Julie Vale

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Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies Associate Professor College of Engineering and Physical Sciences School of Engineering Guelph, Ontario jvale@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 54863

Bio/Research

Dr. Vale’s primary research focus is on Engineering Education and Pedagogy. She has engaged in multiple projects in this area, including
- The development of a tool to assist instructors in building assessments that promote Problem Analysis skills
- Capstone Experiences and shared values ...


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Bio/Research

Dr. Vale’s primary research focus is on Engineering Education and Pedagogy. She has engaged in multiple projects in this area, including
- The development of a tool to assist instructors in building assessments that promote Problem Analysis skills
- Capstone Experiences and shared values and competencies across disciplines
- Improving engagement in large classes through the use of backchannel chat technology
- Use of Blended Learning tools to improve accessibility for long-distance students in traditionally delivered courses
- Improving metacognition and teaching threshold concepts in early analysis heavy core courses

Vale’s current research at the University of Guelph aims to improve the design and delivery of Engineering courses and assessments with the goal of helping students achieve the desired program outcomes. This research could have far-ranging benefits: by helping educators to better understand how to instill desired attributes in our Engineering students, those students will be better positioned to serve society in their capacity as professional Engineers.

Vale received her MaSc and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2004 and 2010 respectively. She joined the University of Guelph in 2012 and has taught numerous Engineering courses ranging from the first year to graduate courses and including topics such as linear algebra, electric circuits, control theory and design, and systems theory.


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