Salt Lake City, Utah
June 20, 2004
June 20, 2004
June 23, 2004
9.387.1 - 9.387.5
Session # 3448
Design, Development, and Delivery of Certificate Programs for Funding Opportunities and Industry Collaboration
Carol Considine, Paul Kauffmann
Old Dominion University, East Carolina University
Many engineering technology departments have four general areas that are used for evaluation of tenure and promotion. These areas include teaching, research and scholarly activities, service, and other professional activities. Although teaching is the primary mission in most engineering technology programs, external funding as part of the research area is playing a larger role in tenure decisions at many universities. Many faculty members in engineering technology programs come from an industrial background and do not have a specific research area of interest and contacts within the research community. These faculty members must look at other avenues to develop the external funding necessary for tenure.
Departments and faculty must think in an entrepreneurial way to consider and value all types of external funding options. One possibility that produces a wide range of ancillary benefits is continuing education programs. This paper describes a model that was developed for continuing education programs in an engineering technology department. It details the problems associated with the implementation of the model for the first series of courses and outlines future plans to implement additional course series.
The requirements for faculty in engineering technology programs are changing and external support requirements have become a key component in tenure decisions. Departments and faculty must think in an entrepreneurial way to consider and value all types of external funding options. One possibility that produces a wide range of ancillary benefits is continuing education programs. Our department has developed an agreement to design, develop, and deliver professional development and continuing education programs in the field of engineering, engineering technology and related disciplines. The certificate programs are based upon core courses in the existing engineering technology curriculums and thus do not require a great deal of faculty time to prepare.
These programs will help build and maintain relationships between engineering educators and industry in our region and facilitate keeping our faculty current in their teaching fields. Participants are typically employed in industry and interested in developing new skill sets or
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Considine, C., & Kauffmann, P. (2004, June), Design, Development, And Delivery Of Certificate Programs For Funding Opportunities And Industry Collaboration Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/13193
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