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Who Will Lead Next: Where are the New Volunteers?

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

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June 29, 2016





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Issues in Engineering Technology Education II

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Engineering Technology

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Patricia Fox Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Professor Patricia Fox is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Pat has been a member of the faculty for over 32 years. She has previously served as Associate Chair and Associate Dean in the School. Pat teaches leadership, ethics, sustainability, and study abroad courses. She has held a number of leadership roles in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) including three terms on the Board as well as Chair of Engineering Technology Council. Pat is a Fellow of ASEE. Her research interests include sustainability and study abroad education.

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Charles McIntyre Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Charles McIntyre, Ph.D.

Charles McIntyre is currently a Professor and Program Director of the Construction Engineering Management Technology Program at Indiana University Perdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He received a B.S. from Springfield College in 1975, a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts in 1989, an M.Eng. from Penn State in 1991, and a Ph.D. from Penn State in 1996. Prior to joining IUPUI, Charlie was a faculty member and former chair in the Department of Construction Management and Engineering at North Dakota State University in Fargo.

Dr. McIntyre’s current research includes sustainable construction / green building and pedagogical activities involving active learning. Since 2010, he has co-chaired the “ACCE Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Event” planning committee. As an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education, he is the current Zone III Chair and serves on the ASEE Board of Directors. Dr. McIntyre is an ASEE Fellow.

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Tiffany Erin Whinery Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Tiffany Whinery is a Graduate Research Assistant at the STEM Education Research Institute of IUPUI. She is also a graduate student in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. She is currently pursuing a Master in Technology degree in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development. Her primary foci of her research include: assessing, evaluating, and improving leadership programs, as well as career and professional training and development. Tiffany is currently redeveloping the assessment plans for the Organizational Leadership and Technical Communication undergraduate programs in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. She is also involved in the strategic planning, facilitation, and analysis of program needs assessments for IUPUI and external organizations.

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The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has more than 12,000 members. The majority of ASEE members are faculty, staff and students from engineering and technology colleges and universities; librarians; STEM and K-12 educators; and corporate members, government agencies and professional societies. ASEE consists of over 50 divisions, twelve sections, four zones, and six councils. Each of these has an officer or set of officers, which lead the divisions, sections, zones or councils.

This paper documents a pilot study that examines the past, present and future leaders of the Engineering Technology Division (ETD) and Engineering Technology Council (ETC). The primary goal of this research effort is to explore the various avenues and opportunities for future leadership of EDT and ETC. Past and current leaders of ETD and ETC will be surveyed to determine the factors that drive the motivation and dedication for service leadership within ASEE. The membership of ETD and ETC will be surveyed to find out what the barriers are to becoming leaders specifically in ETD and ETC. Depending on the findings of this pilot study, the authors will expand this research in a larger scope within ASEE and into other societies. Some of the questions that this research will attempt to answer are: 1.) “Do other ASEE divisions and councils encounter problems in recruiting and retaining new leaders?” and 2.) “Do other professional societies have difficulties finding volunteer leaders from academia?”

Fox, P., & McIntyre, C., & Whinery, T. E. (2016, June), Who Will Lead Next: Where are the New Volunteers? Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27200

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