Corporate & University Relations Group

Transforming Undergraduate Education
in Engineering/Computer Science (TUEE)

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Corporate & University Relations Group (CURG) and its senior associates are solely dedicated to providing breakthrough systemic experiential learning solutions for the emerging national effort to Transform Undergraduate Education in Engineering/Computer Science (TUEE). The proposed TUEE Collaboratory model is a systemic student-centered active learning model that includes curricular design projects, a variety of co-curricular activities & events, student-centered diversity/equity/inclusion solutions and new standards for higher education/industry collaboration, applied across the entire undergraduate experience. The TUEE Comprehensive Pilot is a five-page overview of the entire two-year project. The Strategic Corporate Partner Investment Guidelines is a two-page description of suggested investment allocations to required projects and programs that would be developed throughout the AY 2024-2025 development phase prior to fully implementing the comprehensive transformation pilots in AY 2025-2026. Innovative Features of the model are also described.

Harvey Mudd College and Olin College of Engineering have been doing very well at student-centered, active project learning throughout the undergraduate experience for decades but they have a combined enrollment of only 1,400 students. As noted in the Innovative Features link above, The University would engage its own alumni as the source of practicing professionals to develop, then implement the proposed comprehensive TUEE Collaboratory model pilot through June 2026. Release of Phase I (industry input) in 2013 of the five-year multi-phase NSF-funded ASEE TUEE initiative stimulated an emerging national movement to transform undergraduate education in engineering. However, a viable transformation model that could be implemented throughout the undergraduate experience, especially at large universities, has failed to materialize.

The long-awaited option for a viable comprehensive model to begin Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering (TUEE) is now here, including at large universities. It is anticipated that two, possibly up to four, major, large universities will be selected in early June 2024, to begin preparing for full implementation of two scalable/sustainable regional pilots throughout the 2025-2026 academic year. Two regional California pilots are in the process of being established in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area. The model is designed to enable regional Collaboratories to be established across the nation within a few years. It seems unlikely for another comprehensive transformation model to be forthcoming in the foreseeable future, especially, at major large universities.

Please direct any inquiries and comments to Paul Jones. Currently I am especially interested in responses from 1) Deans (and direct reports) of Engineering/Computer Science from Universities in the Western, Mountain, and Southwestern states, 2) CTOs and Vice Presidents of major companies with headquarters and/or major operations in those same states.

Paul M. Jones
Corporate & University Relations Group
Interim Executive Director
TUEE Collaboratory
Transforming undergraduate education
in engineering/computer science (TUEE)

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