Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment - Western Washington University's Teaching and Learning Center

Engineering Ethical Decisions

Jeff Newcomer

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Jeff Newcomer, an Associate Professor in the Engineering Technology Department, collaborated with two colleagues, Kathy Kitto and Barbara Sylvester, to create an upper-division course in the engineering technology curriculum that combines writing with case studies featuring ethical dilemmas. Dr. Newcomer has enriched his students' engineering technology educations by featuring ethics-focused case studies in several of his lower-division technical courses. In this way, ethics has been embedded throughout the engineering technology curriculum.

Select the link to the Portfolio to read about their teaching strategies in their own words. To see how they infuse critical thinking into their course, select the link to Institutional Goals. Select Videos to watch videos featuring their reflections upon the teaching approach they use. The Videos pages require Version 9 of the Windows Media Player program if you are using Internet Explorer on a Windows-based computer, and Version 6.5 of the Quicktime plugin if you are using the Netscape web browser or are on a Mac.

Jeff Newcomer - Engineering Technology Department - Engineering Ethical Decisions