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Effective Instructional Practices for an Introductory Transportation Engineering Course

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Webinar Description
Teaching an introductory transportation engineering course to undergraduate students can present many challenges. Since such courses are typically required for all civil engineering undergraduates, students in the course collectively possess a varied range of interest in transportation. For many students, this will be the only transportation course ever taken. For others, this course will provide the foundation for future courses and career opportunities. Further, because this course is typically taught at the junior level, students may be more difficult to engage compared to those in senior level courses. In light of these challenges, it is important to employ innovative techniques to enhance student learning and provide effective engagement. This webinar will present instructional strategies to effectively engage students in an introductory transportation engineering university course. This will include a series of in-class activities that can be introduced in various transportation courses.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the value of pre-course surveys in learning about your students
  • Keep students engaged without homework or attendance
  • Develop relevant and fulfilling course projects
  • Demonstrate student knowledge of contemporary transportation issues in the U.S.
  • Facilitate more effective written and oral communication from students
  • Allow students to apply concepts from the curriculum to the real world. 


  • Eleni Christofa, Ph.D, Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Timothy J. Gates, Ph.D., P.E., Civil and Environmental EngineeringMichigan State University
No Charge
This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.0 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.