Professional Communication and a `Whole New Mind': Engaging with Ethics, Intellectual Property, Design, and Globalization

TitleProfessional Communication and a `Whole New Mind': Engaging with Ethics, Intellectual Property, Design, and Globalization
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBallentine, BD
JournalIEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Volume51
Issue3
Pagination328-340
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03611434
Accession Number34351180
KeywordsABET , ACCREDITATION , Assessment , COMMUNICATION , CREATIVE , Curricula , CURRICULUM , design , ENGINEERING , ethics , GLOBALIZATION , Intellectual , PROFESSIONALISM , RESPONSIBILITY
AbstractThis paper describes a new cross-curricular design for an engineering communication course based on four themes: (1) ethics, accountability, and professionalism; (2) intellectual property; (3) design, creativity, and invention; and (4) globalization. The course is a collaborative effort between an English department and a school of engineering designed to both improve curriculum and provide more assessment data for engineering accreditation. After going over the structure of the course, the paper details each theme, including their respective readings and assignments. The current version of the syllabus and reading list for this course are included in this paper.
NotesBallentine, Brian D. 1; Email Address: brian.ballentine@mail.wvu.edu; Affiliations: 1: English Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296 USA; Issue Info: Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p328; Thesaurus Term: COMMUNICATION; Thesaurus Term: ENGINEERING; Thesaurus Term: INTELLECTUAL property; Thesaurus Term: GLOBALIZATION; Subject Term: CURRICULA; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: RESPONSIBILITY; Subject Term: PROFESSIONALISM; Subject Term: CREATIVE ability; Author-Supplied Keyword: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; Author-Supplied Keyword: assessment; Author-Supplied Keyword: curriculum development; Author-Supplied Keyword: design; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering communication; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: globalization; Author-Supplied Keyword: intellectual property. ; Company/Entity: ABET Inc.; Number of Pages: 13p; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1109/tpc.2008.2001251
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