Engagement changes the criteria for success from test grades to how well did you accomplish the client’s goals using available resources.
About the Fellow
- Director, Engineering Communications Program, College of Engineering
- Rick Evans’s faculty profile
- 2018-19, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning
- Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship; Education
One of the aims of engineering education is workplace-ready graduates who possess both technical expertise in their field and professionalism in communication, project management and resource oversight. With colleagues in the College of Engineering, Rick Evans is analyzing how well a hands-on social entrepreneurship project has helped students develop competencies associated with professional engineers. His assessment is based on the experiences of students in an engaged learning partnership with Fundación Chile and child-care nonprofit SOS Children’s Village. He is evaluating if students’ experience with business plans, market research and fundraising strategies for the nonprofit’s fledgling aquaculture business boosted their professional competencies.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell