Schedule

Fall 2018 CEE300 Schedule

Class 1 –  Introduction to CEE300 (Plenary)

Objectives.

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Syllabus Lecture 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

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
How to Craft a Stellar LinkedIn Profile

CEE300 Communications Protocol

Lecture 2:
– LinkedIn and professional identity
– translating student experiences into professional strengths
Create LinkedIn profile and load the URL into CritViz

Class 3 –  Review LinkedIn Profiles with UGTAs (Plenary)

Objectives.

  • Survey a variety of LinkedIn profiles from current and former UGTAs

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Discussion, critique LinkedIn profiles in-class Critvitz LinkedIn profile critique assignment

Class 4 – DISC and Teamwork (Plenary)

Objectives.

  • Discuss personal communication style via DISC assessment in crystalknows.com
  • Enhance understanding of communication, teamwork and leadership.

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Teamwork & Motivation

Teaching Teamwork = Tacit Knowledge

Lecture 3:
– DISC and CrystalKnows and how to relate it to real life experiences
– hula hoop exercises
Individual DISC reflection essay
Critviz Quiz Review of Crystal Knows
DISC overview

Class 5 – Critique vs Criticism & Introduction to Engineering Economic Analysis

Objectives.

  • Learn the difference between critique and criticism
  • Understand peer review
  • Introduction to ‘Buy vs Lease’ team project (Cesek)

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Critique Versus Criticism
Peer Review in Learning & Writing
-Critique versus criticism lecture with videos and improv activities
– Cesek story of teamwork on ‘Buy vs Lease’
Critvitz LinkedIn profile critique assignment

Class 6 – Teamwork (Parallel)

Objectives.

  • Experience empathy
Learning Activities.
Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Review of Crystal Knows

DISC overview

Team Building Games

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?

If time allows, role play critique and criticism roles.

  1. good crit/receptive
  2. bad crit/receptive
  3. bad crit/defensive
  4. good crit/defensive
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 7 – Introduction to Management Plans (Plenary)

Objectives.

  • Organize successful teams for ‘Buy vs Lease’ assignment
  • Practice deliberate organizational decision-making
Learning Activities.
Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
How Does Your Organization Make Decisions?

Decide on a Management Model

Review improv experiences (Seager).

Introduction to ‘Buy vs Lease’ (Seager, Cesek)

Introduction to management and compensation (Seager).

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

Complete crits of teams and draft compensation plans.

Class 8 – Team Formation (parallel)
Report to parallel rooms (WHALL 167, 200 or PSH 331, 433) of your choice to propose and form teams in CritViz.

Class 9  – 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 Resources During Class Activities After 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 10 – 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 11 – Cash Flow Diagrams (plenary)

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After 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, 3) move money, 4) compare alternative.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 12 – 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 13 – Engineering Ethics (plenary – Seager in NYC)

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 Resources During Class Activities After 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 14 – 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 15 – Midterm Practice Exam (plenary)

Obejctives

  • 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 (cocepts and equations), application of the Fundamental Canons of Engineering Ethics, communications, and teamwork.

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After 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. Grade your practice midterm using the following solutions as your guide.

Economics

Class 16 – 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.

Class 17 – Leadership, Introduction to Buy vs Lease (plenary in LSE 106)

Objectives

  • Organize groups for Buy vs Lease assignment.
  • Understand trade offs and analysis of financial alternatives

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
What You Want and When You Don’t

Buy vs Lease Assignment Guide

Lecture 1 (25 minutes):
Intro to Buy vs LeaseLecture 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.

Cars:

Houses:

Class 18 – Management Plans, Communication for Leadership (plenary LSE 106)

Objectives

  • Understand and create a Management Plan
  • Understand the evaluation of performance in

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Performance Evaluation

Communicate as a Leader

Lecture 1 (25 minutes): Management plans & performance evaluation

Exercise (20 minutes) Practice PerfVal

Lecture 2 (25 Minutes): Offer/Invite/Request/Command

Moral Hazard, Moral Luck

Buy vs Lease:
Management Plan (in CritViz)

 

Class 19 – Workshop Management Plans (parallel)

Application. Working in teams of 3 or 4, complete and upload to CritViz a Management Plans for your Buy vs Lease teams.  Include an organization chart, job descriptions and brief biographies, communications plan (including protocols for communications, document sharing, and meetings tempo), performance evaluation process, and compensation plan.

Class 20 –  Inflation, and Leadership (cont.)

Objectives.

  • Understand inflation and its distributional wealth effects, including:
    • debtors vs lenders
    • construction and financing of civil engineering projects
    • geographic and intergenerational effects
  • Understand how responding to powerful requests

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
What is Inflation? (Where Does Money Come From?)

Real vs Effective Interest Rates (What Does Inflation Have to do With Civil Engineering?)

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

Lecture 1 (30 minutes):
Prices are the ratio of money supply to product demand and historical patterns of inflation.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.

How the Fed Makes You Rich, or Poor (The Geographic and Intergenerational Distribution Effects of Interest Rate Policy)

Problem set: Inflation (CritViz)

Topic selection: Buy vs Lease (CritViz)

Class 21 – Assessment & Application – Inflation, Workshop Buy vs Lease (parallel)

Assessment. Report to parallel rooms for collaborative work in the Inflation Problem Set.
Application. Working in your Buy vs. Lease groups, research Homes and Auto and pick a topic for your technical report.

Class 22 – Depreciation & Taxes, Leadership (continued) Assessment, Feedback, Application – Engineering Ethics

Objectives.

