Schedule

Spring CEE300 Schedule

Class 1 –  Introduction to CEE300 (Plenary)

Objectives.

Learning Activities.

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
SyllabusLecture 1:
– demo websites (Box, Slack, Critviz, YouTube)
– demo dress code
– discuss communication protocol
– create required accounts
– Log into Critviz
– Create Slack profile
– Complete Box profile
– Subscribe to Instructor YouTube Channel
– Open LinkedIn account and connect with instructional team.

Class 2 – LinkedIn and Professional Identity (Plenary)

Objectives.

  • Discuss professional identity and LinkedIn (LinkedIn.com)
  • Enhance understanding of the relationship between social media and industry
  • Explore how to translate student experiences into work-related skills

Learning Activities

  • Survey a variety of LinkedIn profiles from current and former UGTAs
Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
How to Craft a Stellar LinkedIn Profile

 

CEE300 Communications Protocol

– LinkedIn and professional identity
– Discussion, critique LinkedIn profiles in-class
– translating student experiences into professional strengths

– CEE300 Comm Protocol

Create LinkedIn profile and load the URL into CritViz

Critvitz LinkedIn profile critique assignment

Quiz 1: Syllabus, Comm Protocol

 

Class 3 – DISC and Teamwork (Plenary)

Objectives.

  • Discuss personal communication style via DISC assessment in crystalknows.com
  • Enhance understanding of communication, teamwork and leadership.
  • Learn the difference between critique and criticism

Learning Activities.

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

Teaching Teamwork = Tacit Knowledge

Peer Review in Learning & Writing

Get to know your teammates (Seager)

DISC and CrystalKnows demo and how to relate it to real life experiences (Cesek)

Review of Crystal Knows

DISC overview & profile

Quiz 2: Teamwork, Peer Review, CrystalKnows/DISC

Class 4 – Critique vs Criticism, Teamwork (Plenary)

Objectives.

  •  Understand the difference between critique and criticism
 

Learning Activities.

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

Teamwork & Motivation

Critique Versus Criticism

Teamwork games (Seager)

Critique versus criticism lecture with videos and improv activities (Seager)

Role play critique and criticism roles (Seager)

  1. good crit/receptive
  2. bad crit/receptive
  3. bad crit/defensive
  4. good crit/defensive

Quiz 3: Critique vs Criticism, Team Motivation

DISC reflection essay

Class 5 – Teamwork (Parallel, Farmers Education building:
ED 202, ED 216, ED 220, ED 332)

Objectives.

  • Experience empathy
Learning Activities.

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

Teach Empathy to Build Teams

Working in parallel session rooms, create standing circles and perform Impro exercises:

 

  • Atoms (warmup)
  • Follow the Leader
  • Clap Circle
  • Blurt!

After each exercise, have a reflection discussion: What did you Think? Feel? Do?

Working in CritViz, write a 200 word essay on your experience of any of the games, using the discussion prompts from class, what did you:

 

  • Think?
  • Feel?
  • Do?

And how did that compare to your classmates?

Class 6 – Introduction to Management Plans (Plenary)

Objectives.

  • Organize teams
  • Practice deliberate organizational decision-making
Learning Activities.
 
Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

How Does Your Organization Make Decisions?

Decide on a Management Model

Review improv experiences (Seager).

Introduction to management and compensation (Seager).

Working in CritViz, form teams of four. Draft a compensation plan describing the decision-making processes that  govern allocation of 100 XP at the end of your team project.

Complete crits of teams and draft compensation plans.

Quiz 4: Decisions & Management

Class 7 – Team Formation (parallel)
Report to parallel rooms of your choice to propose and form teams in CritViz. Draft Management Plans.
 
Class 8  – Time Value of Money  (plenary)
 
Objectives.
  • Learn the meaning of discount rate, nominal, and effective interest rates
  • Apply these rates in finance calculations.
  • Calculate present value for perpetual payment streams
  • Use Rule of 72 to estimate doubling periods

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
Time is Money

 

Compound Interest is No Miracle: Nominal vs Effective Interest Rates

Lecture 1 (25 minutes):
– Why time is money: the further in the future it is, the less it appears to be worth.

