Monday, May 8

10:00-10:50 a.m (Session 1)

Executive Functioning Support Basics presented by Academic Support and Access Partnerships (ASAP) View Presentation
1180 Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Amy Geiger-Maes, Michael Ziadat
Learn about Academic Support and Access Partnerships and its structure as well as key strategies and skills that our students are focused on.
E3 Grants: Developing a reasoning diagram to support teaching writing in mechanical engineering lab courses View Presentation
E3 Grants: Engineered to Win, a new course to engage 1st years in their home space View Presentation
Design Lab 1, Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Clay Walker, Brian Love
Develop a reasoning diagram for Mechanical Engineering (ME) that schematically represents how ME content knowledge and procedural knowledge (rhetorical, genre, and writing process knowledge) are integrated in the formation of disciplinary texts using a methodology developed by Lane et al (2022). The presentation will discuss current approaches to teaching IMRAD genres in lab-based courses and how the reasoning diagrams, first developed by Lane and Karatsolis (2015) in an embedded tech comm program at MIT, can contribute to undergraduate education in writing-centered technical curricula. Sharing plans for Engineered to Win – a vanguard course designed to structures problems encountered relating to sports and performance.
Digital Accessibility – Five things you can start doing today View Presentation
Design Lab 2, Duderstadt Center
Presenter: Amy Whitesall
A quarter of the U.S. adult population lives with at least one disability; that includes 1 in 5 undergraduates and 1 in 9 graduate students. Their experience of technology – as either a bridge or a barrier – often depends on the choices we make when we put information into digital formats. This session will touch upon disability, assistive technology and inclusive design and provide participants with five simple things they can do to make their documents, courses, email and websites accessible to all.
Course Equity Reports: Using institutional data to inform pedagogical decisions View Presentation
3358 Duderstadt Center
Presenter: Heather Rypkema
Developed as part of the customized Learning Analytics services for the Foundational Course Initiative, Course Equity Reports are a tool to help instructors learn more about the social identities, educational contexts, and grade outcomes of their students. Through a collaboration with the Center for Academic Innovation, these reports have been scaled-up for broader access to U-M faculty. This presentation will feature highlights of the reports, and present case studies on how these data have been used in course design.

11:00-11:50 a.m. (Session 2)

Making Your Course Equitable for Students and Do-Able for You View Presentation
1180 Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Laura Alford, Lesa Begley
An equitable, learning-focused course requires flexibility in delivery, due dates, and grading. Traditionally, this takes a large amount of instructor time to manage late submissions and revisions and often create entirely new assignments to accommodate students who need support. We will describe how we have leveraged the capabilities of the PrairieLearn online learning platform to re-envision the learning and teaching of ENGR 101 to better meet the needs of students and instructional staff.
E3 Grants: Integrating XR Technologies in ENGR 100 to Teach Socially-Engaged Design and Community Outreach View Presentation
Design Lab 2, Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Katie Snyder, Aditi Verma
This project will support the integration of XR technologies into a new section of ENGR 100 (Introduction to Engineering) focused on nuclear engineering, which will be taught in Fall 2023. ENGR 100 is a design-build-test (DBT) course required of all first-year engineering students. In this course, students work in teams as they learn engineering design and communication principles. We can envision at least three beneficial outcomes that define the value of this project. First, for students, the project would be genuinely experiential and immersive, providing a first-hand view of emerging nuclear technologies that may well shape our global path to decarbonization. Second, this project will help us develop a framework for XR integration in ENGR 100 that other faculty can modify and apply to new or existing sections. Third, our inclusion of XR in ENGR100 is a way to facilitate community engagement in the energy technology design process and is also aligned with the College of Engineering’s emphasis on equity-centered engineering.
Integration of Equity and Inclusion Content in Engineering Courses
using Case Studies
View Presentation
3358 Duderstadt Center
Presenter: Sara Hoffman, Steve Skerlos
This session will introduce resources available to CoE faculty members through the DEI Case Study Initiative. Participants will explore examples of case studies developed for CoE faculty in past semesters, and they will learn more about opportunities to integrate this type of content in their own courses.

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Keynote)

Faculty Panel: Teaching Engineering Equity & Inclusion View Presentation
220 Chrysler
Panelists: David Nordsletten, James Holly Jr., Kelly Hanson, Mark Moldwin, and Melissa Wrobel
The Teaching Engineering Equity (TEE) Center will host a faculty panel featuring Michigan Engineering faculty who are implementing equity-focused and inclusive teaching practices. With opening remarks by Dean Alec Gallimore, join us to hear from your colleagues. 

3:00-3:50 p.m. (Session 3)

Mastery grading for inclusive learning and retention: A team based alternative to stand and deliver lecture View Presentation
1180 Duderstadt Center
Presenter: Steve Yalisove
Elimination of exams and other summative assessments can be accomplished in a team based environment while still assessing the learning of students using principles of un-grading, specifications grading, and master grading. This presentation will show one way to accomplish this with a focus on retention through the use of reflections, readiness assessment activities, while taking advantage of the diversity in the class and driving inclusion by the use of third and fourth year undergrads in Instructional Aid positions. A case will be made for why IA should stand for Inclusion Ambassadors.
Developing Learning Objectives for “Equity-Centered” Undergraduate Engineering View Presentation
Design Lab 1, Duderstadt Center
Presenters: John Callewaert, Gren Agresar
This session will cover work that has led to the development of learning objectives for “Equity-Centered” undergraduate engineering.
Quality Matters: Delivering on the promise of online learning View Presentation
Design Lab 2, Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Joy Walters, Kim Alberts
There are many factors that play a part in a quality learning experience for students – regardless of the modality. In this interactive session, Nexus instructional design staff will demonstrate how to apply the Quality Matters framework and additional course design strategies that support student success.

