Understanding Measures of Faculty Impact
and the Role of Engineering Societies
PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
Kenan Patrick Jarboe and Steve Olson, Rapporteurs
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Leah Jamieson (NAE), Chair, The John A. Edwardson Dean, College of Engineering, and Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Stephanie Adams, Dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University
Marilyn Barger, Principal Investigator and Executive Director, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (FLATE), Hillsborough Community College
Steven Brown, Professor, Counseling Psychology Program, School of Education, Loyola University
Don Giddens (NAE), Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering, Georgia Tech
Asad Madni (NAE), Former President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Technology Officer, BEI Technologies Inc.
Tom Perry, Director, Engineering Education, ASME
Anne Spence, Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
John Wall (NAE), Vice President and Chief Technical Officer (ret.), Cummins, Inc.
Gregory Washington, The Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering, University of California, Irvine
NAE Project Staff
Proctor Reid, Director of Programs
Kenan Jarboe, Senior Program Officer
Michael Holzer, Senior Program Assistant
This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments to assist the National Academy of Engineering in making its published workshop proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that the manuscript meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the project’s charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop proceedings:
M. Katherine Banks (NAE), Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station
Robbie Cowart, Director, Supersonic Technology Development, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Fiona M. Doyle (NAE), Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Carl Kirpes, Program and Systems Manager, Enterprise Business Improvement, Andeavor
Thomas J. Perry, Director, Engineering Education (ret.), American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Bevlee A. Watford, Professor, Engineering Education, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Director, Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech; President, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Ajit P. Yoganathan (NAE), Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair and Regents’ Professor and Associate Chair for Translational Research, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the views expressed in the proceedings, nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Janet Hunziker, Senior Program Officer with the National Academy of Engineering. She was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this manuscript was
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In addition to the workshop presenters, moderators, and presenters, we especially thank those individuals who helped with the planning for the workshop: Steven Brown, Don Giddens, Leah Jamieson, Harriet Nembhard, and Bill Wepfer.
1 INTRODUCTION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS
2 TRENDS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Evolving Engineering Education and Faculty Roles
Participants’ Responses to Questions
3 MODELS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES AND NATIONS
4 MODELS OF IMPACT FROM ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
5 OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGINEERING SOCIETIES TO HELP DEFINE FACULTY IMPACT
Professional Society Prizes and Awards
Potential Roles of Professional Societies