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Last approved: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:04:41 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
drucer
Robert
Druce
drucer@missouri.edu
573/882-9122
Dean of Engineering
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
palaniappank
Kannappan
Palaniappan
pal@missouri.edu
573/884-9266
Computer Science

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

ENGR
Electrical And Computer Engine (ECE)
Electrical And Computer Engine
4970W
3
 
30
Senior Capstone Design - WI
Group Design Projects. Design methodology, project management, development of specifications, examination of alternatives, preparation of proposal. Lectures on safety, ethics, professionalism, and economics. Oral and written reports. Not for graduate credit.
 
Lecture/Standard with Laboratory
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
ECE 3110 and senior standing. Restricted to Electrical and Computer Engineering students only or instructor's consent.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

drucer
Robert
Druce
drucer@missouri.edu
573/882-9122
Dean of Engineering
(numbers only)
NTT Assistant Professor
EBW room 125
Yes, in the last five years
 

The Campus Writing Program conducts a two-day faculty workshop to assist with the design and implementation of your writing intensive course. Once your course proposal has been approved by the Campus Writing Program, you will receive information on time, date and location of the workshop.
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Writing Intensive Course Information

ECE 4970 provides the senior Capstone design experience, incorporating project design, prototyping, testing, evaluation, demonstration, and documentation. Lectures on safety, ethics, professionalism, intellectual property and project and team dynamics assessment. Oral and written reports. Not for graduate credit. Graded A-F only. Writing Intensive.
The one change is to combine two papers into one. The current events paper and the ethics paper are combined into a current ethics question. I am planning to write on the ethics of self-driving cars for Spring 2017. There will be three drafts. The first draft will be unstructured (they can write whatever they think). The second draft will be structured with structured paragraphs, a thesis statement and references. The final draft will incorporate suggestions from the graders. All other assignments will remain the same.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

20
46
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Post-Graduation 5-Year Plan
* Encourage students to think about the next five years of their lives after they graduate from Mizzou. * Emphasize the need for continuing education * Contrive continuing education goals and a strategy for achieving those goals. * Encourage students to commit to the process of becoming a licensed professional engineer. * Encourage students to get into the habit of planning for the future and documenting that plan for future reference. Number of required drafts: One draft graded Credit/No Credit. Length: At least two pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, 1" margins on all sides. Persons to evaluate each draft: Instructor
Length of assignment:
2
Instructor
 
 
2

Capstone Design Project Formal
Project Scope Report (Group Collaboration) General. Each student is assigned to a three or four-person project group. Students within a given project group work collaboratively on their senior Capstone design project. At the beginning of the term the students in a given project group work collaboratively to create a "Project Scope" report that documents the scope, specifications, functional blocks, goals, constraints, assumptions, etc. for their senior Capstone design project. Purpose. To serve as a formal reference and specifications document against which the students design and build their respective contributions to the group's project. To formally document the scope of a project group's senior Capstone design project within an engineering group context. To demonstrate competence in the fields of Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering.

Workload Distribution. Each student is assigned ownership of specific sections of the "Project Scope" report. Each student shall contribute an approximately equal portion of writing workload for this report. The writing workload is managed via a writing workload estimation spreadsheet that identifies the written elements that shall comprise the Project Scope report, and an estimate of the writing effort for each written element.

Oversight. The course instructor and at least one assigned faculty adviser from the ECE Department provide guidance and feedback to the student regarding the content of this report.

Drafts. There are at least four drafts for this report.

Draft 1. The "Specifications" chapter and specifications-specific appendices are the focus of this draft. This information defines the engineering specifications for the proposed Capstone design project. This draft is due no later than the end of the second week of the term.

Draft 2. The "Goals" chapter and goals-specific appendices are the focus of this draft. Each project shall define at least one customer-centric SMART goal that defines a specific benefit the project shall provide the customer. Each project team shall define at least four engineering SMART goals. Each goal shall have a set of associated SMART objective statements that define the actions the group members will perform to achieve the stated goal. For each goal the groups shall define a) the measurable criteria for that goal, and b) how they will perform the measurement, and c) the PASS/FAIL criterion for the measurement. Samples of the measurement instruments (e.g., surveys, data collection sheets, etc.) shall be provided in the report's appendices. This draft is due no later than the end of the fourth week of the term.

Draft 3. Report refinement and the first round of project evaluation data are the focus of this draft. This draft is due no later than the third Friday before the end of the term (not counting Finals week).

Draft 4. This is the final draft version of the "Project Scope" report. Evaluation. All drafts are reviewed by one or more of the course instructor, the project adviser(s), and/or the teaching assistants. Final draft: Instructor and faculty adviser.
Length of assignment:
5
Instructor/TA
5
Instructor/TA
10

Capstone Design Project Formal Written Report
Personal Contributions Report General. Each student is assigned to a three or four-person project group. Students within a given project group work collaboratively on their senior Capstone design project. At the end of the semester, each student writes this "Personal Contributions" report, on their own, to document their personal contributions to their group's Capstone project. Purpose. To formally document a student's personal contributions to their group's senior Capstone design project. To demonstrate competence in the fields of Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering. Oversight. The course instructor and at least one assigned faculty adviser from the ECE Department provide guidance and feedback to the student regarding the content of this report. Drafts. At the discretion of the student's faculty adviser, the faculty adviser may require the student to submit one or more draft chapters from his/her project report to the faculty adviser throughout the term. A formal, complete draft report is delivered to both the course instructor and the student's faculty adviser approximately two weeks before the end of the term. This draft is typically 15+ pages in length. A revised formal draft of the report is delivered to both the course instructor and the faculty adviser at the end of the term. Evaluation. All drafts are reviewed by one or more of the course instructor, the project adviser(s), and/or the teaching assistants. Final draft: Instructor and faculty adviser.
Length of assignment:
15
Instructor
15
Instructor/Advisor
30

