Analysis of the First Ten Years of the Journal of Engineering Education



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    • Phillip C. Wankat is the Head of Interdisciplinary Engineering and the Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his BSChE from Purdue, his Ph.D. from Princeton University, and a MSED from Purdue. His technical research is in separation processes and he is interested in improving teaching and learning in engineering education. His contacts with JEE have been as an author, reviewer and dedicated reader.

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The analysis of the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE) is extended to the ten year period from 1993 through 2002. The most common keywords remain teaching, computers and design although “assessment” and “ABET” became popular from 1998 to 2002. The most cited reference and author are ABET Criterion 2000 and Richard Felder, respectively. The median number of JEE citations of articles published in JEE during 1993 and 1994 is one. The number of papers with financial support increased by over 80 percent. NSF is the dominant source of support. Comparing the second five-year period to the first five-year period, there were increases in the percentages of papers reporting data, doing assessment, and using educational or learning theories. These results are consistent with a journal that is becoming more research oriented.