 

Exercise (10 minutes):
– Working on the white boards in class
1. Plot the relationship between the present value of a $100 payment 10 years in the future, as a function of discount rate.
2. Plot effective interest rate versus compounding periods per year at 10% nominal interest.
3. Plot effective interest rate versus nominal interest rate for continuous compounding.

Lecture 2 (25 minutes)
– How interest rates work: nominal and effective.
Exercise (10 minutes)
– Working on the white boards in class, plot the effective interest rate as a function of compounding periods for a nominal rate of 12%.

Problem set on Crit Viz.

Class 9 – Time Value of Money problem set (parallel)

Assessment – Working in the groups of 4 you chose last week (or an approximation), complete the “Time Value of Money” problem set in CritViz.

Class 10 – Cash Flow Diagrams (plenary)

Objectives

  • Learn to construct cash flow diagrams from written descriptions
  • Understand net present value and internal rate of return as measures of financial comparison
  • Apply lessons from finance to analysis of engineering projects

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
What is the Rule of 72?

 

Profit Is Not Your Problem: Introduction to Cash Flow Diagrams, NPV & IRR

Engineering Finance: Tempe Streetcar vs. South Mountain Freeway

Lecture 1 (25 minutes):
– Decoding cash flow diagrams: 1) draw diagram, 2) pick point in time and the equation to use, 3) move money. (Repeat as necessary).

Exercise (15 minutes):
– Working on the white boards in class:
1. Draw cash flow diagram comparing two options for collecting lottery winnings.
2. Derive Rule of 72.
3. Derive present value for perpetual payments.

Lecture 2 (25 minutes)
– Comparison of alternatives using NPV and IRR.
Exercise (10 minutes)
– Compute the discount rate that makes the two lottery winnings options equivalent and make a recommendation to the lottery winner.

Design challenge on Crit Viz.

Class 11 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Cash Flow Diagrams (parallel)

Feedback on Engineering Finance (15 minutes)

  • What points stood out? (Triangle)
  • What made sense? (Squared)
  • What is still unclear? (Circling)

Application — Design Challenge: Tempe Streetcar vs S Mountain Freeway (60 minutes)
Working in your chosen groups of four, draw cash flow diagrams to evaluate the Tempe Streetcar and S. Mountain Freeway projects internal rates of return.  Write a brief report summarizing your findings and make a recommendation to the citizens of Tempe regarding the Streetcar project.

Class 12 – Engineering Ethics (plenary)

Objectives.

  • Gain an introduction to engineering ethics and the fundamental canons of engineering
  • Review the ethical responsibilities of the civil engineering profession
  • Learn to apply the Fundamental Canons of Engineering to case studies in engineering

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
Introduction to Civil Engineering

 

Professional Engineering Ethics (New Madrid Floodway)

Lecture 1 (40 minutes):
– What makes a profession? (Expertise, privilege, self-regulation, judgment, accountability)
– The Canons of engineering are part of self-regulation.

 

Exercises (15 minutes):
– Categorize the Canons into ethical responsibilities to the: 1) public, 2) clients, and 3) profession.

Lecture 2 (20 min)
– Reconciling conflicts between the Canons

The Disaster That Wasn’t: The Citicorp Tower case

 

Complete an individual analysis of LeMessurier’s actions during the Citicorp Tower repairs and judge his compliance with the Canons. (See CritViz).

Complete jury exercise in parallel session.

Engineering Ethics:
Trade Secrets

Problem Set on CritViz.

Class 13 – LeMessurier and the Citicorp Case Study (parallel)

Application – Meeting in groups of 5, compare individual judgments of LeMessurier actions during the Citicorp Crisis. Create a jury decision.  In the case of a unanimous decision, anticipate and refute counter arguments.  In the case of a split decision, describe both the majority and dissenting opinions. Upload to CritViz.

Class 14 – Midterm Practice Exam (plenary)

Objectives

  • Understand the difference between top and mediocre performance
  • Identify lingering misconceptions or points of confusion presenting obstacles to demonstrations of mastery of introductory engineering finance (concepts and equations), application of the Fundamental Canons of Engineering Ethics, communications, and teamwork.

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

Nominal vs Effective Rates

Present Value of Perpetual Payments and Savings Account Equivalence

Download the practice midterm from box.

