BY JOSE QUIROGA
September 30, 2016
During August 2016, HEEAP offered its annual in-country workshop to the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), which took place in the city of Quy Nhon in Vietnam. This year’s theme was Quality Assurance and Curricular Innovation and was delivered by a team from ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering that included Kathy Wigal, Associate Director for Curricular Innovation; Brent Sebold, Director of the Fulton Schools Startup Center; and Scott Shrake, Director of Engineering Programs in Community Service (EPICS) program.
The five-day workshop was attended by more than 100 lecturers, quality assurance professionals and staff from HCMUT to explore topics in continuous improvement and different models to incorporate active and project-based learning activities inside and outside the classroom. The format of the workshop was designed with plenary sessions in the mornings, followed by concurrent tracks in the afternoons for more in-depth discussions on quality assurance and curricular innovation topics.
The quality assurance track, led by Wigal, included workshops on the use of tools for institutional assessment, and for the collection, analysis and evaluation of data for the continuous improvement process under ABET requirements. The curriculum innovation track was co-taught by Sebold and Shrake, and focused on developing a curricular ecosystem that provides students with multiple hands-on experiences involving industry and community based projects in sciences and engineering. Both sessions included interactive workshops where the participants were guided by the ASU experts to brainstorm and design their own processes and solutions.
For information on how HEEAP can help co-design and deliver a custom workshop in Vietnam, please contact us through our website at http://heeap.org.