Attitudes toward service learning in engineering: A comparative analysis between faculty and students

E. Heidi Bauer, Barbara Moskal, Joan Gosink, Jüan Lucena, David Munoz

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Abstract

Now entering its second year, the Humanitarian Engineering Program, which is sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation, at the Colorado School of Mines, is creating curriculum that will support engineering students in developing an understanding of their responsibility for solving humanitarian problems that exist throughout the world. As part of this effort, baseline data has been collected on both the faculty and student attitudes towards service activities using the "Community Service Attitudes Scale" which was developed and validated by Shiarella, McCarthy, and Tucker1. This paper uses this instrument to examine and compare the phase of development that faculty and students at the Colorado School of Mines have obtained with respect to service activities prior to the proposed intervention. During the fall of 2004, 78 students and 34 faculty responded to this assessment instrument. The results of this study suggest that the participating faculty were at a higher level of development with respect to service activities than were students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05
PagesF2F-9-F2F-14
StatePublished - 2005
EventFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2005Oct 22 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

ConferenceFrontiers in Education - 35th Annual Conference 2005, FIE' 05
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period10/19/0510/22/05

Keywords

  • Community service attitudes scale
  • Humanitarian engineering
  • Humanitarian engineering program
  • Phases of development

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