, Jay
Manion, Mark
Froomm, Eli
Keywords: Engineering Libraries;Library Instruction;Information Literacy;Engineering Ethics;Faculty and Library Collaboration;Life Long learning
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Citation: Bhatt, Jay and Manion, Mark and Fromm, Eli (2004) Engineering ethics and the Drexel University Library : a collaborative teaching partnership. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah (US).
Abstract: 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.
Description: It is often the case when students simply go on the web to find web sites and other information related to engineering case studies. It appears that faculty and students are not aware of various library subscribed electronic databases such as IEEE xplore, Ei Compendex, Proquest, etc. that can provide access to literature on engineering ethics and examples of case studies. This paper is an attempt to increase user awareness of such resources through collaborating with faculty and students using different approaches such as library instruction, consultations and web based research guides.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/936
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