Working individually in your seats, respond to the practice midterm questions. 

 

Class 15 – MIDTERM EXAM

Assessment – Report to your assigned examination room and complete the midterm exam. Please note that calculators, notes, books, and electronic devices of any kind are prohibited.  You must work individually, doing your own work without assistance from or communication with others.

Read Academic Grading is all Backasswards.

Class 16 – Leadership, Introduction to Buy vs Lease (parallel)

Objectives

  • Teamwork: Recognize emotional barriers to making requests
  • Understand trade offs in cash flow diagrams, and recognize these in automobile, housing, and electric power markets.

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

What You Want and When You Don’t

View story at Medium.com

Buy vs Lease Assignment Guide

Lecture 1 (25 minutes):
Intro to Buy vs Lease

Lecture 2 (25 Minutes):
Why is it so Hard to Ask for What You Want?

Exercise (20 minutes) Kid in a Candy Store

Read all of the following.

Autos/cars:

Houses:

Class 17 – Team Formation and Management Plans (parallel)

Application. Working in teams of 3 or 4, complete and upload to CritViz a Management Plan forming teams for your Buy vs Lease assignment.  Include the following in your Management Plan:

  • organization chart,
  • job descriptions and brief biographies including individual DISC profiles, and a team DISC chart
  • communications plan (including team communication protocol, document sharing protocol, and meeting tempo),
  • performance evaluation process, and
  • compensation plan (i.e., how will the 100XP available to the team be awarded after completion of the assignment?

Class 18 – Communication for Leadership (plenary)

Objectives

  • Introduction to performance evaluation
  • Recognize invite/request/command protocols

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

Communicate as a Leader

Performance Evaluation

Lecture 1 (30 Minutes): Offer/Invite/Request/Command

Lecture 2 (25 minutes): Performance evaluation & the downside of goals

Exercise (20 minutes) Practice PerfVal

Moral Hazard, Moral Luck

Buy vs Lease:
Management Plan (in CritViz)

Topic selection: Buy vs Lease (CritViz)

Class 19 –  Workshop Buy vs Lease (parallel)
Report to parallel rooms for collaborative work in your Buy vs. Lease groups.  Critique the Management Plans that have been assigned to your group.  Research Homes and Auto and Solar Panels and pick a topic for your technical report, using this assignment guide to inform your decision https://awsum.box.com/v/TechReportGuideCEE300Sp2019.

Class 20 – Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication (plenary)

Objectives.

  • Practice making and responding to powerful requests.

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

7 Different Ways to Say “No!” and 5-1/2 of Them are “Yes!”

Lecture 1 (60 minutes): Responding to powerful requests.

Activity: Improv responses to powerful requests.

Problem sets in Crit Viz

Class 21 – Leadership, cont. (plenary)

Application. Working in your Buy vs. Lease groups, construct cash flow diagrams for the alternatives under consideration in your technical report.

Assessment. Complete problem sets in Crit Viz for:
1) Leadership and Communication,
2) Inflation.

Class 22 – Introduction to Sensitivity Analysis, Leadership cont. (plenary)

Objectives.

  • Introduction to assumptions and sensitivity
  • Obtain introduction to communicative strategies for maintaining collaborative relationships despite broken commitments.

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

What To Do When You Break A Commitment

Lecture 1 (40 minutes): Breaking commitments, not relationships

Lecture 2 (25 minutes):
Check your assumptions with a sensitivity analysis.

Lecture 3 (10 minutes):
– Vid Prog Report prep

Upload video recordings to box and paste URL in Critviz. See Buy vs Lease video progress report assignment guide.

Progress Report Report
Crits

Class 23 – Progress Reports

Report to parallel sessions for collaborative work on Progress Report Videos.

Activity 1 (30 min) Working in your Buy vs Lease Tech Report groups, discuss and prepare the Progress Report Video presentations with group members.

Activity 2 (45 min) Live rehearsal of 5 minute Video Progress Reports in parallel rooms followed by a discussion/critique.

Class 24 – Introduction to Depreciation, Advanced Sensitivity Analyses (plenary)

Objectives.

