Performance Indicators for the Assessment of Ethics Education in Engineering

Performance indicators are vital educational tools for programs, both in setting course objectives and helping students understand expectations of their learning. As such, performance indicators should be developed carefully and once assessed, the results should be reviewed to determine what actions should be taken to improve student learning. With emerging interest in the importance of ethics and ethical practice of engineering, this session focuses on a mature program’s experience with a case study of ethics introduction within an engineering curriculum. The session will delve into the mechanics of performance indicator development, best practices for their monitoring at varying stages of student development and faculty engagement strategies.