Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-79
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 20, 2015
Date of Second Reading: August 31, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering –The Polytechnic School– for the establishment of a graduate degree – Ph.D. in Engineering Education Systems and Design
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Engineering Education Systems and Design (EESD) is a transdisciplinary PhD program aimed at advancing understanding of the engineering education ecosystem. The goal of EESD is to enable long-lasting improvement of the learning process and infrastructure in engineering education at all levels by emphasizing the study of education as a complex ecosystem that takes into account the multiple inputs, outputs, and interactions within an educational setting.
The program will prepare students to critically analyze and conduct research in engineering education and will prepare students to take competitive positions in top-tier research institutions as exemplary scholars and teachers, and as leaders in engineering education in a variety of education settings (e.g. universities, science centers, government agencies, museums, industry professional development).