  • Understand the vocabulary and purpose of depreciation, recognize and contrast different methods of depreciation.
  • Understand the distinction between problem solving and model building.
  • Design sensitivity analyses using independent and dependent variables.
    • 1 independent and 1 dependent
    • 2 independent and 1 dependent
    • 2 independent and 2 dependent

Learning Activities.

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

Understanding Depreciation & Taxes

Models vs. Solutions: Design of Sensitivity Analyses

 

 

Lecture 1 (10 minutes):
– Comparison on NPV and EUAC bases

Lecture 2 (40 minutes):
– Models vs Solutions & Sensitivity Analyses

Lecture 1 (25 minutes):
– What is depreciation?
– Straight line depreciation
– Declining balance depreciation (DDB)
– Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)

Exercises (15 minutes)
– Working at seats, place straight line, DDB, and MACRS on the same graph of book value vs time.

Problem set: Depreciation

Class 25 – Depreciation & Taxes, Buy vs Lease workshop
Working anywhere you choose, advance your Buy vs Lease technical report writing, and complete the Depreciation Problem Set.

Class 26 – Engineering Ethics (plenary) 

Objective

  • Prepare for FE-style multiple choice ethics questions and complex ethical conversations.

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
Moral Sensations (Moral vs Ethical vs Legal)

Lecture 1. FE-style ethics questions.

Exercise: Role play ethics case studies

 

Class 27 – Buy versus Lease Workshop (Parallel) 
Activity. Report to parallel rooms for collaborative work on the Buy versus Lease reports. Continue to research and draft reports. Utilize classroom TA’s for guidance and support on the Buy versus Lease report.

Class 28 – RFQ and Seager Tank (Plenary) 

Objectives.

  • Introduce Request for Qualifications
  • Introduce Seager Tank assignment and expectations

Learning Activities.

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
What Problem Are You Trying to Solve?Lecture 1 (35 min):
– Introduce Seager Tank assignment and expectationsExercises (40 min):
– Students will form groups of 4 and start to work on the Seager Tank assignment
Complete Seager Tank video pitch

Class 29 – Seager Tank – Workshop

Activity. Utilize class time to practice and record Seager Tank video. Videos will be due at 9PM the day of class.

Class 30 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Seager Tank Panel Day

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Application 1– Seager Tank – Presentations (45 minutes):
– The three student groups will each present their Seager Tank Assignment to the panel and the class (15 minutes per group)
Feedback 1 (30 minutes):
– The panel and class will provide feedback to the presenters (10 minutes per group

 

FINAL EXAM:

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BONUS RESOURCES

Leadership

Objectives.

  • Learn the difference between Leadership and Management.
  • Review and apply leadership as a solution of game-theoretic (Prisoner’s Dilemma)
  • Describe leadership as meaning-making (First Follower clip)
Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
Get More of What You Want (Less of What You Feel)

 

Manage Your Energy

Lecture 1 (25 minutes): getting what you want.Exercise (20 minutes): Parent & child in a toy store.

 

Lecture 2 (30 minutes):
– Allocate your energy, not your time.

What You Want and When You Don’t

Application
How do you choose to allocate your energy based on the importance of your tasks?

Important vs Urgent

Post it note, time vs energy exercise. Reflection essay on in-class exercise. (500 words minimum)

 

Learning Activities

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments

 

 

 

Exercises (10 minutes):
– Working on the board in class, plot real interest rates as a function of inflation for three different effective interest rates.

Lecture 2 (10 minutes)
– Inflation effects for debtors and lenders: negative real rates?

Lecture 3 (20 minutes):
– What is inflation?
– Inflation effects for debtors and lenders.

Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
Moral Sensations (Moral vs Ethical vs Legal)Culture Beats Strategy: Rules vs NormsLecture 1.
Legal vs Ethical vs Moral (Arreguin)
Lecture 2.
Rules vs. Norms (Arreguin)
Progress Report Report
Crits
  • Understand the difference between thoughts and feelings, and the emotional obstacles to getting what we want.
Before Class ResourcesDuring Class ActivitiesAfter Class Assignments
3 Problems for Which Leadership is the Solution
Lecture – Review before class resources material (10 minutes)
Assessment: In class game theory activity (Prisoner’s Dilemma)
Complete a Reflection essay based on the in-class activity in Critviz.  (400 word minimum)

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