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Study of a Teaching Practicum in an engineering Ph.D. CurriculumAbstractThe xxxx School of Mechanical Engineering at xxxx requires all Ph.D. students tocomplete a Teaching Practicum course during their doctoral studies. Students workclosely with faculty mentors in teaching a course. While the focus of the class is onpedagogy, the goal is for students to find the experience useful regardless of whether theyare going into academia, industry, a research laboratory, or other career pursuits. Inaddition to issues dealing with teaching engineering, sessions are organized for careerplanning, success in both academia and industry, ethics, and basic counseling andmentoring skills. This paper is a study of the effectiveness of the Teaching Practicumexperience. Survey responses are analyzed from nearly 100 Ph.D. alumni for the periodfrom the summer of 1996 to the spring of 2009. The results show that the TeachingPracticum class is well received and valued. A retrospective look at the course andlessons learned are offered.
Whiteman, W. E., & Wepfer, W. J., & Donnell, J. A. (2011, June), Study of a Teaching Practicum in an engineering Ph.D. Curriculum Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18845
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