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New Engineering Educators
Diversifying STEM faculty proves to be an increasing challenge for research universities. This conference paper will discuss the outcome of a future faculty discovery and development program. This program is a two-day program designed for underrepresented minorities (URM) doctoral and post-doctoral scholars interested in an academic career in engineering and within 1-2 years of seeking a faculty position. Participants experience structured presentations and discussions/dialogues with department chairs, deans, and early career faculty members. Participants are expected to gain greater awareness of how to navigate recruitment and interviews, cultures of research, teaching, mentoring, service, support opportunities, and tenure and promotion. The program also initiates early exploration and discussion of career prospects with school of engineering department chairs. The present study will discuss evaluation surveys from the first two years of the future faculty discovery and development program (2018, 18 participants, and 2019, 10 participants) and outcome/current placement of participants. The evaluation included feedback on workshops, content presented, impact on desire to transition into the professoriate, and impact on envisioning a successful career at the hosting university. This study will compare our future faculty development program with outcomes from other future faculty programs with intention to develop a conceptual framework to evaluate programmatic strategies with the targeted audiences.
Gau, D., & Sinex, D. C. E., & Besterfield-Sacre, M. E., & Abramowitch, S., & Wosu, S. N. (2020, June), Implementation of a Future Faculty Development Program: Impact and Evaluation of Years 1 & 2 Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34769
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