The Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) offers programs for faculty that promote high-quality teaching and act as catalysts for innovation in education, particularly at the undergraduate level. AE3 quickly builds relationships with faculty upon joining The Grainger College of Engineering through our yearlong new faculty program. From there, we work to sustain and to expand faculty engagement in several communities of practice that encourage networking, shared learning, and collaborative production among tenure-line faculty, specialized faculty, and colleagues from across our campus. Through AE3’s support of these communities of practice, faculty advance new endeavors in teaching and learning that directly impact the student experience at Illinois and contribute to the field of engineering education, nationally and internationally.
“For the first time, I see us teaching like we do research: working collaboratively as faculty and feeding off each other’s excitement and knowledge to innovate in our courses.” —Matthew West, Associate Professor, Mechanical Science & Engineering
Recent AE3 Events
AE3’s Celebration of Teaching 2023
AE3 Spring 2023 Lightning Symposium- Enhancing Engineering Education Through Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM)
AE3 Spring 2023 Distinguished Lecture- Joe Le Doux, Ph.D.
Fall 2022 Student Perspectives on Learning Since COVID-19
Other Recent AE3 Events
Updates & Calendar
- AE3 Spring 2023 Lightning Symposium- Enhancing Engineering Education Through Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM)
- AE3’s Celebration of Teaching 2023
- AE3 Spring 2023 Lightning Symposium
- AE3 Spring 2023 Distinguished Lecture
- Fall 2022 Lightning Symposium: Student Learning and Growth in the Post-COVID-19 Classrom