June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
26.1016.1 - 26.1016.12
International Faculty Teaching Engineering at US Institutions: Challenges and OpportunitiesAbstractInternational instructors from all over the world seek teaching opportunities in engineering andengineering technology programs at United States (US) institutions. Many of them receive USgraduate degrees and some have previous overseas teaching experience.This paper discusses primarily the challenges and opportunities for instructors with internationalbackgrounds as they teach engineering or engineering technology at US institutions. The paperattempts to address issues related to diversity, teaching, communication, and student learning.The author shares his own experience and that of a sample of other international instructors whoare teaching engineering or engineering technology at US universities. In particular, diversityacross the curriculum and other activities, aimed at preparing students to function in diverseenvironments and in a globally connected and changing world, are presented and discussed. Thepaper provides suggestions and advice for success to new international faculty joining eithervisiting or tenure track positions in engineering or engineering technology programs.
Murad, M. M., & Samples, J. W. (2015, June), International Faculty Teaching Engineering at U.S. Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24353
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