Important Updates about EETI Communications!

In Fall 2023, EETI changed how its communications work.  Only a select few communications will be sent to the entire CENGR and EETI member base: The initial announcement of programs, forum announcements, and announcements about funding opportunities.  For other EETI events (EETIncubator, FLCs, peer mentoring, book clubs, etc.), we will only send communications to those who opt in.  You can opt in one of two ways:

  1. Sign up to be an EETI member, which includes the ability to select which communications you wish to receive.  To learn more about EETI membership and how to apply, please follow this link: https://eeti.uga.edu/eeti-membership/
  2. Email the contact for the event and let them know you wish to receive communications.  The appropriate contact is specified in the event description on this page.

These changes have been made to reduce email clutter for EETI non-members, and as part of an effort to make the benefits of EETI membership more clear and transparent.  Please email John Morelock (John.Morelock@uga.edu) if you have any questions about these changes!


About EETI

The Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) in the College of Engineering provides a home for the excitement, diverse discussions, and ongoing initiatives in the area of Engineering Education. We focus on building community and shared capacity around the scholarship of teaching and learning that will allow us to improve our own teaching, innovate in our courses and curricula, and conduct empirical investigations to better understand our students’ experiences.

Participants in institute programming include faculty, staff, and students from all schools in the College. We leverage the expertise of our engineering education research faculty to contribute to the shared capacity of the group. Participation in institute activities is open and flexible – everybody is welcome to participate by just being part of the conversation or by getting involved in shared initiatives.

EETI is currently offering the following programming.


Events and Activities

This Semester’s Programming Format

EETI’s goal is to provide a safe space where faculty, staff, and students across the College and University can continue to engage in community discussions around engineering education regardless of where they are situated.  Accordingly, EETI will be offering a mix of in-person and hybrid programming.

  • Our forums will be held in-person and streamed via Zoom for those attending from a distance.
  • Our EETIncubator will be held simultaneously in-person and on Zoom, using EETI’s room built specifically for hybrid activities.
  • Our job talks, peer mentoring meals, and dossier reflection & writing group will be held in-person.

Engineering Education Faculty Candidate Job Talks

 

EETI is currently hiring for three faculty positions – two tenure-track positions and one clinical faculty position.  We anticipate hosting 3-4 job talks for each position in the first half of the semester – a total of ten job talks!  In these talks, candidates will highlight their novel contributions to engineering education and discuss how they would contribute to UGA and EETI if hired.  Lunch is provided for those attending these events in-person.

The table below details the time and location for each job talk this semester.

Candidate Date Time Location
Tenure-Track Candidate 1 Wednesday, Jan. 10 11 AM – 12 PM Driftmier 1217
Tenure-Track Candidate 2 Friday, Jan. 12 12 PM – 1 PM Driftmier 1217
Tenure-Track Candidate 3 Wednesday, Jan. 17 11 AM – 12 PM Driftmier 1217
Tenure-Track Candidate 4 Friday, Jan. 19 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Driftmier 1217
Tenure-Track Candidate 5 Wednesday, Jan. 24 11 AM – 12 PM Driftmier 1217
Tenure-Track Candidate 6 Friday, Jan. 26 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Driftmier 1217
Professional Track Candidate 1 Tuesday, Feb. 13 TBD TBD
Professional Track Candidate 2 Tuesday, Feb. 20 TBD TBD
Professional Track Candidate 3 Thursday, Feb 22 TBD TBD
Professional Track Candidate 4 Wednesday, Feb 28 TBD TBD

Engineering Education Forums

These interactive meetings bring together faculty, staff, and students across the College and University to share ideas, hear from external presenters, and participate in capacity development activities. Lunch is provided for those attending these events in-person.

Due to the volume of EETI faculty candidate job talks early this semester, we will be hosting fewer forums than normal.  Please consider attending any job talks that interest you, in lieu of early semester forums!

The table below details the two forums that are planned for this semester.

