Engineering Faculty Videos

Engineering Faculty in the Classroom

At the University of Michigan, College of Engineering faculty uses a variety of techniques to engage students in their learning through the use of active learning and instructional technology. These videos showcase a few of our faculty teaching in large courses and discussing their teaching strategies and practices. For videos of engineering GSIs visit this page.

Perspectives on Teaching: A Faculty Panel

Valeria Bertacco (Computer Science and Engineering), Noel Perkins (Mechanical Engineering), and Branko Kerkez (Civil and Environmental Engineering) discuss teaching strategies and their approaches to handling various types of classrooms. Moderated by CRLT-Engin Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives, Gren Agresar.

Why use Active Learning (Part 1 of 2)

Noel Perkins, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, discusses why professors should consider incorporating more active learning into their classrooms.

Why use Active Learning (Part 2 of 2)

Noel Perkins, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, discusses how professors can incorporate 4 simple active learning tools into their classrooms to improve student engagement.

Teaching in a Flipped Classroom – An Introduction

Joanna Millunchick (former Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Materials Science and Engineering) and Dan Klionsky (Alexander G Ruthven Professor of Life Sciences, Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) discuss the numerous benefits both they and their students have experienced by implementing the flipped classroom model.

Flipping the Engineering Classroom

This video highlights Steve Skerlos, Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering, using the “flipped classroom” model in a sustainability graduate course.

Teaching Effectively Using Instructional Technology

This video highlights Lola Eniola-Adefeso, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering, teaching with a tablet PC and using clickers in a large lecture course (CHE 230, Introduction to Material and Energy Balances).

Engaging Students in Active Learning

This video highlights Jeff Ringenberg, Lecturer IV of Electrical Engineering emphasizing ‘big picture’ ideas, using active learning, and connecting concepts to the real world in order to engage students in a large lecture course (ENGR 101, Introduction to Computers and Programming).

Using Groups in Engineering Courses

This video highlights the way Steve Skerlos, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, creates, monitors, and leverages student teams/groups in a sustainability course.