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The Asee Chemical Engineering Summer School For New Faculty

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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8.1102.1 - 8.1102.11



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H. Scott Fogler

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Michael Cutlip

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C. Stewart Slater

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Session 2793

The ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School for New Faculty - A Model for Other Disciplines to Consider

Michael B. Cutlip, H. Scott Fogler, and C. Stewart Slater

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut/ Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan / Department of Chemical Engineering, Rowan University


The Chemical Engineering Division (CHED) of the American Society for Engineering Education held the 13th in a series of Chemical Engineering Summer Schools during the summer of 2002 at the University of Colorado. This Summer School, which is currently offered every five years and dates back to 1931, is unique among the various engineering disciplines. It provides extensive educational resources to aid in the development of new faculty who have joined their departments since the previous Summer School. The Summer School was staffed by established faculty members, representatives from governmental agencies, and industrial participants. Each academic department in Chemical Engineering in the US was invited to send at least one new faculty member, preferably hired within the last five years. Support is typically obtained from government, foundations, and industry to defray most of the on-site expenses for participants. In the summer of 2002, some 160 young Chemical Engineering educators and about 50 Summer School faculty gathered in Boulder, Colorado for six days of plenary lectures, presentations, workshops, mentoring activities, poster presentations, and casual socializing among all participants. CD-ROM's and a web site were used to widely disseminate all the instructional materials from the Summer School to the academic community within Chemical Engineering.

This paper will provide an overview of the purpose, organization and operation of the Summer School. It is hoped that this paper/presentation will encourage other engineering disciplines to organize similar programs that will significantly contribute to the development of new faculty as they start their academic careers.


The Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE has organized 13 Summer Schools for Engineering Education since 1931. This is the only such Summer School that is regularly scheduled for the many disciplines within the fields of engineering. The Summer School is organized and conducted by dedicated faculty and industrial practitioners who recognize the critical need to assist the new faculty who are just beginning their academic careers. This activity is pursued with the hope that the truly significant benefits are enabled to our chemical engineering students and their educational programs and experiences. Proceeding of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Fogler, H. S., & Cutlip, M., & Slater, C. S. (2003, June), The Asee Chemical Engineering Summer School For New Faculty Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--11589

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