Summer Institute 2013
Olin College's I2E2 Summer Institute has provided participants from around the country and around the world with the opportunity to conceive and catalyze change in engineering education. In summer 2013, we will offer two programs that will embody this experience:
- a Personal Change workshop that examines personal and institutional transformation (developed jointly with our colleagues at Big Beacon)
- our Curricular Change program that explores and develops curricular innovation for the 21st century.
Participatory exercises, case studies, and presentations from experts will enable institute attendees to acquire a new lens through which to view the future of engineering education.
June 5-7, 2013
In collaboration with Big Beacon
Attempts to effect change in engineering education often sputter out after a few years. Why? Although faculty members and administrators are good at generating new and exciting ideas, the skills necessary to change at an individual level and to spread change at the institutional level are not currently part of the traditional faculty member or administrator toolkits.
This three-day workshop develops participant skills and strategies for creating change that "sticks." In particular, we dive into a set of personal and organizational skills that will help participants develop both personally and professionally as effective change agents.
June 10—14, 2013
Through participatory design exercises, case studies, and presentations from experts, you will learn about, experience, and design new and meaningful STEM curricula. You will work together with others from similar institutions, working on similar projects, to develop
concrete action plans for curricular change. Sessions will be highly participatory and you will be challenged to continually consider new ideas and put novel approaches into practice. Institute attendees will acquire a new lens through which to view your projects, an expanded repertoire of techniques and solutions, and concrete steps to take your plans forward.