In 2015, IUCEE with assistance of IGIP(International Society for Engineering Education), Austria has started certifying engineering faculty, IIEECP

The objective of the Certification is to provide engineering educators with the skills and tools to be effective teachers.

The IIEECP Program is offered in three Phases:

Phase I – PRE‐CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

This is a three‐day hands‐on face‐to‐face workshop by global experts in engineering education. It enables the participants to begin to comprehend the principles of learner‐centered teaching; to design or redesign a course and its elements, emphasizing learning outcomes; to develop different teaching and active learning strategies for implementation of these elements; to design formative and summative assessment tools and rubrics for outcomes assessment.

Phase II ‐ ON‐LINE MODULES

This component is delivered completely on‐line over a period of 12 weeks and consists of 6 modules. An e‐ platform is used for delivering course content along with assignments and discussions. This asynchronous format is supplemented by synchronous on‐line meetings of all participants and concerned faculty, once a week. The participants attend this phase while teaching at least one course and complete their practicum by implementing strategies learned in their respective classes, recording outcomes and preparing a personal teaching portfolio.
1. Principles of Effective Learner‐Centered Teaching
2. Planning and Designing / Redesigning a Course
3. Creating an Active and Dynamic Classroom
4. Fostering Collaborative Learning
5. Harnessing the Power of Technology
6. Effective Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Phase III – VALEDICTORY WORKSHOP

Participants who have completed Phase I and II preparing a Teaching Portfolio, including a one‐year plan of action for teaching/research and professional development, and make a Presentation based on their Teaching Portfolio in front of their peers.

IIEECP Certification Program has been offered since 2014 as follows:

Course ID Type Duration # Certified
NAT SP 15 National (first pilot) Aug 2014 ‐ May 2015 35
NAT SP 16 National (second pilot) Aug 2015 ‐ May 2016 29
INST SP 16 (VCE) Vardhaman CE, TS Dec 2015 ‐ May 2016 36
NAT FA 16 National July 2016 – Jan 2017 50
INST SP 17 (SREC) SR Engineering College, TS Dec 2016 ‐ Aug 2017 31*
INST SP 17 (SEC) Sphoorthy EC, TS Dec 2016 ‐ Aug 2017 34*
INST SP 17 (SVCET) SV College of E&T, AP Dec 2016 ‐ Aug 2017 29*
NAT SP 17 (sec 1) National Jan 2017 ‐ Aug 2017 43*
NAT SP 17 (sec 1) National Jan 2017 ‐ Aug 2017 40*

Since 2014 already 150 faculty have been certified from all over India and another 177 faculty are expected to complete by August 2017.

Faculty who have been certified have provided positive feedback regarding the impact of IIEECP Certification on their teaching.

Fees for IIEECP

  • The first pilot was offered free with support from Microsoft India
  • The second pilot was partially supported by Microsoft India and fees from participants
  • Subsequent offerings have been sustained by participant fees alone:
    1. Rs. 16,800 for all three Phases for participants from IUCEE Consortium Institutions and
    2. Rs. 21,800 for participants from non‐Consortium Institutions.
    3. Institutional Program is offered at additional charge.

Faculty

Dr. Veena Kumar
Professor
University of Maryland
University College, USA

Dr. Krishna Vedula
Professor and Dean
Emeritus
University of Massachusetts
Lowell, USA

Dr. S. D. Rajan
Professor
Arizona State University
USA

Dr. Claire Komives
Professor
San Jose State University
USA

Dr. Archana Mantri
Pro Vice Chancellor
Chitkara University
India

Dr. Stephanie Farrell
Professor
Rowan University
USA

Dr. Neeraj Buch
Professor and Assoc Dean
Michigan State University
USA

Dr. Prathiba Nagabhushan
Professor
Australian Catholic University
Australia

Dr. Sohum Sohoni
Associate Professor
Arizona State University
USA

Dr. Anil Kulkarni
Professor
Penn State University
USA

Dr. Sivakumar Krishnan
Education Specialist
India/USA

Mr. Tom Iwinski
E-Learning Specialist
Penn State University
USA