Instruction and assessment of multidisciplinary teaming skills in senior design

Deanna P. Dannels, Paula Berardinelli, Chris M. Anson, Lisa Bullard, Naomi Kleid, Dave Kmiec, Steven Peretti

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Although numerous articles in engineering disciplines focus on incorporating communication into courses and curricula, minimal scholarship exists that addresses the specific instruction and assessment issues involved with multidisciplinary teaming competence. As multidisciplinary teams are increasingly being implemented in engineering industry and academic courses (specifically in senior design courses), it is critical to explore the strategies for instruction and assessment of multidisciplinary teams. This study does just that by describing a tri-phased instructional and assessment protocol for multidisciplinary teaming instruction. Additionally, this study presents preliminary assessment results that contributed to iterative redesign of this tri-phased protocol. Ultimately, the protocols presented in this study can be tailored for other institutions and further tested for effectiveness in building multidisciplinary teaming competence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5939-5946
Number of pages8
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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