Designing a process for department curricular reform Conference Paper uri icon


  • Given pressures from various directions to improve engineering education, department curricular renewal is an important and timely topic. Often, renewal efforts focus first upon content, e.g., What topics should be added? What topics should be revised? What topics should be removed? While content receives considerable attention, recent studies of curricular reform have suggested that increased attention to the process of curricular reform might lead to broader, deeper, and more lasting improvements. With these studies in mind, the Departments of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University Kingsville, and Prairie View A&M University, as they begin their journeys of curricular renewal, are constructing a process through which they hope to achieve sweeping and durable improvements. The paper reports on how well the process has been realized, how faculty members have responded to the initiatives, and how prospects for continued progress appear. American Society for Engineering Education, 2006.

published proceedings

  • ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Froyd, J., Layne, J., Yurttas, L., & Ford, D.

complete list of authors

  • Froyd, J||Layne, J||Yurttas, L||Ford, D

publication date

  • January 2006