Division of Engineering Education

Established in 2007, USC Viterbi School’s Division of Engineering Education addresses various issues surrounding engineering education that impact all departments and programs in the USC Viterbi School.

The organization is comprised of jointly-appointed faculty from across the School and elsewhere in the University who focus a significant portion of their academic activities on engineering education at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. This vibrant and passionate body of faculty members serve as liaisons between the school’s academic departments, helping them implement innovative, school-wide initiatives to transform and enhance engineering education at USC.

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Main Goals
  • Constantly improve the USC Viterbi School’s curricula at levels.
  • Incorporate and refine the continuous improvement techniques promoted by ABET to ensure that the school’s undergraduate curricula support the program educational objectives and students outcomes identified by the academic departments with the aim to better educate and prepare students for their futures;
  • Address the needs of a large body of Master of Science students for whom this credential will serve as as a terminal professional degree, by guiding and assisting them in taking advantage of the opportunities provided by industry;
  • Strengthen doctoral education to prepare doctoral graduates for faculty positions;
  • Assist faculty members pursuing research funding for the implementation for school-wide and community programs in engineering education.

Inter-School Programs

Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation – Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)

The mission of EHR is to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels and in all settings (both formal and informal) in order to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of scientists, technicians, engineers, mathematicians and educators and a well-informed citizenry that have access to the ideas and tools of science and engineering. The purpose of these activities is to enhance the quality of life of all citizens and the health, prosperity, welfare and security of the nation. Funding Opportunities

U.S. Department of Education

ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Funding Opportunities

Grants.gov

The mission of grants.gov is to provide a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. Funding Opportunities

USC Viterbi School Division of Engineering Education Small Grant Request Form

In partnership with the Division of Engineering Education and the Dean’s Office, the Viterbi School has allocated a small pool of professional development funds in fiscal year 2017-2018 for full-time instructional faculty members. Faculty are invited to apply for a small grant in support of the following activities:

1. Teaching-oriented conference or workshop travel

2. Course development/equipment in support of engaged learning initiatives

The maximum amount allowable per individual in FY 2017-18 are $1,500. This fund is not available to support research and additional operational expenses. Download request form and instructions.

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