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Using Shadowing to Improve New Faculty Acclimation

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Best of NEE

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New Engineering Educators

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24.1343.1 - 24.1343.10



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Stephen M. Williams P.E. Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Dr. Stephen Williams, P.E. is a Professor and Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He has over 25 years of engineering experience across the corporate, government, and university sectors specializing in: engineering design, electromechanical systems, sensor technologies, power electronics and digital signal processing. His professional activities include: program chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education; chair of a new IEEE program on Early Career Faculty Development; editorial board of IEEE/HKN The Bridge magazine; and ABET EAC program evaluator.

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Robert W. Hasker Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Rob is a professor in the software engineering program at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he teaches courses at all levels. He was recently at University of Wisconsin - Platteville, where he taught for 17 years and helped develop an undergraduate program in software engineering and an international master's program in computer science. In addition to academic experience, Rob has worked on a number of projects in industry ranging from avionics to cellular billing. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Steven Holland Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Steven S. Holland (M ’13) was born in Chicago, IL, in 1984. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School
of Engineering (MSOE), Milwaukee, WI, in 2006,
and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and
computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst, in 2008 and 2011 respectively. From 2006 to 2011, he was a Research Assistant working in the Antennas and Propagation Laboratory
(APLab), Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was then a Senior Sensors Engineer with the MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA from 2011 to 2013. Since 2013 he has been an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

His research interests include ultrawideband antenna arrays,
electrically small antennas, Radar systems, digital and analog circuits, and engineering education.

Dr. Holland received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2010 Antenna Applications Symposium, Allerton Park, Monticello, IL, and is a member of Tau
Beta Pi.

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Adam Redd Livingston Milwaukee School of Engineering


Kerry R. Widder Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Kerry R. Widder received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Marquette University in 1983, and 1984, respectively. He also received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering. He has over twenty years of industrial experience designing embedded systems.

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Josiah A. Yoder Milwaukee School of Enginering

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Josiah Yoder received a Doctorate in Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2011, and a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering from Rose-Hulman in 2005. Most recently, he performed postdoctoral research at the Air Force Academy in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

His interests are computer vision, artificial intelligence, engineering education, and software engineering for computer engineers.

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Using Shadowing to Improve New Faculty AcclimationA shadowing program for assisting new faculty members in becoming successful educators attheir new institution is described. This program aims to foster a dialogue between new facultyand seasoned colleagues, providing opportunities for sharing lessons learned through experience.At the beginning, a new faculty member observes lectures delivered by a colleague teachinganother section of their course, providing practical examples of how the institution’sexpectations translate into practice, as well as pedagogical ideas for effective instruction.Reciprocal observation by the seasoned faculty member provides early feedback to the newfaculty member that is valuable in getting off to a good start. Details of the structure of theshadowing program are presented. Five case studies are offered by faculty who went through theprogram. They share their experiences in how the program was effective for them and in how itcould be improved.

Williams, S. M., & Hasker, R. W., & Holland, S., & Livingston, A. R., & Widder, K. R., & Yoder, J. A. (2014, June), Using Shadowing to Improve New Faculty Acclimation Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23276

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