Pamela D. Fisher

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The aggregate of individual faculty member accomplishmentsÐhowever well done or prolificÐ seldom fulfills all collective curricular and instructional obligations of an academic program or department. The purpose of this paper is to help those attempting reforms in undergraduate engineering education to better understand the array of systemic factors likely(More)
DOC Science Internal Series is a published record of scientific research carried out, or advice given, by Department of Conservation staff or external contractors funded by DOC. It comprises reports and short communications that are peer-reviewed. Individual contributions to the series are first released on the departmental website in pdf form. Hardcopy is(More)
During the year 2000, teams of field researchers from the Lab at Brown traveled to seven high schools in New England noted for their attempts to personalize learning for high school students. The research teams wanted to assemble a definition of ''personalized learning'' based on events occurring in a regular school day, aiming to assemble those events into(More)
 This paper examines the challenges and possible strategies for implementing continuous-quality-improvement processes in engineering service courses. We describe the process we have been using to review and revise course learning objectives through interactions with various constituent groups. We also describe our outcomes assessment process and the tools(More)
Engineering science core courses represent the initial exposure to engineering for many students and form the foundation for degree requirements for each undergraduate engineering major. This paper examines our strategies, progress and findings related to an important subset of the engineering science core courses, namely, engineering service courses. We(More)
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