Date, Time, & Location* Title & Description
Thursday, Mar. 21
12:30 – 2 PM
Driftmier 1240 & Zoom
Engineering Education Open Showcase
Let us know if you would like to share an initiative or innovation from your engineering education teaching, research, or outreach!
Thursday, Apr. 18
12:30 – 2 PM
Driftmier 1240 & Zoom
Distinguished Speaker Forum
Speaker TBD

*Dates may be subject to change. RSVP links will be sent one week prior to each forum.

EETIncubator

This semester, Dr. John Morelock will host a weekly engineering education research incubator to provide an opportunity for EETI members who are working on a specific idea in engineering education to develop their projects as part of a supportive cohort. EETIncubator sessions will be scheduled based on participants’ availability.  Additionally, EETI faculty will continue working one-on-one with faculty members selected for research initiation grants.

If you are interested in conducting research in engineering education, or attending the EETIncubator, please contact Dr. John Morelock (john.morelock@uga.edu).

Peer Mentoring Meals

This semester, peer mentoring meals will be held weekly on suitable mornings or afternoons (usually Tuesdays or Thursdays), depending on faculty schedules and weather conditions. Peer mentoring meals will be hosted in person at local restaurants, occasionally taking the form of an outdoor picnic instead.

Please email Dr. Savadatti (sidsavad@uga.edu) to be added to the email list and receive more information!

Dossier Reflection & Writing Group (Pilot)

Piggybacking off last semester’s successful pilot, EETI will continue this initiative to help provide faculty structured time and support for reflecting on and writing about each semester’s achievements in a way that aligns with promotion criteria.  This “reflection and writing group” takes place once per semester and is intended to create a running record of achievements that faculty can reference when writing their promotion dossiers.  In the Spring, this program will incorporate the development of a narrative for submission with each faculty member’s annual evaluation documentation.  The program is being led jointly by Drs. Eliza Banu and John Morelock, and is catered toward Lecturers and Senior Lecturers.

Dr. Morelock will reach out to CENGR lecturers with more information.  If you not a lecturer but are still interested to attend, please email Dr. Morelock at John.Morelock@uga.edu.

EETI Library Program

On the north wing of Driftmier’s second floor, we have a shelf filled with books related to engineering education, and College of Engineering faculty, staff, and students are free to check them out (using the check-out form on the shelf) or, for specific books, take a copy to keep.  EETI is interested to continue building this library—if there is an engineering-education-related book you would like us to add, please email Dr. John Morelock (john.morelock@uga.edu) to request it!


Funding Opportunities

Engineering Education Conference Travel Fellowships

Applications for our 2024 Conference Travel Fellowships are also open now! These fellowships will fully fund successful applicants to attend one of four conferences:

  1. The 2024 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference: June 23-26 in Portland, OR
  2. The 2024 ASEE Southeast Section Conference: March 10-12 in Marietta, GA
  3. The 2024 Teaching Professor Conference: June 7-9 in New Orleans, LA
  4. The 2024 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference: Oct. 13-16 in Washington, D.C.

All College of Engineering faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to apply. Priority consideration will be given to lecturers, professors of practice, first-time attendees, and applicants presenting at their conference of choice. The application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2024. Please direct any questions to Dr. John Morelock at john.morelock@uga.edu.

Application link: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_06aG5mEihbzWuHQ

Research and Innovation Grants

The second round of applications for the EETI 2022-23 Research and Innovation Grants are open now! The purpose of these grants is to promote a thriving ecosystem of engineering education at UGA. This program is intended to support a diversity of research, instructional approaches, and other innovations that have the potential to improve the experience of teaching and learning engineering in our College.

All College of Engineering faculty are welcome to apply. For more details regarding the grants and how to apply, please follow the link below. The application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2024. Please direct any questions to Dr. John Morelock at john.morelock@uga.edu.

Solicitation: https://eeti.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/S24-Research_initiation_innovation_solicitation.pdf


If you would like to become a member of EETI to be featured on EETI’s website and receive notifications about events and opportunities, please apply here: https://eeti.uga.edu/eeti-membership/

Would you like to learn more about EETI?