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Faculty Technical Currency: 2013 Status Report on a National Survey of Engineering Technology FacultyFaculty professional development activities and technical currency play an important role inpromoting student learning and success. Especially for non-research (purely teaching)institutions that offer technology driven programs, one of the most important factorsdetermining student success is the technical currency of faculty members. The AccreditationBoard for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and regional accreditation bodies place strongemphasis on the technical currency of faculty, and require institutions to provide opportunitiesfor faculty to keep abreast of technological advancesThis paper presents the findings of a faculty survey conducted through the ASEE ETD listservwhich presently has a membership of more than 3000 faculty members and professionalsbelonging to more than 677 institutions. The intent of the survey was to gauge the status ofprofessional development activities vis-a-vis faculty technical currency at personal,departmental and institutional levels in the domains of engineering technology. The survey alsoexplores faculty input regarding the importance of technical currency and its relationship tostudent learning and success. The paper also compares the current status of faculty scholarshipvis-à-vis faculty technical currency to results obtained through earlier studies (2003 & 2007).
Khan, A. S., & Karim, A. (2014, June), Faculty Technical Currency and Professional Development: 2013 Status Report on a National Survey of Engineering Technology Faculty Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20489
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