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Master Mentors: The Process of Developing a Mentoring Model at Scale

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Faculty Development Lightning Talks

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Faculty Development Constituent Committee

Page Count

7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--33086

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https://peer.asee.org/33086

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Ann F. McKenna Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus

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Ann F. McKenna is a Professor in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Director of The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU she served as a program director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Undergraduate Education, and was on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. McKenna received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Jennifer M. Bekki Arizona State University

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Jennifer M. Bekki is an Associate Professor in The Polytechnic School within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Her research interests include topics related to engineering student persistence, STEM graduate students (particularly women), online learning, educational data mining, and the modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering and graduate degrees in Industrial Engineering, all from Arizona State University.

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Marcus Herrmann Arizona State University

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Mark Vincent Huerta Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus

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Mark Huerta is a PhD candidate in the Engineering Education Systems & Design program at Arizona State University (ASU). He earned his BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering, both from ASU. He is the Co-Founder & Chairman of 33 Buckets, a non-profit that provides sustainable clean water access in the developing world. Mark has experiences as a researcher, social
entrepreneur, engineer, teacher, and higher education program manager.

Mark’s research interests revolve around developing engineers capable of leading and enacting positive change on their communities. His research explores the topics of entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, well-being, leadership, interpersonal skills, and other 21st century competencies. Mark has experiences in teaching and mentoring engineering students in human-centered design, social entrepreneurship, humanitarian engineering, leadership, and
mindfulness.

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Rong Pan Arizona State University

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Dr. Rong Pan is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University in 2002. His research interests include failure time data analysis, design of experiments, multivariate statistical quality control, time series analysis and control. He is a senior member of ASQ, IISE and IEEE, and a member of INFORMS.

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Ram M. Pendyala Arizona State University

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Ram M. Pendyala is a Professor of Transportation Systems in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. His expertise lies in the study of human activity-travel behavior, sustainable mobility strategies, public transportation systems, and the land use, travel, energy, and air quality impacts of a wide range of transportation policies and technologies. Dr. Pendyala has conducted more than $9 million in sponsored research and published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Transportation, Transport Reviews, Journal of Choice Modeling, and Transportation Letters. He was the chair of the Travel Analysis Methods Section of the Transportation Research Board and the past chair of its Committee on Traveler Behavior and Values. He is also the past chair of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR). Dr. Pendyala has his PhD and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering with a specialization in transportation systems from the University of California at Davis. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras in Chennai, India.

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Haolin Zhu Arizona State University

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Dr. Haolin Zhu earned her BEng in Engineering Mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and her Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University, with a focus on computational solid mechanics. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Zhu joined Arizona State University as a full time Lecturer and became part of the freshman engineering education team in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. She currently holds the title of Senior Lecturer and is the recipient of the Fulton Outstanding Lecturer Award. She focuses on designing the curriculum and teaching in the freshman engineering program. She is also involved in the NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program, the ASU ProMod project, the Engineering Projects in Community Service program, the Engineering Futures program, the Global Freshman Academy, and the ASU Kern Project. Dr. Zhu also designs and teaches courses in mechanical engineering at ASU, including Mechanics of Materials, Mechanical Design, Mechanism Analysis and Design, Finite Element Analysis, etc. She was part of a team that designed a largely team and activity based online Introduction to Engineering course, as well as a team that developed a unique MOOC introduction to engineering course for the Global Freshman Academy. Her Ph.D. research focuses on multi-scale multiphase modeling and numerical analysis of coupled large viscoelastic deformation and fluid transport in swelling porous materials, but she is currently interested in various topics in the field of engineering education, such as innovative teaching pedagogies for increased retention and student motivation; innovations in non-traditional delivery methods, incorporation of the Entrepreneurial Mindset in the engineering curriculum and its impact.

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Abstract

Individuals who receive adequate mentoring are more likely to have greater job satisfaction, feel less isolated, and are less susceptible to stress and burnout. Despite the benefits of mentoring, there are few formal mentoring programs within higher education institutions and spare literature on the best practices for implementing mentorship programs in colleges of engineering. The purpose of this paper is to share the process of creating the “Master Mentor Model” initiative within an engineering college at a large, southwestern institution. The Master Mentor Model is currently being co-constructed collaboratively with input by engineering administration (dean and vice-deans), seven “master mentors” who represent their main academic units in the college, and several staff members. The primary goals of this initiative are (1) define a common set of expectations for mentoring across the college, (2) establish a process for the implementation of mentorship in each school, (3) develop formal milestones for measuring progress, and (4) document and evaluate mentoring activities. This paper will highlight details on the initial steps for developing the Master Mentor Model to meet these goals.

McKenna, A. F., & Bekki, J. M., & Herrmann, M., & Huerta, M. V., & Pan, R., & Pendyala, R. M., & Zhu, H. (2019, June), Master Mentors: The Process of Developing a Mentoring Model at Scale Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33086

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