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Building an Academic Center Infrastructure for Professional Development

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Professional Development from a Distance

Tagged Division

Continuing Professional Development

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

22.300.1 - 22.300.8

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https://peer.asee.org/17581

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15

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Mitchell L. Springer Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Dr. Mitchell L. Springer, PMP, SPHR. Dr. Springer is an Associate Professor in Technology Leadership & Innovation and currently serves as the Director of the Purdue University College of Technology, Academic Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR) located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He possesses over 30 years of theoretical and industry-based practical experience from four disciplines: Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Program Management and Human Resources. He sits on many university and community boards and advisory committees. Dr. Springer is internationally recognized, has authored numerous books and articles, and lectured on software development methodologies, management practices and program management. Dr. Springer received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, his M.B.A. and Doctorate in Adult and Community Education with a Cognate in Executive Development from Ball State University. He is certified as both a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

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Gary R. Bertoline Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Mark T. Schuver Purdue University, College of Technology, West Lafayette

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Mark Schuver is the Associate Director of the Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR) in the College of Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is responsible for the development and administration of professional graduate degree (e.g. Weekend and Rolls-Royce Master’s Degree Programs), certificate and short course programs.

Prior to joining Purdue in 2002, Mark was employed by Caterpillar, Inc for 35 years with assignments in Product Design, Research and Development, Supplier Management, Quality Management, Logistics Management and various leadership positions. He holds an Associate Degree in Drafting Technology from North Iowa Area Community College (1967), a B.S. in Business Administration (1990) and M.S. in Management (1992) from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Mark is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and serves on the Executive Board of the Continuing Professional Development Division. He is also a member of College/Industry Partnerships, Engineering Technology and Graduate Studies Divisions of ASEE. Mark is a member of the National Collaborative Task Force for Engineering Education Reform and is a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager with the Institute of Supply Management (formerly NAPM).

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Abstract

Building an Academic Center Infrastructure for Professional Development Dr. Mitchell L. Springer Associate Professor, Technology Leadership and Innovation Director, Academic Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR) College of Technology Office: ENAD 105 400 Centennial Mall Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907-2016 Email: mlspring@purdue.edu Website: www.tech.purdue.edu/prostar Office: 765-496-2983 Cell: 260-403-6130 Dr. Gary R. Bertoline Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, College of Technology Distinguished Professor Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology Purdue University 461 Knoy Hall, 401 N. Grant Street West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 496-6071 phone bertoline@purdue.edu Professor Mark T. Schuver Director of Professional Education Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research Purdue University - College of Technology Office: ENAD 108 400 Centennial Mall Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907-2016 Email: mschuver@purdue.edu Website: www.tech.purdue.edu/prostar Office: 765-496-2094 Cell: 765-404-3550 FAX: 765-496-1583 Page 1 of 2Abstract:The Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR) wasapproved by Purdue University under the College of Technology as an academic Center inFebruary 2009. At that time, the underlying foundation for ProSTAR’s professional educationactivities was a Master’s degree with a primary focus in technology leadership and innovationskills including process improvement and quality management.This paper will address the many complex and potentially controversial aspects of designing andimplementing an infrastructure for an academic Center to centralize professional studies within amajor Tier 1 educational institution. Topics to be addressed are the creation of the underlyinginfrastructure, the alignment and implementation of a time-phased 18 month pro forma rollingfinancial budget, issues associated with course availability and ownership, trials and tribulationsof Master’s and PhD level program offerings, and, faculty availability. Page 2 of 2

Springer, M. L., & Bertoline, G. R., & Schuver, M. T. (2011, June), Building an Academic Center Infrastructure for Professional Development Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17581

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