The UF Engineering Leadership Institute and Engineering Innovation Institute of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) continue to grow the programs’ joint curricular offerings for undergraduate and graduate engineering students in areas of engineering leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity (www.eng.ufl.edu/innovation/students/courses/). The joint curriculum served over 1,400 engineering student enrollments last year, a 22X growth from 2010.
As we continue to build on these courses, the Institutes are now expanding their programs to serve faculty and students from all departments of the HWCOE by jointly offering a set of turnkey “learning modules” in select innovation and leadership topics. The modules are available to faculty for integration into their core courses as they feel the topics can add value. Six learning modules are currently available for classroom integration. (Additional modules are in the development stage.) The current module topics are:
- Engineering project management
- Innovation and creativity
- Persuasive communications
- Professional credibility
- Risks in project and technology development
- Teams, team dynamics and team development
An overview of each of the modules is available by clicking on the module names. Each module contains two, 50-minute class sessions on specific topics. While faculty can request only a single class session, learning outcomes are maximized through delivery of both sessions of the modules. The Institutes will provide all necessary resources including the instructor, presentation and discussion materials, case studies as appropriate, and pre- and post-assessments of learning outcomes.
Interested faculty who would like more information are invited to contact Bill McElroy, Assistant Director of the Engineering Leadership Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Whitney, Assistant Director of the Engineering Innovation Institute at email@example.com.