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Faculty Workshop 2010

February 4-6 - Tucson, Arizona


Workshop Objective






Thursday, February 4

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reception and Display of University of Minnesota-Developed Laboratories

Friday, February 5

8:00-9:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks - David Lilja, Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota

Importance of Reform in Electric Energy Systems Education

  • Terry Ericsen, ONR (Office of Naval Research)
  • Clark Gellings, EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)
  • Jim Soeder, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  • Lance PĂ©rez, NSF (National Science Foundation)


10:15-12:00 p.m.

Details of the Proposed Curriculum and University of Minnesota-Developed Laboratories



Pedagogy and Online Courses for Universities and Practicing Engineers

  • Active Student Learning: Allison Kipple, Northern Arizona University, Tamara Moore, University of Minnesota
  • Online Courses: Heather Dorr, University of Minnesota Pedagogy and Online Courses for Universities and Practicing Engineers



Open Discussion of UMN-Proposed Curriculum



Working Group Meetings

  • Curriculum Advisory Board: Nari Hingorani, Chair, Allison Kipple, Vice Chair, Northern Arizona University
  • ECE Dept Heads/Engineering Deans Working Group: Issa Batarseh, University of Central Florida



Saturday, February 6

8:00-9:45 a.m.

Need for Educational Reform and Discussion


10:15-12:00 p.m.

Reports of the Working Groups and Discussion



Designing 2nd Courses (Entry-Level Graduate Courses) in Power Systems, Power Electronics and Electric Drives, based on the UMN-Developed Undergraduate Curriculum



Summation and Action Plan to reach the ONR-Grant Goal of at least 175 Schools




Group Photo

These are pictures taken during the group photo session.