KEENzine Partner Showcase

“At LTU, you can’t do the 3Cs if you don’t have character and collaboration. It’s about the whole Framework and the whole engineer.” - Andrew Gerhart As more faculty engaged in embedding EM into traditional courses, LTU created a required sequence of courses aligned with the entire KEEN Framework. To do this, engineering faculty looked beyond first- and second-year design courses for opportunities. The LTU curriculum flowchart includes a junior level course that emphasizes character and collaboration in addition to the 3Cs, while senior capstone completes the sequence. These required courses across all four years reach 100% of LTU’s engineering students every year. Freshman Course EGE 1001 Engineering Design Process Teamwork Communication Self Awareness & Ethics Critical Thinking Sophomore Course EGE 2123 Customer Engagement Teamwork & Communication Opportunity ID & Ideation Value Analysis Engineering Tool Junior Year Experience Leadership & Professional Development EGE3022 Project Based EML Discipline Specific Content Discipline Specific Skills & Techniques Senior Capstone Experience Full Depth & Breadth of Tools & Process Real-World Projects Economic Viability Business Case Extra-Curricular: Innovation Encounter, EMpwr, University Innovation Fellows Entrepreneurially Minded Learning Within Core Engineering Curriculum at LTU Keep EM Fresh for Faculty Sometimes, facultycanbecometoocomfortablewithconcepts - even with entrepreneurially minded learning. At LTU, it’s expected that faculty will keep improving their courses. To counteract routine and stagnation, LTU provides resources for faculty to re-immerse themselves. Department heads give Golden Tickets (sponsored seats) to attend Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development (EUFD) National Workshops. Faculty are encouraged to attend the KEEN National Conference. Visiting other KEEN institutions to get reinvigorated by new ideas and concepts is also supported. Find Solutions Together The EED Studio in sophomore year was a new venture - how could it fit into the curriculum? LTU was able to repurpose credit hours to facilitate the EED Studio by looking for redundancy in other courses. In this case, professors in a required economics course were able to help. This team approach to finding solutions was key when a new building space enabled the EED Studio to be available to engineering, natural sciences, and mathematics majors. Now sophomore students come together in this single course to work on projects and mindset. Bake EM Into the Culture Transitions do not lessen the priority for EM. With one generation retiring, new faculty are introduced to why KEEN is essential to LTU students. It’s the KEEN leaders’ responsibility to share how KEEN fits within faculty requirements for teaching, scholarship, and research. Currently the faculty mechanism for onboarding is an on- campus “bootcamp” and/or participation in Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development, while newdeans and leaders at LTU are onboarded through events such as the KEEN National Conference and the KEEN Leader Meeting. “KEEN is a culture. You can’t just talk about it. You have to show it. Show faculty you think KEEN is important enough for them to attend a Faculty Development workshop in their first year.” - Andrew Gerhart LTU grew its internal ICE workshop initiative into offering ICE as facultydevelopmentacross theNetwork.ManyKEENpartner facultyengagedaseitherparticipantsor facilitators.Ascapacity grew, this initiative transformed into the EUFD program, which offers ICE workshops as well as many other topics each summer. The national program also includes a coaching component to keep participants inspired and accountable. KEEN partnership has enabled LTU’s national visibility, allowing faculty to learn from others as well as showcase best practices and collaborate with other partners in meaningful ways. First-year: Fundamentals of Engineering Design Projects EM is embedded in five student projects as well as in homework, class activities and assessments. With the 3Cs incorporated in everything students do, EM becomes part of what it means to be an engineer. Sophomores: Entrepreneurial Engineering Design (EED) Studio LTUbuilt the requiredEEDStudio specificallyaround theKEENFramework. Students work in teams around one major, semester-long project that caters to a community or individual need. Within this studio experience, sophomore student projects have received national recognition. Juniors: Leadership & Professional Development for Engineers Through this course, LTU requires its engineering students to understand problem solving and design work within the context of collaboration, character, and ethics. Senior/Capstone: Projects The entire KEEN Framework is leveraged within student projects. Because of the intentional structure at LTU, faculty are reinforcing EM concepts already learned in previous classes and experiences. THE LTU BLUEPRINT Make a schedule. Leadership buy-in, support, anda regular pattern ofmeetingswere the first step in making change possible. Adopt a cohort model. Structured faculty development cohorts were instrumental to building a culture of learning. Build with the end in mind. Scaffolding EM throughout thecurriculumensuredthat100%of students are impacted. Focus on lasting culture. Embedding EM and KEEN in the culture through onboarding equips new faculty on day one. INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN AND ENTREPRENEURIAL APPLICATION SEQUENCE (IDEAS) 40 41 KEEN’zine ― PARTNER SHOWCASE PARTNER SHOWCASE ― KEEN’zine