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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

2021 Spring Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Julie Martin (includes Q+A)

AE3’s Celebration of Teaching

Additional Events

All 2021 AE3 Events

Events Archive

AE3 Upcoming Events

  • LIGHTNING SYMPOSIUM Fall 2021: Stronger Together– Increasing Student Learning Through Collaborative ActivitiesNovember 8, 2021

    In 3-minute lightning rounds, our colleagues will share some of their best approaches to support meaningful collaborative learning opportunities for their students.  Following the presentations, we will open the floor for questions from attendees. Wednesday, November 10th @10am Presenters: Jared Bronski: Mathematics Liia Butler: Computer Science Jer-Chin (Luke) Chuang: Mathematics Jacob Henschen: Civil & Environmental […]

  • Event: Student Perspectives on Collaborative LearningOctober 14, 2021

    STUDENT PERSPECTIVES ON COLLABORATIVE LEARNING Thursday, Oct. 28th at 1pm Join us as five (5) undergraduate students share their perspectives on collaboratieve learing experiences, such as groupwork, labs, and team design projects In addition to providing their thoughts on a set of pre-determined questions, there will be time for questions from the audience. Location: 106B1 […]

  • SIIP Project Poster Session
    Summer 2021 Faculty Development WorkshopsJuly 8, 2021

     AE3 Summer 2021 Faculty Development Workshops AE3 is coordinating a series of faculty development workshops this July and August to prepare our colleagues for the unique teaching and learning experiences ahead in Fall 2021.  These one-hour workshops will focus on various instructional themes/topics and include at least two (2) presenters who will share specific experiences, […]

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