Teaching Associate Professor, Director of Assessment and Evaluation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jenny Amos is a teaching associate professor in bioengineering and the director of evaluation and assessment/quality officer for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Amos performs research in global health, innovating medical devices and medical record systems for low-resource settings in Africa, as well as medical and engineering education. Amos is part of the Illinois NSF RED (Revolutionizing Engineering & Computer Science Departments) research team leading efforts to innovate assessment practices for engineering toward producing more holistic engineers. Amos has a decade’s worth of experience leading curriculum reform implementing robust assessment strategies at multiple institutions.
Engineering curricula often separate the technical knowledge that engineers possess from the social implications that their knowledge engages. However, recently, organizations like ABET and the National Academy of Engineers have begun to change this misconception through new outcomes and the socially-focused engineering grand challenges and calls for engineers to benefit humankind. In this session, Amos […]