Olin College of Engineering Launches Innovative Faculty Exchange Promoting Cross-Campus Collaboration in Engineering Education Reform

Applications Sought for the Argosy Collaborative Faculty Exchange, which will create partnerships with departments or programs committed to educational change, embedding faculty from partner schools for year-long residencies at Olin College, a leader in engineering education innovation.

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Needham, MA (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Olin College of Engineering is accepting applications for the Argosy Collaborative Faculty Exchange, an innovative program designed to catalyze educational innovation through cross-campus collaboration. The novel program, created in partnership with the Argosy Foundation, is aimed at educators and institutions interested in engineering education reform.

The exchange will create partnerships with departments or programs committed to educational change, embedding faculty from partner schools for year-long residencies at Olin College, a leader in engineering education innovation. The program will provide participants with time, space and support for planning transformative activities at their home campuses.

Partnerships are expected to include two consecutive years of residencies at Olin, with varying faculty participants. The multi-year program will include a comprehensive assessment of the exchange’s impact on the partner schools as well as Olin.

Participating institutions are invited to nominate pairs of senior and junior faculty who will work on the proposed projects. The pairing of senior and junior faculty is designed to provide a coalition for change in engineering education at the partner institution. Senior faculty members have deep understanding of their institution’s culture, students and facilities. Junior faculty will drive the innovation as they advance their careers and serve as future leaders of change.

During the residency period, partner faculty will work with Olin faculty and engage in collaborative curricular creation and innovation. Teaching opportunities – such as co-teaching in some of Olin’s distinctive courses – will be strongly encouraged and may also include piloting of courses developed during the residency for the home institution. As a part of the program, Olin faculty will also spend time on the partner campuses to help teams implement their planned curricular innovations.

To find out more about the program, or to obtain application materials, please visit http://i2e2.olin.edu/ArgosyCollaborativeFacultyExchange.html or email ACFEx (at) olin (dot) edu. Applications are due November 15, 2012.