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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, Professor, Mechanical Science & Engineering

Recent AE3 Events

2023 Faculty Forum: Generative AI

AE3 launched GATE grant program for advancement in education

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

Additional Events

Other Recent AE3 Events

AE3 Upcoming Events

  • 2023 Faculty Forum: Generative AIOctober 2, 2023

    2023 FACULTY FORUM: GENERATIVE AI Come ready to share your ideas, experiences, and questions! Monday, October 23rd at 12pm | Zoom  THEMES AND PRESENTERS: FACULTY PRODUCTIVITY | Abdu AlawiniTeaching Associate Professor | Computer Science INSTRUCTIONAL IMPACY AND STUDENT USAGE | Hadi MeidaniAssociate Professor | Civil & Environmental Engineering THE FUTURE OF GENERATIVE AI AND OUR […]

  • AE3’s Celebration of Teaching 2023March 28, 2023

    AE3’s Celebration of Teaching  2023 CELEBRATION OF TEACHING FULL PROGRAM Friday, April 14th, 2023, from 1pm-3pm 1306 Everitt Laboratory  Event highlights include: Light refreshments will be served during the event. 

  • AE3 Spring 2023 Lightning SymposiumMarch 28, 2023

    AE3 Spring 2023 Lightning Symposium ENHANCING ENGINEERING EDUCATION THROUGH ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET (EM) Thursday, April 6th at 10am In 4-minute lightning rounds, our colleagues will share how they have integrated the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network’s (KEEN) Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) into their courses to support student learning. Following the presentations, we will open the floor for questions […]

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