- The Workshop submission type is for work that promises to be both informative and also provide an interactive format that encourages participation by the attendees.
- We hope to engage the participants in a number of working sessions that will enable us to understand how we might make engineering a more viable option as a field of study and career opportunity than it currently seems. We hope the proposed workshop can help the attendees begin to understand how to solve the drop in enrollments in engineering by providing an interactive workshop that is related to the topics listed in the call for papers.
- The author must submit: author’s name, proposed workshop title, author’s affiliation, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
- Each proposed workshop should be a maximum of 3 pages.
- See the FYEE Author’s Kit for font and spacing requirements.
- All workshop facilitators must register for and attend the conference.
- Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the program committee.
- Workshop abstract deadline March 4, 2018
- Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their proposed workshop by March 5, 2018.
- If your submission is accepted, final proposals are due by June 22, 2018.
Basic Workshop Descriptions
A presentation that is about a timely issue related to the First Year Experience
To help authors prepare their final submissions, the conference suggests the following guidelines for preparing a workshop proposal.
- What is the breadth of the audience that will be interested in the subject of the Workshop?
- To what extent are the practices described in the workshop innovative, leading-edge, cutting-edge?
- How does the workshop help attendees develop ideas for future research or projects that can be included into their First Year program?
- To what degree have questions about purpose, potential hypotheses, and possible methodologies been addressed?
- Purpose of the workshop
- Workshops should share information about how a faculty member or group of faculty members are developing and/or implementing, new or novel practices across the breadth of topics of interest to conference participants. The work should be based on research on engineering education and/or education, however, it does not have to be completed but should be at a phase where meaningful information can be presented.
- Content – Suggestions not Requirements
- Presentations may be made in various forms, but they should answer and/or propose questions such as the following: What is unique about the innovative practice to be presented? How does this innovative practice differ from and build on previous practice as documented in the literature, including previous conferences? Has this approach ever been attempted before? What new ideas would conference participants take away from this presentation?
- The workshop facilitators might consider questions such as: What situation is being addressed? What are the goals of the practice being implemented? What research provides the foundations for the inventive practice?
- It is suggested that the workshop should describe the setting for the proposed practice discussed in the workshop, motivations for the practice, what has been accomplished, what remains to be done, issues involved with making the discussed practice functional on a given campus setting, or some similar content. It is assumed that the practices described in the workshop or an implementation of the research has been tested at some level.
- The workshop could also describe some similar research that has supported the practice, or how does the research incorporate any relevant topic. A brief synopsis of the methodology, and/or describe the research question(s) should be included.
- Finally, it is suggested that the workshop should describe what results the authors anticipate will be obtained, and what remains to be done before the study will be completed, or some similar content.