Issues Regarding Change in Engineering Education Conference Paper uri icon


  • As the scholarship of engineering education has advanced, it has confronted a number of challenges that come with working for change. As curriculum development is being addressed more systematically, the process of curricular change also needs to be addressed systematically in future initiatives in order to continue positive progress in student learning. The paper offers a seven-element framework for the process of curricular change: goals for change, objects for change, barriers to change, change mechanisms, models of change, change agents, and the role of faculty development. This paper examines what has been learned through engineering education initiatives and other related research. © 2006 IEEE.

name of conference

  • Proceedings. Frontiers in Education. 36th Annual Conference

published proceedings

  • Proceedings. Frontiers in Education. 36th Annual Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Froyd, J., Layne, J., & Watson, K

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Froyd, Jeffrey||Layne, Jean||Watson, Karan

publication date

  • January 2006