Asee peer logo

Faculty Reward System Reform: Beginning Phase Ii Revisiting The Need For University Change To Advance Professional Graduate Education For Engineering Practice And Technology Leadership

Download Paper |

Conference

2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Faculty Reward System Reform Duplicate Session

Page Count

6

Page Numbers

11.635.1 - 11.635.6

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/222

Download Count

15

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Dennis Depew Purdue University

visit author page

Dennis R. Depew is dean of the college of technology, Purdue University

visit author page

biography

Niaz Latif Purdue University

visit author page

Niaz Latif is professor and department head, department of industrial technology, college of technology at Purdue University

visit author page

biography

Gary Bertoline Purdue University

visit author page

Gary Bertoline is professor and associate vice president of information technology, Purdue University

visit author page

biography

Donald Keating University of South Carolina

visit author page

Donald A. Keating is assocaite professor of mechanical engineering, University of South Carolina, and chair Graduate Studies Division, e-officio member of the Corporate Members Council, and a director of the College Industry Partnership Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

visit author page

biography

Thomas Stanford University of South Carolina

visit author page

Thomas G. Stanford is assistant professor of chemical engineering, Univesity of South Carolina

visit author page

biography

Stephen Tricamo New Jersey Institute of Technology

visit author page

Stephen J. Tricamo is professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, and former dean of engineering and technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology

visit author page

biography

Duane Dunlap Western Carolina University

visit author page

Duane D. Dunlap is professor, director, Kimmel School of Construction Management, Engineering and Technology, and associate dean for the college of applied sciences at Western Carolina University, and program chair of the Graduate Studies Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

visit author page

biography

Albert McHenry Arizona State University

visit author page

Albert L. McHenry is dean of the college of technology and applied sciences at Arizona State University Polytechnic, and vice president of public affairs of the American Society for Engineering Education.

visit author page

biography

Harvey Palmer Rochester Institute of Technology

visit author page

Harvey Palmer is dean of the Kate Gleason college of engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

visit author page

biography

Eugene DeLoatch Morgan State University

visit author page

Eugene DeLoatch is dean, school of engineering, Morgan State University, and a past president of the American Society of Engineering Education

visit author page

biography

Ronald Bennett University of St. Thomas

visit author page

Ronald Bennett is dean of the school of engineering, University of St. Thomas, and immediate past chair and director of the Graduate Studies Division of the American Society for Engineering Education

visit author page

biography

Mohammad Noori California State Polytechnic University

visit author page

Mohamad Noori is dean of hte college of engineering, California State Polytechnic University

visit author page

biography

Jay Snellenberger Rolls-Royce

visit author page

Jay Snellenberger is senior manager, aftermarket support, control systems, Rolls-Royce Corporation, and past vice chair, Corporate Members Council and past chair College Industry Partnership Division of the American Society for Engineering Education

visit author page

biography

Samuel Truesdale Rolls-Royce

visit author page

Samuel L. Truesdale is manager of employee development, engineering business improvement organization, Rolls-Royce Corporation

visit author page

Download Paper |

Abstract
NOTE: The first page of text has been automatically extracted and included below in lieu of an abstract

Faculty Reward System Reform: Beginning Phase II – Revisiting the Need for University Change to Advance Professional Graduate Education for Engineering Practice and Technology Leadership

1. Introduction

This is the first of two papers prepared for a special invited panel session of the National Collaborative Task Force on Engineering Graduate Education Reform that is focusing one of its primary tasks on faculty reward system reform. Founded in 2000, the National Collaborative Task Force is an initiative of the ASEE-Graduate Studies Division, Corporate Members Council, and College Industry Partnership Division. The National Collaborative is comprised of leaders from industry, academia, and government all coming together to advance professional engineering graduate education for the advancement of engineering practice in the national interest to enhance U.S. competitiveness.

This paper provides an overview of the panel’s continued focus.1,2,3 It revisits the broad urgency for reform of faculty reward systems for professionally oriented, core faculty at the nation’s colleges of engineering and technology in order to advance professional engineering education for the practice of engineering and technology leadership in the national interest.

2. The Urgency of Professional Engineering Education Reform

As William Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering, pointed out in his main plenary address to the American Society for Engineering Education annual conference in 2002, there is urgency for engineering education reform to promote the nation’s technological welfare.4

As Wulf noted; this should be a watershed change to include curricula reform, process reform, and faculty reward reform. Whereas existing faculty reward systems are excellent for research- oriented faculty, they are insufficient for professionally oriented, core faculty at the nation’s schools of engineering and technology. As Wulf pointes out:

“In engineering education I think we have an additional problem, and that’s the one I want to emphasize. Recall, my definition of engineering is “design under constraint”. I believe that it’s a synthetic, highly creative activity.

Can you think of any other creative field on campus where the faculty are not expected to practice/perform? Art, music, drama? Even if you won’t buy that engineering is creative in the same way as art or music – performance oriented professions such as medicine and law expect their faculty to practice that profession. Can you imagine a medical school where the faculty was prohibited from practicing medicine?

Yet, not so in engineering.

Depew, D., & Latif, N., & Bertoline, G., & Keating, D., & Stanford, T., & Tricamo, S., & Dunlap, D., & McHenry, A., & Palmer, H., & DeLoatch, E., & Bennett, R., & Noori, M., & Snellenberger, J., & Truesdale, S. (2006, June), Faculty Reward System Reform: Beginning Phase Ii Revisiting The Need For University Change To Advance Professional Graduate Education For Engineering Practice And Technology Leadership Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/222

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2006 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015