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Executing COE Faculty Development at the Intersection of a Strategic Plan and Faculty Well-being

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Faculty Development Medley

Tagged Topic

Faculty Development Constituency Committee

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18

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Christine S. Grant North Carolina State University

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Dr. Christine S. Grant joined the NC State faculty in 1989 after completing her M.S. and Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Sc.B. (Brown University) all in Chemical Engineering (ChE). One of less than 10 African-American women full ChE professors in the country, her research interests are in interfacial phenomena and recently biomedical systems. She is the first Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in NC State’s College of Engineering. Awards/service include 2015 AAAS Mentor Award, Fellow in American Institute of Chemical Engineers Board of Directors, NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring, Council for Chemical Research Diversity Award. She is the founding director of the Promoting Underrepresented Presence on Science and Engineering Faculties (PURPOSE) Institute”. A certified coach, Grant consults and empowers STEM individuals at all levels in the academy towards excellence in career and professional development. Her workshops on mentoring and academic career development for NSF ADVANCE programs at Purdue, Cornell, Texas A&M, University of Toledo, UVA, Prairie View A&M, and the ADVANCE Annual PI meetings promote STEM faculty development while providing diverse role models for students. She has mentored and empowered hundreds of faculty, students and postdocs.

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Barbara E. Smith North Carolina State University

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Barbara Smith joined NC State University as Assistant Director of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering in 2008. She has a background in business operations, investment portfolio and budget management as an assistant vice president at JP Morgan. Barbara also brings her training in education and experience in teaching and mentoring high school and undergraduate students to faculty advancement. She provides her knowledge and experience in the corporate sector as well as in education to the successful strategic planning and execution of the faculty development program.

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Louis A. Martin-Vega North Carolina State University

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Dr. Martin-Vega joined NC State University as its Dean of Engineering in 2006. He has also served as Dean of Engineering at USF in Tampa, Florida, as Chair of the Department of Industrial & Mfg Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, as the Lockheed Professor at Florida Institute of Technology, and as a tenured faculty member at the University of Florida and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. He has also held various positions at the National Science Foundation including Acting Head of its Engineering Directorate. He is currently Immediate Past President of ASEE and his research and teaching interests are in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, scheduling and logistics and engineering education.

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Matthew T. Stimpson North Carolina State University

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Matthew Stimpson is the Director of Assessment in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at NC State University.

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Abstract

Many colleges of engineering have strategic plans that capture the key aspects of their mission to promote excellence in the college. Often the college’s strategic plan is based loosely on the university level plan in terms of themes and overarching goals. Faculty have varying levels of input into and interaction with the execution of the strategic plan with the majority of their focus concentrating on the day-to-day operations of their research and academic programs. Faculty well-being surveys can also reflect the status of the faculty views on their collective experiences in an institution; some issues raised in these surveys can be addressed in targeted college of engineering faculty development initiatives.

This paper presents the process of an established college level faculty development initiative that compares the findings of a comprehensive faculty program survey targeting 300 faculty of all ranks with the results from a nationally utilized faculty well-being survey. The goal of the initiative was to integrate programmatic faculty feedback into a modified roadmap for increased effective faculty development and well-being. Against the backdrop of a strategic plan, a group of senior engineering faculty provided discipline specific insights to ensure programmatic development that will impact faculty at all ranks across the college. The incorporation of paradigm-shifting approaches to faculty mentoring and faculty peer coaching provide new mechanisms to meet the core principles articulated in the College of Engineering’s strategic plan.

Grant, C. S., & Smith, B. E., & Martin-Vega, L. A., & Stimpson, M. T. (2018, June), Executing COE Faculty Development at the Intersection of a Strategic Plan and Faculty Well-being Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30473

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