Undergraduate Program Evaluation & Renewal Projects

TitleEvaluating student outcomes in Chemical and Biological Engineering to ensure impactful program redesign
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
Dep't or UnitChemical and Biological Engineering
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2019
Project Summary

This project will produce a robust and thorough method of evaluating student achievement of program learning outcomes for the two programs in the department, Chemical Engineering (CHML) and Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE). The programs have been continually updated over the years to ensure the curriculum prepares students for future careers. Currently a more comprehensive program renewal project, undertaken by the department, is underway to prepare our graduates for new opportunities in emerging industries. A system is currently in place to measure program learning outcomes that students demonstrate in each year of our programs; student progress is tracked through indicators tied to all core program courses. This system, established to meet Engineers Canada guidelines, will be redesigned to allow for more efficient collection of reliable data and more thorough analysis of that data. The new system will lead to better understanding of how curriculum changes impact the competencies of CHBE/CHML students. It will provide the metrics needed to continually assess and enrich the programs and better assurance that program learning outcomes are met.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 1: Project TypeProgram Renewal
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorPeter Englezos
Year 1: Funded Amount69,976
Year 1: Project StatusActive
Year 1: Team Members

Peter Englezos, Professor / Head, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Louise Creagh, Senior Instructor / Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies / Chair, Curriculum Committee, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Jonathan Verrett, Instructor I, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Charles Haynes, Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science / Tier I Canada Research Chair in Biotechnology
Dusko Posarac, Senior Instructor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Bhushan Gopaluni, Professor / Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
Gabriel Potvin, Instructor I, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science / Chair, Vantage College Engineering
Jim Sibley, Director, Centre for Instructional Support, Faculty of Applied Science

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 2: Project TypeProgram Renewal
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorCharles Haynes
Year 2: Funded Amount59,726
Year 2: Team Members

Charles Haynes, Professor / Head, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Louise Creagh, Project Lead / Senior Instructor / Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies / Chair, Curriculum Committee, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Jonathan Verrett, Instructor I, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Dusko Posarac, Senior Instructor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Bhushan Gopaluni, Professor / Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
Gabriel Potvin, Instructor I, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science / Chair, Vantage College Engineering
Jim Sibley, Director, Centre for Instructional Support, Faculty of Applied Science

Year 3: Project YearYear 3
Year 3: Funding Year2021/2022
Year 3: Project TypeProgram Renewal
Year 3: Principal InvestigatorCharles Haynes
Year 3: Funded Amount47,438
Year 3: Team Members

Charles Haynes, Professor / Head, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Louise Creagh, Associate Professor of Teaching / Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies / Chair, Curriculum Committee, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Jonathan Verrett, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Dusko Posarac, Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Bhushan Gopaluni, Professor / Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
Gabriel Potvin, Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science / Vantage College Engineering
Jim Sibley, Director, Centre for Instructional Support, Faculty of Applied Science.