WI Assignment 1. Engineering Ethics in a Contemporary Setting
Explore and evaluate the ethics of an assigned, contemporary issue in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Content: Summarize the assigned engineering issue in your own words, and provide a thesis statement that summarizes a proposed course of action for resolving or mitigating the issue, and discuss and evaluate critically at least two different solutions to the assigned issue. The student must consider and apply standards of ethical conduct professional society and legislative to an instructor-assigned engineering ethics scenario. Each course of action must be defended using at a minimum professional codes of conduct from the applicable engineering society e.g., the IEEE Code of Ethics and/or Missouri state statutes that govern the conduct of licensed, professional engineers. Number of required drafts: One rough draft, one structured rough draft and a final draft. Length of each draft: At least six pages of text, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, 1" margins on all sides. Citations/References: Use IEEE style. Persons to evaluate each draft: Rough draft: Instructor. Final draft: Instructor or TA.
Length of assignment:
6
Instructor
6
Instructor/TA
12

WI Assignment 2. Informative Abstract and Introduction chapter for each student's Senior capstone project written report
Purpose: Informative Abstract. Write an informative abstract for the student's Capstone project formal written report that expresses the project's essence and objectives, and the student's own contributions to the project and his/her project results. Capstone project report Introduction chapter. Describe the proposed project succinctly and unambiguously. Identify and defend the perceived needs for this project. Identify the end users of this project the market. Peer-review exercise performed in class. Students will evaluate each other's work via an instructor-provided grading rubric. Students will evaluate the first drafts of the abstract and Introduction chapter writing assignments. Grading rubrics completed by the students during the peer-review exercise WILL NOT influence the grade the instructor assigns to each student's first draft or final draft submission of the abstract and introduction writing assignment. Completed peer-review rubrics with comments will be given to the paper's author as a form of feedback. Number of required drafts: One rough draft and a final draft. Length of each draft: Abstract: 200 words maximum, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, 1" margins on all sides. Introduction: At least two pages of text, double spaced, 12 pt. font, 1" margins on all sides. Citations/References: Use IEEE style.
Length of assignment:
2
Instructor/TA
2
Instructor/TA
4

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
30.00
Revisions:
28.00
58.00
Individual assignments:
Post-Graduation 5-Year Plan: 1 draft, approximately two pages
Engineering Ethics in a Contemporary Setting: 3 drafts, approximately 6 pages/draft
Individual Capstone report Abstract and Introduction: 2 drafts, approximately 2 pages/draft
Capstone individual final report: 2 drafts, approximately 20 pages/draft

Group assignments:
Capstone Scope/Specifications/Test Plan/Final Report: approximately 4 drafts of varying length throughout the semester as the project and report are developed. The final report will have 2 drafts of around 15 pages each.
Final Report Oral Presentation: an oral presentation of approximately 30 minutes presenting the content of the project. Each team member must make part of the presentation.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
Group assignments:
Capstone Scope/Specifications/Test Plan/Final Report: approximately 4 drafts of varying length throughout the semester as the project and report are developed. The final report will have 2 drafts of around 15 pages each.
Final Report Oral Presentation: an oral presentation of approximately 30 minutes presenting the content of the project. Each team member must make part of the presentation.

The first writing assignment " Engineering Ethics in a Contemporary Setting " requires the students to propose and critically analyze three or more suggested courses of action to resolve or mitigate an ethical question in an assigned contemporary engineering issue.
The two WI writing assignments are assigned sequentially, starting the second week of class. The students have approximately eight to ten days to write the first draft of each WI assignment. Approximately five days to write the second draft of the first WI assignment and approximately five days to write the final draft of the assignment. The students have approximately seven to ten days to complete their "5-Year Plan" writing assignment. This assignment is given immediately after the students submit the final draft of their first WI writing assignment, typically about eight weeks in to the semester. The students work on their capstone project formal written report throughout the entire term. Approximately four weeks prior to the start of finals week each capstone project group must demonstrate their completed project to the course instructor and the group's faculty advisors. Two weeks later, each group submits the third draft of their "Project Scope" report, and each student submits a first draft copy of their "Personal Contributions" report. These drafts are evaluated and commented on, and returned to the students approximately one week later. At the end of the term each project group submits a final copy of their "Project Scope" report, and each student submits a final draft copy of their "Personal Contributions" report.
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Grading Teaching Assistants (GTA) will preferably be native English-speaking students or students with which I have prior experience. GTAs must attend a CWP "TA Writing Intensive Workshop" with me prior to the term in which they will grade writing assignments. I will give them sample papers to grade to evaluate their English language, proofreading, and commenting/feedback skills. (This might be done more than once, until I am satisfied with the GTA's competence as a grader.) * The teaching assistant does assist in grading the first draft of the formal, written capstone project report. In this capacity, the teaching assistant performs a mechanical review of each report--e.g., verifying formatting, the required chapters/content are present, and so on. After the TA signs off on the report, the student submits the report to the course instructor and the student's faculty advisor for review.

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Administrative Information

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Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

11.1.16: Submitted on behalf of instructor
11.3.16: Updated multiple interpretations section as per instructor request.
Jonathan Cisco (CiscoJo) (Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:28:06 GMT): Approving on behalf of instructor.
Lina Trigos Carrillo (trigoscarrillol) (Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:54:32 GMT): Contacted instructor requesting information about the number of individual pages/group pages.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:04:31 GMT): I have added ECE 4970W, 01 and 01A to the Spring 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled the regular section of ECE 4970, 01 and 01A for Spring. The students enrolled in ECE 4970 have been moved to ECE 4970W
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