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Last approved: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:54:23 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

winholtzr
Robert
Winholtz
Winholtz@missouri.edu
573/882-6322
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
solbrekkeng
Gary
Solbrekken
solbrekkeng@missouri.edu
573/882-5577
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
zhangyu
Yuwen
Zhang
zhangyu@missouri.edu
573/884-6936
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr

Term for Proposal

 
Fall 2017

Course Catalog Information

ENGR
Mechanical And Aerospace Engin (MAE)
Mechanical And Aerospace Engin
4800
4
 
30
Applied Thermal/Fluids Laboratory
Applied thermal and fluid systems, such as HVAC and psychometrics, will be introduced. Experiments conducted on thermal/fluid hardware components will be used to reinforce concepts.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
MAE 4300 with a C- or better. Restricted to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students only.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

solbrekkeng
Gary
Solbrekken
solbrekkeng@missouri.edu
573/882-5577
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
(numbers only)
NTT Associate Professor
E2412 Lafferre Hall
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

solbrekkeng
Gary
Solbrekken
solbrekkeng@missouri.edu
573/882-5577
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
(numbers only)
NTT Associate Professor
E3402 Lafferre Hall
Yes, but instructor doesn’t recall when or it has been longer than five years
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE) proposes to satisfy the campus requirements for six hours of writing intensive (WI) course credits for graduates with assignments distributed through its entire curriculum. The requirements will be met within eleven required courses taken by nearly all our graduates, the exceptions being transfer students who sometimes transfer in credit for one or more of these courses. Accommodation for these students meeting the campus WI requirements will be handled separately. Students will receive their WI credit in two courses near the end of the curriculum, MAE 4800 Thermo-fluids Laboratory and MAE 4980 Capstone Design.

The motivation for moving to a curriculum satisfying the campus WI degree requirements rather than through individual courses is twofold. First, the increase in our student population and corresponding large class size has made running a WI course difficult. Teaching Assistants in engineering are not experienced enough to be able to help much with large sized classes. By moving to a distributed curriculum satisfying the WI requirements, we better share the WI instruction with the whole MAE faculty rather than putting it on the few teaching the WI courses.

Secondly, a great deal of writing is inherent and present in our curriculum. This writing is primarily design project reports driven by our accrediting requirements through the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET wants to see design work throughout the curriculum. This is often best accomplished by open-ended design projects where students develop a design to satisfy requirements given for the project. The resulting design is usually summarized with a design report which utilizes the writing styles of the profession. Design projects are also consistent with “addressing a question for which there is more than one acceptable interpretation, explanation, analysis, or evaluation” one of the WI requirements, as will be discussed later.
No changes to curriculum
Face-to-face
Self paced?

95
95
Should this course be considered for funding?
No
Large Enrollment Courses:
We admit 100 students per semester to the curriculum. Not all complete the curriculum, thus we estimate 95 students in a course. We have distributed the WI requirements for 6 hours of WI credit among eleven courses so that any one faculty member has a reasonable amount of WI instruction and grading to do.
Each course with WI assignments will have them examined by the course instructor.
Little involvement of GTA in grading WI work.

Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
G1. Design Project Memo, MAE 3100
Present solution to a design problem in Computational Methods for Engineering Design. 2-student groups.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
 
 
165

G2. Engineering Report, MAE 3200, revised
Present solution to an engineering problem in Engineering Materials. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
660
Instructor
1320

G3. Design Project Report, MAE 3400
Present solution to an engineering problem in Fluid Mechanics. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G4. Design Project Report, MAE 3600
Present solution to an engineering problem in Dynamic Systems and Control. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G5. Lab Report, MAE 3800
Present laboratory measurement results and discuss meaning in Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory. 3-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G6. Design Project Report, MAE 3900
Present solution to an engineering design problem in Mechanism Design. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G7. Design Project Report, MAE 4300
Present solution to an engineering design problem in Heat Transfer. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G8. Design Project Report, MAE 4500
Present solution to an engineering design problem in Manufacturing Methods. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G9. Lab Report 1, MAE 4800, revised
Present laboratory measurement results and discuss meaning in Applied Thermal/Fluids Laboratory. 3-student groups.
Length of assignment:
2211
Instructor
2211
Instructor
4422

