Process Dynamics and Controls
This course uses an open textbook from University of Michigan Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Controls.
The articles in the open textbook (wikibook) are all written by teams
of 3-4 senior chemical engineering students, and are peer-reviewed by
other members of the class. Using this approach, the faculty and
Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) teaching the course act as managing
editors, selecting broad threads for the text and suggesting references.
In contrast to other courses, the students take an active role in their
education by selecting which material in their assigned section is most
useful and decide on the presentation approach. Furthermore, students
create example problems that they present in poster sessions during
class to help the other students master the material.