  • Understand the vocabulary and purpose of depreciation.
  • Be able to contrast the different methods of depreciation.
  • Obtain introduction to communicative strategies for maintaining collaborative relationships despite broken commitments.

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Understanding Depreciation & Taxes

What To Do When You Break A Commitment

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.Lecture 2 (35 minutes). Break Your Promise, Not Your Relationship.
Problem set: Depreciation

Class 22 – Depreciation & Taxes, Leadership (continued) Assessment, Feedback, Application – Engineering Ethics

Assessment. Report to parallel rooms for collaborative work on the Depreciation Problem Set.
Application.
Working in your Buy vs. Lease groups, construct cash flow diagrams for the alternatives under consideration in your technical report.

 

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Class 16 – Ethical Decision Making

Objectives.

  • Review ethical decision-making within Civil Engineering contexts
  • Learn to apply the Fundamental Canons of Engineering to CitiCorp

Learning Activities

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
 

Morality, Ethicality, Legality

Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– Legal/Ethical/MoralExercises based on Lecture 1 (40 minutes):
– Writing and Discussion –  List the fundamental cannons of engineering you believe William LeMessurier followed and broke?

Class 17 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Ethical Decision Making

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Feedback 1–Read Individual Essays (25 minutes):
– Students form groups of 3
– Students receive feedback from the group on individual essays on the Citicorp Case Study.
Application (50 minutes):
– Design challenge – Jury opinions on Citicorp Tower. Students will work in groups of three.
– Did LeMessurier conform to the fundamental canons or not? (500 words)
– Majority opinion and minority opinion if there are disagreements within the group, if the decision is unanimous then they must anticipate and refute the counter argument.

Class 18 – 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)

Learning Activities

Class 19 – Buy versus Lease – An Introduction

Objectives.

  • Understand the requirements of the Buy versus Lease assignment

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Introduce Buy vs Lease writing assignment.
Review expectations for the Buy vs Lease assignment. [Report structure, timelines, etc.]
Form groups of 4 students for assignment.
Continue working on Buy versus Lease assignment.

Class 20 – Choice between Alternatives – Part 1

Objectives.

  • Minimum attractive rate of return (MARR)
  • IRR versus MARR
  • Limitations of IRR
  • Present worth of net benefit (PWNB)

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
-Minimum attractive rate of return (MARR)
-IRR versus MARR
-Limitations of IRR
– Present worth of net benefit (PWNB)
Exercises based on Lecture 1 (40 minutes)
Problem Set

Class 21 – Choice between Alternatives – Part 2

Objectives.

  • Break-even analysis
  • Payback period
  • Limitations of breakeven analysis and payback period
  • Equivalent uniform annual cost (EUAC) and Equivalent uniform annual benefit (EUAB)
  • Impact of time frame of analysis on choice of alternatives

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– Break-even analysis
– Payback period
– create required accounts
– Limitations of breakeven analysis and payback period
– Equivalent uniform annual cost (EUAC) and Equivalent uniform annual benefit (EUAB)
– Impact of time frame of analysis on choice of alternatives
Exercises (40 minutes): Problems based on Lecture 1
Problem Set

Class 22 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Choice between Alternatives

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Assessment 1– Individual Quiz (20 minutes):
– In class graded quiz (CritViz) on the concepts covered in the lecture “Choice between Alternatives – Part 1 and 2”
Feedback 1 (20 minutes):
– Feedback on the individual quiz
Application (20 minutes):
– Design challenge on the concepts covered in the lecture “Choice between Alternatives – Part 1 and 2”. Students will work in groups of three.
Feedback 2 (20 minutes):
– One of the groups will present their recommendations for the design challenge

Class 23 – Depreciation and Taxes

Objectives.

  • What is depreciation
  • Straight line depreciation
  • Declining balance depreciation (DBD)
  • Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System Depreciation (MACRS)

Learning Activities.

Class 24 – Assessment, Feedback, Application – Depreciation and Taxes

Assessment, Feedback, Application Activities

Assessment 1– Individual Quiz (20 minutes):
– In class graded quiz (CritViz) on the concepts covered in the lecture “Depreciation and Taxes”
Feedback 1 (20 minutes):
– Feedback on the individual quiz
Application (20 minutes):
– Design challenge on the concepts covered in the lecture “Depreciation and Taxes”. Students will work in groups of three.
Feedback 2 (20 minutes):
– One of the groups will present their recommendations for the design challenge

Class 25 – Buy versus Lease – Work day

Objectives.

  • Work on the Buy versus Lease assignment

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Students will continue to work on the Buy versus Lease Assignment TBD

Class 26 – Seager Tank

Objectives.

  • Introduce Seager Tank assignment and expectations

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Lecture 1 (35 minutes):
– Introduce Seager Tank assignment and expectations
Exercises based on Lecture 1 (40 minutes):
– Students will form groups of 4 and start to work on the Seager Tank assignment
Continue working on the Seager Tank assignment

Class 27 – Seager Tank – Work day

Objectives.

  • Work on the Seager Tank assignment.

Learning Activities.

Before Class Resources During Class Activities After Class Assignments
TBD Students will continue to work on the Seager Tank assignment TBD

Class 28 – 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)

Class 29 – FINALS



 

Bonus Resources

Techniques for Self-Leadership (plenary LSE106)

Objectives

  • Understand the difference between thoughts and feelings, and the emotional obstacles to getting what we want.
Before Class Resources During Class Activities After 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 Resources During Class Activities After 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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