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Training and Development for Faculty New to Teaching and Academia

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Developing New Engineering Educators

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New Engineering Educators

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Clint Armani PhD Unites States Air Force Academy

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Lt Col Clint Armani is an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at the United States Air Force Academy. In previous assignments, he served as the commander of a test and evaluation squadron, flight test engineer and mechanical engineer. Lt Col Armani received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of the US Air Force Test Pilot School and served as a Service Chief’s Fellow at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Air Force Academy has been recognized across the institution for their outstanding work in preparing new and less experienced instructors to be successful teachers. The department makes an intentional investment over the summer to orient and prepare new faculty members prior to their first instructional class with students. This strategy of integrating new faculty into the institution and of developing a classroom training environment has paid dividends with instructors having greater success during their first semester of teaching. New faculty members are given the opportunity to understand their role in the larger institutional outcomes, to learn best practices and techniques, and to practice teach with their peers and mentors, allowing for refinement, before their first class. The department’s faculty development strategy has been recognized by the Dean and shared with other departments as an exemplary approach to preparing faculty to teach. Written and presented from the perspective of a new faculty member in 2016, this paper provides an overview of the new faculty development and orientation in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Air Force Academy and recommends key strategies for implementation at other institutions.

Armani, C. (2017, June), Training and Development for Faculty New to Teaching and Academia Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--29038

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