June 16, 2002
June 16, 2002
June 19, 2002
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INTEGRATING TEACHING, RESEARCH AND SERVICE TO DEVELOP SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
Albert Lozano-Nieto The Pennsylvania State University School of Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering P.O. Box PSU Lehman, PA 18627 Phone: (570) 675-9245 FAX: (570) 675-7713 email: AXL17@psu.edu
The publishing of scholarly work is one of the most critical elements at the time of evaluating the performance of a faculty member. Even disciplines and institutions that have not traditionally placed a strong emphasis on faculty publications, are increasingly requiring their faculty to publish scholarly work. This paper explores alternative ways of producing and publishing scholarly work in today’s academia, especially for faculty members in non-research institutions of appointments.
We can consider the publishing of scholarly work as a critical requirement for the tenure and promotion of tenure-track faculty members. Even for faculty members in non tenure-track positions, or those for which publications are not required, scholarly publications enhance the possibilities for advance and promotion within their institutions1 . New faculty members teaching in Engineering Technology (ET) programs as well as those teaching in Engineering programs in non-research institutions face less defined expectations on what is expected from them in the area of scholarly publications compared to faculty members in engineering programs 2 . Moreover, these requirements and expectations for these faculty members greatly vary between different institutions, making it more difficult to address them globally creating confusion to new faculty members as they have a less defined reference frame.
First, ET programs have different mission and goals than engineering programs, as ET programs are more focused on applications rather than basic research. This can be erroneously perceived as having fewer opportunities to develop scholarly publications. Secondly, the teaching load of ET faculty members is normally higher than engineering faculty, leaving them with less time to develop research agenda and publish scholarly work. Finally, because the vast majority of ET programs are offered at undergraduate level, ET faculty does not benefit from the interacting with graduate
“Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2002, American Society for Engineering Education”
Lozano, A. (2002, June), Integrating Teaching, Research, And Service To Develop Scholarly Publications Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10916
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