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The Attributes of a Global Engineer: International Faculty Development Considerations

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2012 ASEE International Forum

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San Antonio, Texas

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June 9, 2012

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June 9, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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Industry Lead Interactive Session - Presented by IUPUI

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IUPUI - Industry Lead Interactive Session

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2

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17.46.1 - 17.46.2

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https://peer.asee.org/17061

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Stephen Hundley Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Dr. Stephen Hundley is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Programs in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

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Lynn G Brown The Boeing Company

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Lynn G. Brown is the Corporate International Program Manager for Higher Education and STEM for The Boeing Company and the Chairperson of the ASEE Corporate Members Council Special Interest Group for International Engineering Education.
Lynn was selected as Boeing’s Higher Education Program Manager in 2004 at which time she became the leader of various programs and projects for predominately domestic higher education engagements. Due Boeing’s desire for international expansion, Lynn was given the responsibility of growing Boeing Higher Education International presence. This includes:
• Developing corporate policy, procedures and guidelines for international university relationships
• Establishing corporate infrastructure and leading a global network of Boeing executives for implementing Higher Education engagements for the company, and
• Working across Boeing organizations to align higher education engagements and funding to the various Boeing Presidents’ country Strategies.
Annually, Boeing provides over $7.1 million dollars of charitable and business contributes for international and domestic higher education engagements through Higher Education and STEM.

Prior to this assignment, Lynn managed the Educational Partnerships group in Boeing’s training organization. She was responsible for conducting integrated and sustained partnerships and internships with schools, colleges, and universities to communicate skills required by the manufacturing industry.
During this time, she served as Chairperson for the following:
• National Employer Council for Workforce Preparation (3 yrs);
• Manufacturing Technology Advisory Group Board of Directors (7 yrs);
• 3 National Science Foundation Review Committees for manufacturing and engineering related NSF grants.
Lynn also served as a conference committee member of the National Career Pathways Network and serving on a number of state and local boards and skills standards committees.

She has been a Director of Special Programs in a school district and has taught at the secondary, community college and university levels as well as been a research associate at IC2 Institute in Austin, Texas.

Lynn attend the University of Texas at Austin for her PhD work in Higher Educational Administration; Northern Arizona University for her MA in Curriculum and Assessment and Arizona State University for her BA in Secondary Education – Communications.

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Patricia Fox Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Pat is currently the Associate Chair of the Computer Information and Leadership Technology Department at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI and Assistant Clinical Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Pat has been a faculty member in the School for 29 years and has served as an administrator for a number of those years. She has been very active in ASEE, serving three times on the Board of Directors. Pat is actively involved in the Engineering Technology Division, Engineering Technology Leadership Institute, and Corporate Member Council of ASEE. Pat is also an ASEE Fellow.

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Alan Jacobs Education Market Business Development Consultant

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As a member of ASEE since 1994, Alan Jacobs has served the society in numerous leadership roles. He founded the ASEE Corporate Member Council (CMC) Special Interest Group (SIG) on International Engineering Education and is currently Co-chair of that SIG. Jacobs is presently in his second term on both the ASEE CMC Executive Committee and the ASEE Projects Board and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the ASEE CMC. He also serves on the ASEE Journal of Engineering Education Advisory Board and was a contributor to ASEE’s “Advancing the Scholarship of Engineering Education: A Year of Dialogue.” Jacobs was previously a member of the ASEE International Strategic Planning Task Force, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) Executive Committee, and General Motors’ Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education Core Team. Jacobs has spent his professional career committed to helping colleges and universities gain enhanced access to teaching tools and to advancing the learning opportunities available to their students. By managing and growing innovative education initiatives for technology companies, Jacobs has provided programs and resources to assist institutions of higher learning in preparing their students for academic and career success. Jacobs has worked in key positions for such well-known global market leaders as Autodesk, Avid Technology, and Addison-Wesley Publishing. During his career he has held positions as, among others, Director - Worldwide Education, Executive Editor, Senior Product Manager, and Senior Marketing Manager. Presently, he is self-employed as an Education Market Business Development Consultant, most recently serving as an interim executive hired as Director, U.S. Academic Relations to reverse Quanser’s declining U.S. educational revenues. Jacobs holds a master's of education and a master's of regional planning from the University of Massachusetts and has had special training as a Practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming and in mediation. Jacobs is a third-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. He lives in Falmouth, Mass., with his wife and son.

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Hans Hoyer American Society for Engineering Education

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Catherine Didion National Academy of Engineering

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Daniel R. Sayre John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Abstract

The Attributes of a Global Engineer: International Faculty Development ConsiderationsAbstractWhat knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics are needed by engineering professionalsliving and working in an increasingly global context? At what stage of an engineer’sprofessional development are these attributes acquired and applied? In what ways doacademicians, employers, policymakers, and others play a role in equipping engineering studentsand practitioners with such attributes? And to what extent are there similarities and differencesin the nature of expected attributes based on one’s background or location?For the past three years, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) CorporateMember Council’s Special Interest Group for International Engineering Education developed,presented, and vetted with its stakeholders a series of attributes representing the desiredcompetencies and characteristics needed by engineers in order to effectively live and work in aglobal context. An online survey was launched to validate the performance and proficiencylevels of each attribute, including the stages at which attributes were essential to the preparation,performance, and employability of global engineers. Educators, employers, students, andprofessional engineers throughout the global engineering community were invited to participatein the survey. To promote input and obtain feedback from the largest possible global engineeringaudience, ASEE collaborated with the International Federation of Engineering EducationSocieties (IFEES) to make the survey available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian,Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. More information aboutthe Attributes of a Global Engineer Project is available here:http://www.ifees.net/activities/ASEECMCSIG-IFEES.cfmWe are now at the phase of the project where we will begin conducting faculty developmentworkshops and focus groups with stakeholders from around the world in order to validate,clarify, and expand on the results of this research. This workshop will describe the stakeholder-driven process to identify and define attributes of a global engineer, including surveydevelopment and sampling procedures; present a summary of key findings-to-date; highlight therecommendations and implications of how findings should be used to enhance engineeringeducation; and engage participants in brief focus group discussion to permit additional input andperspectives on the Attributes of a Global Engineer Project. In addition to the proposedworkshop at ASEE’s International Forum, we will conduct a similar workshop at theInternational Conference on Engineering Education in Finland in August and have proposed asimilar workshop for the World Engineering Education Forum in Argentina in October. Suchwidespread international faculty development and input surrounding this project will strengthenits overall outcomes and impact on engineering education and workforce preparation.

Hundley, S., & Brown, L. G., & Fox, P., & Jacobs, A., & Hoyer, H., & Didion, C., & Sayre, D. R. (2012, June), The Attributes of a Global Engineer: International Faculty Development Considerations Paper presented at 2012 ASEE International Forum, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/17061

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