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WIP: Supporting Faculty Developers’ Engagement with Disciplinary Perspectives

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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WIP-ing Up Faculty Development!

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Faculty Development Division

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Richard J. Aleong Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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Richard J. Aleong is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He received his M.A.Sc. and B.Sc.E in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. His research interests are focused on integrative thinking and design, interdisciplinary collaboration, and educational development to support students’ personal and professional learning and growth.

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This work in progress presents three ways of approaching the analysis of an empirical research study that explores how faculty developers engage with disciplinary perspectives. As a core element of interdisciplinary work, disciplinary perspectives represent the ways individuals may see and approach a problem based on their unique disciplinary background and training. In this paper, faculty development is framed as interdisciplinary work where faculty developers bring diverse disciplinary backgrounds to their role. This paper aims to evoke reflection on faculty development as an interdisciplinary practice with implications for the professional development and identity of faculty developers.

Aleong, R. J. (2020, June), WIP: Supporting Faculty Developers’ Engagement with Disciplinary Perspectives Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35572

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