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In this session, participants will consider best practices and generate practical advice for reviewing manuscripts in the field of engineering education research. After introductions and an overview of journal aims, scope, review criteria, and review processes, facilitators will form small groups that are diverse in terms of levels of reviewing experience. Each group will respond to discussion prompts, including questions about working with issues related to race, gender, sexual orientation, ageism, ableism, and other issues related to diversity. Groups will discuss various aspects of reviewing and conduct a mock review of a journal paper (abstract only). Each group will then develop a poster called “Advice for Reviewers” and present their posters, followed by a whole-group discussion. Workshop facilitators (journal editors) will synthesize the discussion and provide additional resources to help participants apply their newly acquired reviewing expertise to their own scholarship. Participants will be provided with instructions for signing up to review for engineering education research journals and also for accessing workshop materials and resources.
Lisa Benson is a professor of engineering and science education at Clemson University and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Engineering Education. Her research focuses on the interactions between student motivation and their learning experiences. Her projects include studies of student attitudes toward becoming engineers and scientists and their development of problem solving skills, self-regulated learning practices, and beliefs about knowledge in their field. She earned a B.S. in bioengineering (1978) from the University of Vermont, and M.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (2002) in bioengineering from Clemson University.
Nadia Kellam is an associate professor in the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.
Sarah Zappe is the director of assessment and instructional support at the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education at Penn State University.