G10. Lab Report 2, MAE 4800
Present laboratory measurement results and discuss meaning in Applied Thermal/Fluids Laboratory. 3-student groups.
Length of assignment:
2211
Instructor
 
 
2211

G11. Lab Report 3, MAE 4800
Present laboratory measurement results and discuss meaning in Applied Thermal/Fluids Laboratory. 3-student groups.
Length of assignment:
2211
Instructor
 
 
2211

G12. Engineering Report 1, MAE 4900
Present solution to an engineering problem in Machine Element Design. 3-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G13. Engineering Report 2, MAE 4900
Present solution to an engineering problem in Machine Element Design. 3-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G14. Engineering Report 3, MAE 4900
Present solution to an engineering problem in Machine Element Design. 3-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G15. Engineering Report 4, MAE 4900
Present solution to an engineering problem in Machine Element Design. 3-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G16. Bi-weekly Report-Need for Design, MAE 4980, Revised
Progress report to keep students on track. Will later be incorporated into final report for semester-long capstone design project. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
132
Instructor
 
 
132

G17. Bi-weekly Report-Quantification of Objective, MAE 4980, Revised
Progress report to keep students on track. Will later be incorporated into final report for semester-long capstone design project. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
330
Instructor
 
 
330

G18. Bi-weekly Report-Generate and Select Concepts, MAE 4980, Revised
Progress report to keep students on track. Will later be incorporated into final report for semester-long capstone design project. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
330
Instructor
 
 
330

G19. Bi-weekly Report-Project Planning, MAE 4980, Revised
Progress report to keep students on track. Will later be incorporated into final report for semester-long capstone design project. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
330
Instructor
 
 
330

G20. Bi-weekly Report-Draft of Final Report, MAE 4980, Revised
Progress report to keep students on track. Will later be incorporated into final report for semester-long capstone design project. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
1320
Instructor
 
 
1320

G21. Bi-weekly Report-Engineering Analysis, MAE 4980, Revised
Progress report to keep students on track. Will later be incorporated into final report for semester-long capstone design project. 5-student groups.
Length of assignment:
660
Instructor
 
 
660

G22. Bi-weekly Report-Final Design Report, MAE 4980, Revised
Final Capstone Design Project Report giving details of semester-long project integrating and revising previous bi-weekly reports into final report.
Length of assignment:
0
Instructor
1650
Instructor
1650

I1. Microtheme, MAE 3100, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for Computational Methods for Engineering Design. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

I2. Microtheme, MAE 3200, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for Engineering Materials. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

I3. Microtheme, MAE 3400, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for Fluid Mechanics. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

I4. Microtheme, MAE 3600, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for System Dynamics and Control. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

I5. Lab Memo 1, MAE 3800
Present laboratory measurement results and discuss meaning in Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory. Individually done
Length of assignment:
990
TA/Instructor
 
 
990

I6. Lab Memo 2, MAE 3800
Present laboratory measurement results and discuss meaning in Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory. Individually done
Length of assignment:
990
TA/Instructor
 
 
990

I7. Lab Memo 3, MAE 3800
Present laboratory measurement results and discuss meaning in Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory. Individually done
Length of assignment:
990
TA/Instructor
 
 
990

I8. Microtheme, MAE 3800, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

I9. Microtheme, MAE 3900, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for Mechanism Design. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

I10. Microtheme, MAE 4300, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for Heat Transfer. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

I11. Microtheme, MAE 4500, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for Manufacturing Methods. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

I12. Microtheme, MAE 4900, revised
Microtheme addressing a question for Machine Element Design. Individually done.
Length of assignment:
165
Instructor
165
Instructor
330

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
65.50
Revisions:
18.20
83.70
Assignments consist of the following types:
Design Project Report/Memo
Engineering Report
Bi-Weekly Reports
Lab Report/Memo
Microtheme

Design Project and Engineering Reports are written summaries of the results of students’ work on an assigned project. They will introduce the problem assigned, outline the solution methods, present and discuss the final results, and make recommendations based on the results. These problems are usually open-ended, meaning they do not have a unique solution and solutions are iteratively improved. Several different solutions are possible and the students must explain how they arrived at their solution and justify it. The students work in groups and should learn to be part of a team in solving problems. The engineering accrediting body, ABET, wants to see open-ended problems and teamwork throughout the curriculum and group projects like those discussed here are a good way of doing this.
• Students learn to establish context and background for presenting their problem and solution.
• They must present their analysis in a concise and accurate manner.
• They must then discuss and elaborate on their solution explaining its advantages, disadvantages, and why it was chosen over other solutions.

