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The Virtual Workshop Series is a professional resource designed for early career faculty and graduate students.

Stayed tunned for information for the next session, January 2017: Outcome Based Learning.


Professional resource designed for early-career faculty and graduate students

The focus of this workshop is to specifically address how you can incorporate standards education into your classroom. This same workshop was run last year and proved very popular and valuable. This year the team has added a new session, the IEEE Standards University: Resources to Learn about Standards, to provide the most current information. The remaining sessions from last year will be shown again, as they remain very relevant. Each of the repeated sessions will be followed by a Q&A. 

Presenters include:

  • IEEE Standards University: Resources to learn about Standards - Jennifer McClain, Senior Manager, Standards Education & Business Development, IEEE Educational Activities, and Susan Tatiner, Director Standards Education Program, IEEE Standards Association
  • Standards Introduction and Overview: What are standards, how are they used, and why do students need to know about them? - Howard Wolfman, PE, Limispec Consulting
  • Standards Development: Understanding how and why standards are developed - Patricia Gerdon, Standards Education Manager, IEEE Standards Association
  • Practical Tips for Teaching Standards for Professors - Dr. James Irvine, Reader/Professor Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


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Why would you want to participate?

Through sessions devoted to developing a career plan, effective teaching, and conducting research, featuring an array of recognized experts in the field, participants will:

  • Acquire tips and guidance to put into action immediately
  • Gain the knowledge needed to develop critical competencies
  • Lean how to develop a five- to seven-year plan to support career advancement
  • Have an opportunity to get answers to career and professional-development questions
  • Expand a global network of colleagues and professional contacts 

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You can attend from your home or office. These mini-conferences make use of a new virtual platform that will also allow you to view sessions you might have missed at other times.


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Available on demand

  • "Standards Education," held 10 November 2016
  • "Town Hall with live Q&A," held 29 September 2016
  • "Creating a Research Program: A Global Prospective," held 16 December 2015
  • "Standards Education," held 18 November 2015
  • "Student Assessment," held 23 October 2015
  • "Creating a Research Program," held 12 December 2014
  • "Effective Teaching," held 18 September 2014
  • "Launching a Successful Career," held 15 November 2013

The above events can be viewed on demand by visiting the ECFD Virtual hosting website.

For more information, send an email to


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Future conference dates

January 2017


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