WIP: The process of conceptualizing and creating a strategic plan for the Engineering Faculty Impact Collaborative (EFIC) to support faculty development and mentorship

Mark Vincent Huerta, Daniel M. Aukes, Jennifer M. Bekki, Samantha Ruth Brunhaver, Adam R. Carberry, Julianne L. Holloway, Gary Lichtenstein, Ann F. McKenna

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This is a work in progress paper that describes an effort to support faculty development and mentorship. The current faculty development literature indicates that faculty members who receive adequate mentoring are more productive leading to greater overall objective career success. Minimal research in engineering education has investigated the impact of faculty development and mentoring programs despite these findings. Evaluating faculty development and mentoring programs can elicit information that can help inform the development of an evidenced-based approach to designing such programs. The Engineering Faculty Impact Collaborative (EFIC) seeks to address this need by building a collaborative among institutions and faculty that will: (1) instigate broad interest in and awareness of entrepreneurial mindset (EM)-based engineering faculty mentorship and development, (2) contribute to the knowledge base around engineering faculty development or mentorship, and (3) connect engineering faculty members who wish to engage in EM-based faculty development. This paper shares the process of developing a strategic plan for EFIC and details from the resulting strategic plan that emerged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 15 2019
Event126th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Charged Up for the Next 125 Years, ASEE 2019 - Tampa, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2019Jun 19 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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