Opportunities and Challenges in Professional Education-related Faculty Development in the US

Tristan T. Utschig, Dirk Schaefer

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The authors outline important opportunities
and challenges relating to formal education-related
faculty development on a large scale. Questions explored
are: What major opportunities exist regarding moving
towards educational professional qualification for US
Higher Education institutions, their faculty and students,
industry, and society as a whole? How can resources be
synergistically integrated to support such an effort?
What are the major challenges or barriers present that
must be overcome in order to create such a system? In
response to these questions, a concept map is presented
to explore how faculty educational development could
support and greatly enhance an entire system revolving
around faculty development in teaching and learning.
Utilizing and reflecting upon the literature, major issues
considered that relate to the questions above include
various roles in the higher education engineering
community; relationships between educational research,
student learning outcomes, and engineering faculty;
resources supporting engineering education, and the
implication of different faculty reward structures.
Analysis indicates that pieces already in place offer great
potential to create the Engineering Education of 2020 for
“The Engineer of 2020” if key barriers are addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE - Frontiers in Education Conference - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA United States
Duration: 22 Oct 200825 Oct 2008


Conference2008 IEEE - Frontiers in Education Conference
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CitySaratoga Springs, New York


  • Faculty development
  • Engineering Education


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