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What Would Engineering Education Be Like Without The Campus Representative?

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.495.1 - 2.495.6



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K. P. Brannan

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Session 2312

What Would Engineering Education Be Like Without the Campus Representative? K. P. Brannan The Citadel


Campus Representatives often never realize how great an impact they may have on their colleagues or on engineering education. This discussion and fictional narrative portray how important the Campus Representative is by showing what would be lost without the Campus Representative. The paper is intended to not only give Campus Representatives a glimpse of the significance of their job, but to also provide tips on how to be more effective. In addition, the paper provides deans and department heads with a picture of the potential that an effective Campus Representative brings to the college.


Without an ASEE Campus Representative (or for that matter, without an effective Campus Representative), much more would be lost than simply not having someone on campus to contact new faculty members about becoming members of ASEE. A Campus Representative has the opportunity to influence the entire fabric of engineering education on a college campus; without an effective Campus Representative many opportunities for promoting excellence in engineering education would be lost. To illustrate the potential impact that a Campus Representative can have, the following four-part novelette (Dean Silver's Discovery: More Than Just a Change in Personnel) contrasts an ideal Campus Representative with a much less effective Campus Representative. While it may be difficult to find a person with all the attributes of the ideal Campus Representative depicted in the narrative, many Campus Representatives can enhance their effectiveness, provide more leadership, and find the Campus Representative position to be a much more rewarding experience by incorporating into their program a few ideas such as those presented below.

Dean Silver's Discovery: More Than Just a Change in Personnel

The Choice

Pat Forrest frowned as he glanced at the clock on his office wall. He was running late for the college faculty meeting. He suddenly wondered why his department head had insisted that he attend the meeting - after all, the major business on the agenda seemed to be recognition for Peg Smith's departure from the college to take an administrative position at another college. He knew Peg reasonably well - everyone knew Peg. Peg represented some sort of engineering education

Brannan, K. P. (1997, June), What Would Engineering Education Be Like Without The Campus Representative? Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6900

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