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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

Fall 2022 Student Perspectives on Learning Since COVID-19

Spring 2022 Lightning Symposium– Computing Across the Curriculum

2022 Distinguished Spring Lecture– Dr. Alejandra Magana

2022 AE3 Celebration of Teaching

Spring 2022 Student/Alumni Panel: Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum

Additional Events

Other Recent AE3 Events

AE3 Upcoming Events

  • Fall 2022 Lightning Symposium: Student Learning and Growth in the Post-COVID-19 ClassromNovember 11, 2022

  • Student Perspectives on Learning Since COVID-19October 21, 2022

    Join us on Wednesday, October 26th at 3pm in 3101 LUMEB (Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building) as students share more about the residual impact of COVID-19 on their readiness to learn and comfort in classrooms and through interactions with their peers. Panelists will share some of their own experiences as learners, as well as stories […]

  • Summer 2022 AE3 Faculty Development SessionsJuly 29, 2022

      Please join us for our Summer 2022 AE3 Faculty Development Sessions.    Session 1: Designing Better Labs  Presenters: Rebecca Reck & Chris Schmitz Monday, August 8th from 10-11am  212 Engineering Hall In this session, we will cover some of the learning models that apply to labs, talk about designing a lab course and preparing […]

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