New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
New Engineering Educators
Although engineering and engineering technology (E and ET) programs are part of STEM, in many cases E and ET faculty have different academic backgrounds and job responsibilities compared to other branches of STEM. E and ET faculty often require industry experience with the highest academic degree, and have higher teaching and research loads. Faculty are required to do a number of things that graduate school and/or industry practice don’t teach them, such as planning and delivering courses effectively, designing and starting a research program to getting it funded, attracting and managing graduate students and undergraduate students, finding and working with appropriate faculty or industrial collaborators, writing assignments and tests that are both rigorous and fair, dealing with classroom management problems and students with a bewildering assortment of academic and personal problems, doing what it takes to learn about and integrate into the campus culture, and finding the time to do all that and still have a personal life (Adam et al. 2008, Felder et al. 2012; Kember and Kwan 2000). It becomes more challenging to get established when the department or the college does not have the adequate resources to support the new faculty, and lacks a formal faculty development and mentoring program on campus.
Banik, G. (2016, June), Strategies and Techniques for New Tenure-track Faculty to Become Successful in Academia Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25886
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