ASEE Interim Report on Engineering Education Community Response to Pandemic & Racial Justice

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To help assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the engineering education community, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conducted a qualitative survey in June and July of more than 200 members, including faculty, administrators, and students. The work was funded by the National Science Foundation. Respondents were asked to reflect on their colleges’ initial response to the pandemic in March, how they felt in June having completed the semester, and their outlook for the fall. As the surveys were being prepared, a second national trauma occurred with the May 25, 2020 murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd.  ASEE developed another qualitative survey in early June asking respondents to reflect on their response to the Black Lives Matter and any plans or discussions at their institutions to address systemic and systematic racism on campus. Read the interim report; additional survey follow up of fall semester is planned.