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Long-Term Alumnus Performance and Evaluation after Graduation from a Distance Learning Hybrid Weekend Master’s Degree Program in Technology

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

TAC/ABET Related Outcome Based Assessment Methods and Models

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Engineering Technology

Page Count

22

Page Numbers

22.1022.1 - 22.1022.22

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https://peer.asee.org/18294

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41

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Mitchell L. Springer Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Dr. Mitchell L. Springer, P.M.P., S.P.H.R.

Dr. Springer is an Associate Professor in Technology Leadership & Innovation and currently serves as the Director of the Purdue University College of Technology, Academic Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR) located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He possesses over 30 years of theoretical and industry-based practical experience from four disciplines: Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Program Management and Human Resources. He sits on many university and community boards and advisory committees. Dr. Springer is internationally recognized, has authored numerous books and articles, and lectured on software development methodologies, management practices and program management. Dr. Springer received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, his M.B.A. and Doctorate in Adult and Community Education with a Cognate in Executive Development from Ball State University. He is certified as both a Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (S.P.H.R.).

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Mark T. Schuver Purdue University, West Lafayette, College of Technology

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Mark Schuver is the Associate Director of the Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR) in the College of Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is responsible for the development and administration of professional graduate degree (e.g. Weekend and Rolls-Royce Master’s Degree Programs), certificate and short course programs.

Prior to joining Purdue in 2002, Mark was employed by Caterpillar, Inc for 35 years with assignments in Product Design, Research and Development, Supplier Management, Quality Management, Logistics Management and various leadership positions. He holds an Associate Degree in Drafting Technology from North Iowa Area Community College (1967), a B.S. in Business Administration (1990) and M.S. in Management (1992) from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Mark is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and serves on the Executive Board of the Continuing Professional Development Division. He is also a member of College/Industry Partnerships, Engineering Technology and Graduate Studies Divisions of ASEE. Mark is a member of the National Collaborative Task Force for Engineering Education Reform and is a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager with the Institute of Supply Management (formerly NAPM).

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Michael J. Dyrenfurth Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Michael Dyrenfurth is professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation in the College of Technology at Purdue University. He is co-PI of two FIPSE-funded Atlantis projects promoting international exchange. He collaborates frequently with ProSTAR to deliver industry-oriented graduate programs to professionals in the field. Active in international aspects of the profession, he teaches and researches in the areas of technological innovation, technological literacy, and international dimensions of technological education.

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Long term Alumnus Performance and Evaluation after Graduation from aDistance Learning Hybrid Weekend Master’s Degree Program in Technology Dr. Mitchell L. Springer Associate Professor, Technology Leadership and Innovation Director, Academic Center for Professional Studies in Technology And Applied Research (ProSTAR) College of Technology Office: ENAD 105 400 Centennial Mall Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907-2016 Email: mlspring@purdue.edu Website: www.tech.purdue.edu/prostar Office: 765-496-2983 Cell: 260-403-6130 Professor Mark T. Schuver Director, Professional Education Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research Purdue University - College of Technology Office: ENAD 108 400 Centennial Mall Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907-2016 Email: mschuver@purdue.edu Website: www.tech.purdue.edu/prostar Office: 765-496-2094 Cell: 765-404-3550 FAX: 765-496-1583 Dr. Michael J. Dyrenfurth Professor, Industrial Technology College of Technology Purdue University 367 Knoy Hall, 401 N. Grant Street West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 496-6071 phone bertoline@purdue.edu Page 1 of 2Abstract –What is the long-term experience of Master’s degree graduates after completing an acceleratedweekend masters degree program? This presentation will share the results of a follow-up studyof nearly 300 business and industrial professionals who graduated from Purdue University’sProSTAR programs. The session will include description of the follow-up methodology as well asthe career experiences, advancement and salary implications of a graduate degree (MS) intechnology. Additionally, evaluative perspectives – generated in retrospect – will be shared, aswill be their implications and the continuous improvement process that incorporated suchfeedback into newer evolutions of the program. The presentation will also includeestablishment of the context for this evaluation and follow-up by means of benchmarking itagainst a previously reported study from 2002.Time will be allocated for interaction and audience questions. Page 2 of 2

Springer, M. L., & Schuver, M. T., & Dyrenfurth, M. J. (2011, June), Long-Term Alumnus Performance and Evaluation after Graduation from a Distance Learning Hybrid Weekend Master’s Degree Program in Technology Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18294

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