Tuesday, May 9

10:00-10:50 a.m. (Session 4)

Supporting Students in Distress
1180 Duderstadt Center
Presenter: Angela Farehi
In this session, you will learn how to recognize signs of distress from students and explore resources available for support.
Tips & Tricks For Improving Your Online Course View Presentation
Design Lab 1, Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Joy Walters, Kim Alberts
In this session, the Nexus Instructional Design staff will help you take your existing online course to the next level with improvements to accessibility, usability, and leveraging educational technology. We welcome questions regarding your specific course needs.
E3 Grants: Forming, Supporting, and Assessing Teams Using Tandem View Presentation
Design Lab 2, Duderstadt Center
Presenter: Robin Fowler, James Alexander, Laura Alford
We will demonstrate Tandem, an in-house team assessment (and formation, and formative feedback/instructional) tool. Tandem is intentionally concerned with supporting equity in team experiences.

11:00-11:45 a.m. (Session 5)

Building Better Quizzes with MiQuizMaker View Presentation
1180 Duderstadt Center
Presenter: Mark Burns
MiQuizMaker is an instructional tool that supports efficient development of quizzes that can be imported into Canvas. Users compose questions with multiple versions and combine question types (true/false, calculation-based, and others) to create a series of randomized quizzes so that each student in the class receives a unique quiz.
Research Lightning Talks View Presentation
Design Lab 1, Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Boomer Perry, Aaron Johnson, Becky Matz, Vibhavari Vempala, Caroline L. Carter, Christopher Barr
Lightning talks include the following topics:
– Designing and Implementing Open-Ended Modeling Problems (OEMPs) in Engineering Science Courses
– Team confidence and collective efficacy ratings in team-based engineering courses
– Macroethics in Aerospace Engineering: Implementing Ethics Lessons into Undergraduate Courses and Analyzing Student Perceptions of Issues within the Discipline
– A Qualitative Examination of Learners’ Experiences in Experiential BME-In-Practice Modules
– Barriers to authentic team feedback: Reasons students may give inaccurate survey responses
– Improving Safety Education Across the Chemical Engineering Curricula
Providing Textbook Access to Engineering Students View Presentation
Design Lab 2, Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Leena Lalwani, Raven Lanier
Engineering Librarians have been providing free electronic access to textbooks licensed by the library to Engineering students for over 10+ years. For Winter 2023 more than 55% of books were available online through the library. We can discuss what options are available for the remaining 45% of books from finding library friendly publishers, to using Open Educational Resources (OER)’s, creating OER’s and how the library can help in this process.

12:00-1:15 p.m.

Topical Conversations with Peers
Pierpont: Boulevard, Center, and North East Room
Moderators: Kellie Grasman, Grenmarie Agresar, Audra Baleisis, Patricia Jaimes
Topics to include:
– DEI Case Studies (Boulevard Room)
– Equitable Assessments (Center Room)
– Generative AI (Pierpont North East Room)

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Keynote)

Artificial Intelligence in Engineering Instruction – A Panel Discussion
220 Chrysler
Panelists: James Juett, Clay Walker, Michael Wellman
Artificial intelligence (AI) large language models like ChatGPT have received a great deal of attention for their potential to disrupt how students approach writing tasks.  Beyond language models, recent developments allow AI to tackle computational tasks, create images and videos, generate computer code, and more. The rapid rate of expansion of AI tools beyond language has expanded the potential impact on education, especially in engineering.  While some see these as valuable tools to support learning, others view this as cheating and worry about the potential challenges and ethical considerations that AI technologies bring. Join us as a panel with expertise in AI and engineering explore how AI technologies may disrupt the traditional education model and impact the way students and faculty engage in instruction.

3:00-3:50 p.m. (Session 6)

Student Panel – Generative AI
220 Chrysler
Panelists: Dan Rusca Computer Science – Alumni Class of 2022, Victoria Shipman Computer Science – Class of 2024, Corbin Fleming-Dittenber Computer Engineering – Class of 2024
Hear directly from students about how generative AI is being used in coursework, perspectives on academic integrity are evolving, and ways instruction may need to adapt to accommodate this.
Instructional Software for Programming Assignments View Presentation
Design Lab 2, Duderstadt Center
Presenter: Jamie Berger
In Computational Linear Algebra (ROB101), we require instructional software for 200+ students. This presentation will highlight tools we use to host weekly homework assignments and major projects. Join us as we share the pros and cons of our instructional software choices and some tips for best use!
Thinking Outside of the Box: Creating Learner-Centric Digital Experiences with InSpace
3358 Duderstadt Center
Presenters: Nicole Baldassarre, Aaron Elam
We will use this session to explore InSpace, a virtual collaboration tool that the College of Engineering is piloting over the next year. While traditional video conferencing tools (like Zoom and Teams) have proven to be great content delivery mechanisms, they are not well positioned to facilitate connection and active learning experiences. InSpace disrupts our view of virtual interactions by breaking out of the boxes – extending beyond content delivery to increase authentic connection and community building. By letting soft skills shine through freedom of movement and proximity-based audio, InSpace stands apart from traditional video conferencing solutions as the only virtual platform that promotes learner autonomy and agency.