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Campus Representative Activities That Promote Engagement And Active Participation In Asee

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

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June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

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June 27, 2007



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Best Practices for Campus Representatives

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Campus Representatives

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12.337.1 - 12.337.10



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Charles McIntyre North Dakota State University

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Campus Representative Activities that Promote Engagement and Active Participation in ASEE Abstract

For the past several years, the author has been the recipient of several American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Campus Representative Awards, including, most faculty recruited and highest percentage of faculty recruited in the North Midwest Section. In 2006, the author received the Outstanding Zone Campus Representative Award (Zone III).

This paper describes some to the items and activities that the author has employed at both the campus level and the Section level related to the following key items: Recruitment of New Faculty. Retention of ASEE Members. Campus Rep Survey. Campus Rep Incentives Teaching Award Survey.

The ultimate goals of the above items are to increase “active” membership in ASEE, to improve the lines of communication between the Campus Reps and the local (institutional) ASEE members, and to solicit response from Section members related to ASEE activities.


One of the fundamental duties of any Campus Rep is to recruit new faculty (not restricted to only engineering faculty) for ASEE membership. The primary vehicle used by Campus Reps for recruiting new faculty is the Dean’s Program, which basically offers two (2) years of free membership in ASEE. Thus, recruiting new faculty by means of the Dean’s Program would seem to be a very simple and painless process. However, this is usually not the case. Campus Reps must exert some effort, sometimes great effort, in the recruiting process. As practiced by the author, the basic procedures for attaining one-hundred percent of new faculty recruits are outlined below.

1. Prior to the start of the Fall Semester, contact the Dean’s Office for a list of new engineering (or related field) faculty, including contact information.

2. During the first week or two of the semester, contact all new faculty via email, welcome them to campus, explain the benefits of ASEE membership, and invite them to participate in the Dean’s Program. Attach the Dean’s Program membership form to the email.

3. For non-respondents, follow up the initial email with a phone call or personal contact (or both).

4. Sometimes (often) second, third, and fourth email solicitations are needed.

5. If all else fails, schedule a meeting with the delinquent faculty members, bring hard copy of the application to their office, and compete the application, in person.

McIntyre, C. (2007, June), Campus Representative Activities That Promote Engagement And Active Participation In Asee Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--2212

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