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 instructional consultant, Gren Agresar.
Why Use Active Learning (Part 1 of 2)
Noel Perkins, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, discusses why professors should consider incorporating more active learning into their classrooms.
How to Use Active Learning (Part 2 of 2)
Noel Perkins, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in 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 and Dan Klionsky 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, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, using the “flipped classroom” model in a sustainability graduate course.
Teaching Effectively Using Instructional Technology
This video highlights Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Associate Professor in 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 in 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 in Mechanical Engineering, creates, monitors, and leverage student teams/groups in a sustainability course.