June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
New Engineering Educators
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Training Engineering Faculty to be Educators: History, Motivations and a Comparison of US andInternational SystemsAuthors: Donald P. Visco, Jr. The University of Akron and Dirk Schaeffer, Georgia Institute ofTechnologyIn 1901, the President of The Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education (the pre-cursor to ASEE) proclaimed that the “time is right for [teachers] to prepare themselvesexpressly to teach in engineering colleges”. More than a century later, this call has gone(mostly) unheeded.In this paper and presentation, we will present the history and motivations behind the lack offormalized training for engineering faculty, as well as present what is being done around thecountry to train engineering faculty in pedagogy. Additionally, we will present examples of howengineering faculty are provided required training overseas during their pre-tenure period. Wewill compare a variety of models and modes of delivery. We will also present an update onwork towards a national model for US engineering faculty and how that might be accomplished.
Visco, D. P., & Schaefer, D. (2015, June), Training Engineering Faculty to be Educators: History, Motivations and a Comparison of US and International Systems Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24932
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