An example from MAE 3200 Engineering Materials would be to ask the students to design a test to prove that a pressure vessel for an aerospace application can survive 10,000 pressurization cycles without fatigue failure. The report will explain the test procedure and how it provides proof that the vessel is safe from fatigue failure in the designated lifetime. An example from MAE 3900 Mechanism Design would be to ask students to design a mechanism that will make a metal Truman the Tiger statue raise his arms signaling a touchdown when a crank is turned on his back.

Memos are shorter versions of reports with simpler formatting. The problems will be smaller in scope and take less time to complete. Instead of being a full report, the students’ solution will be in the form of a technical memorandum that gives their solution. This is a commonly written document in the discipline.

Lab Reports and Memos are reports of experiments performed in laboratory classes. They help students learn how to properly report experimental data in various forms such as tables and graphs. Students must also report the analysis done on the raw data and then draw the proper conclusions from the data.

Bi-weekly Reports used in the capstone course are draft sections of the large final report for a semester-long project. They are used to keep the students on track and focus on different aspects of a large project through the course of the semester. They are later incorporated, with revision, into the final capstone project report.

Microthemes are short (one-half to one page) written responses to a question posed by the course instructor relevant to the material being covered. They will force students to contemplate a theory or principle. Microthemes will allow an instructor to get beyond teaching how to compute something and encourage students to deal with what a calculation means, its consequences and ramifications. An example microtheme in MAE 3200 would be to ask students to compare and contrast the use of the concept of stiffness in describing a material and its properties and in describing a component and its properties.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
 
Another ABET requirement is that our graduates demonstrate the ability to work in teams or groups as this is the most common way of working in the profession. Thus we have a large number of group projects. To evaluate individual student’s contributions to the group writing projects, a form will be used asking students to evaluate each other’s’ contributions and leaving room for instructor evaluation as well.
Two of the revised assignments are an Engineering Report in MAE 3200 Engineering Materials and the Capstone Design Report in MAE 4980 Senior Capstone Design. Both of these assignments deal with engineering problems for which there are not unique solutions. Students must explain the methods or choices they have made and justify them. These problems are open-ended and have multiple solutions. Solutions must balance competing constraints. Students must explain the choices they make in satisfying constraints. In the capstone course, in particular, students will be working on a problem that has not previously been solved, a new engineering design. An example would be that a design is desired to be strong, light, and inexpensive. In most cases only two of these qualities can be achieved in a single design.
Instead of being distributed through a semester, the writing is distributed among five or more semesters of the students’ work on a Mechanical Engineering degree.
30
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It will vary by course. Typically exams, quizzes, and homework scores.
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Administrative Information

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Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

The eleven courses selected were chosen because they are not commonly transferred from another institution in which case they would lack the approved WI component. For the cases where a student wants to transfer one of these courses, if the course otherwise fits for transfer but only lacks the WI assignments, we will allow the student to complete just the WI assignments as listed in Table 1 and have one of the faculty verify that it meets the requirements and provide feedback for revision as needed. Courses with a larger amount of writing such as the MAE 4980 Senior Capstone Design, MAE 3800 Instruments and Measurements Laboratory, and MAE 4800 Thermo-fluids Laboratory would be suitable for transfer credit in only the most unusual of circumstances. Students transferring with an Associate or Bachelor of Arts degree from a Missouri institution are eligible for one WI course credit in transferring. In these cases we will allow up to five of the courses with a WI curriculum component to be transferred without making up the WI assignments.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:54:15 GMT): MAE 4800W, 01 has been added to the Fall 2017 schedule of classes and cancelled MAE 4800, 01 for Fall
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