The HEEAP Program will focus on the development and advancement of interdisciplinary and applied engineering and vocational curriculum through instructional innovation and higher education transformation across the university enterprise. Our approach is to develop a consortia of academic, government and industry partners focused on the development and graduation of "work ready" students from Vietnamese Universities and Vocational Colleges. At the same time, we will collaborate with government and university leadership in Vietnam to trasnform higher education through leadership development and collaborations.
We will work with MOET, MOLISA, partner University leadership, and industry to develop approaches to prepare faculty to excel in teaching students to attain technical expertise, English, and the soft skills and competencies to succeed on a global engineering stage in the emerging Vietnamese high tech sector. Engineers today collaborate with designers, customers, suppliers and others, both locally and internationally. They work across geography in multi-disciplinary teams where English is the common language. They solve highly ambiguous problems, using complex data analysis tools and must understand how to interpret and communicate the outcomes of the data.
The HEEAP program will focus on developing engineering undergraduate and vocational program learning outcomes and instructional approaches and pedagogy through an innovative and advanced faculty development program. Although it is critical to advance the overarching approaches in Engineering Education (i.e. University Leadership/MOET/MOLISA Engagement), we see the faculty as the "Engines" to drive impactful outcomes as they are in the classroom and labs engaging and teaching the students. The underlying outcome is to prepare students through the most cutting-edge, gold standard applied and project based instructional approaches.
The overarching learning outcomes for the faculty development program include:
- Learn applied teaching strategies and approaches through innovative instructional methods.
- Design multidisciplinary curriculum approaches to prepare students to solve complex engineering problems.
- Develop a strong mathematical foundation to design engineering experiments and understand how to analyze and interpret data.
- Adapt project oriented approaches to instruction demonstrating application of new knowledge and achievement of learning outcomes.
- Learn the principles, applications, and importance of business communication, leadership, and role as a global engineer.
- Learn leadership approaches to be "engines" for curriculum and instructional transformation by demonstration of learning outcomes.
The outcome of the faculty development program goals will be linked and measured based on the following student desired learning outcomes, including:
- Apply creativity and innovation theories and methods to advance engineering outcomes.
- Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics to engineering problems.
- Design robust experiments to analyze and interpret data.
- Understand a system or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as design, economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- Ability to work in multidisciplinary project teams.
- Communicate effectively through English speaking, writing and presentation.
- Knowledge of contemporary issues and how engineering can impact these Grand Challenges in society.
- Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering application.
- Develop global knowledge and competencies to work in multicultural teams.
- Commitment to lifelong learning.