The 2010 Colloquium
Welcome to the official site of the 13th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education:
November 4-7, 2010, Historic Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island
In previous years the Colloquium focused on how college campuses can establish programs combining engineering and foreign studies. A number of U.S. university international engineering programs exist and are growing.
Now, in this new decade, 2010’s Colloquium centers on how programs can move from the basic level--learn a foreign language, study and intern abroad, graduate, repeat--to an advanced one. Now is the time to refine our models of integrating engineering and foreign language curricula. It is also necessary to assess program outcomes effectively.
The 13th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education attempts to answer these questions though the follow avenues:
Thursday's Keynote Speaker: United States Senator Jack Reed - Rhode Island
Friday's Keynote Speaker: David Dooley, President of the University of Rhode Island
Saturday's Keynote Speaker: Michael K. J. Milligan, ABET, Inc.
Program calendar: Click here.
Planned Sessions, panels and workshops:
- How to get started with new international engineering programs and how to assess the impact of existing ones
- Meeting the challenges of global work teams: How to prepare our students
- Cross-Cultural Communication for Global Academic and Corporate Teams
- Internship Plus: How to create educational modules around an internship
- Breadth versus Depth: Tiered approaches to international engineering education
- Global Teaming: Strengthening ties between international students and faculty research networks
- Europe versus the US: comparing two different higher education approaches, duration, degrees, philosophies and the "human approach"
- Internships in difficult countries: strategies to finding and maintaining good engineering internships in far-away lands like the China, India, Russia and the Middle East
- Critical Areas: How to overcome hurdles in particular areas of the world (China, India, Russia, and the Middle East)
- Engaging China: Making life abroad in China authentic for the student
- Raising the Language Bar: Standards, Methodologies, Assessments
- Making the case for 2010: international engineering programming
- Alumni Panel: Success Stories of International Engineering alumi
Themed questions to be asked and answered at this year's Colloquium:
- Are students truly competent in the foreign language upon graduating?
- How do we effectively work together in a technology-driven environment?
- Are students using their learned foreign language skills in the global workplace?
- Are we successful attracting women and minorities?
- Do two distinct degrees bolster job placement for students?
- How do we optimize cross-cultural training before and after life abroad?
- How can college educators help students maximize an internship abroad?
- How can we create educational modules around an internship?
- And more!