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Faculty Development Program. Committee Members. Beth Bjerke Dave Bushy Nancy Shane Tim Rosser Ali Donway Kent Lovelace. Program Overview.

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Faculty development program

Faculty Development Program


Committee members

Committee Members

Beth Bjerke

Dave Bushy

Nancy Shane

Tim Rosser

Ali Donway

Kent Lovelace


Program overview

Program Overview

An academia/industry partnership where educators work within aviation organizations to mutually benefit both parties and provide an enhanced learning experience for students


Program goal

Program Goal

To Enhance the partnership between Education and Industry and make both elements stronger through the sharing of information, knowledge and expertise.


General requirements

General Requirements

  • AABI-accredited program full-time faculty

    • Recommendation by department chair, dean or equivalent

  • Industry Partners – AABI Corporate or Trade Association Members or Governmental Agencies required


Program administration

Program Administration

  • Managed and administered by a Standing Committee selected by the AABI Chairman.

  • AABI President will supervise, guide and support the committee’s work.

  • Program’s description and content on AABI Website.

  • Industry Partner Posting and Faculty Application Process on AABI Website


Outcome requirement

Outcome Requirement

  • Present at the AABI I/E forum

  • Spring 2013 – Beta Test of FDP

    • Kent Lovelace, University of North Dakota

    • Nancy Shane, Cape Air


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Faculty Development Program

Kent Lovelace and Nancy Shane


Kent s objectives

Kent’s Objectives

  • Fresh perspective and revitalization

  • Update knowledge of airline issues/topics to bring back to the students

  • Improve mentorship of Cape Air/ JetBlue University Gateway Students

  • Work with a larger Part 121 regional airline (Horizon Air) to see what differences may exist


Cape air s objectives

Cape Air’s Objectives

  • Gain knowledge and expertise from experienced AABI program faculty member

  • Share operational information that can be brought back to students at AABI program

  • Enhance partnership between industry and academia

  • Enhance relationship to improve JetBlue University Gateway Program experience


Cape air schedule

Cape Air Schedule

  • Highlights:

  • Company and C402 Training

  • Observations of training and revenue flights

  • Chief Pilot discussions

  • SOC shadowing

  • Intermediate capacity planning

  • Safety reporting in WBAT System

  • Being considered part of the team


Horizon air schedule

Horizon Air Schedule

  • Highlights:

  • Operational reliability meetings

  • Operational Performance leadership team meeting

  • SMS process for beverage carts

  • Operational Specifications re-write

  • SOC Shadowing

  • Being considered part of the team


Completed projects

Completed Projects

  • PIC Flight training Curriculum for a level 6 FTD

  • Data mining project to examine trends in check ride results

  • Feedback on training issues for Gateway interns


Kent s takeaways

Kent’s Takeaways

  • Overall Operations understanding

  • Understanding of flight training issues

    • Systems

    • FAR 135 issues

    • Operations Specifications

    • Aircraft Security

  • Experience vs. Interns


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Kent’s Takeaways

  • AABI Criteria

  • Data-driven metrics

  • Professionalism Discussion

  • SMS applications and documentation

  • Safety reporting systems (WBAT)


Cape air s takeaways

Cape Air’s Takeaways

  • Experienced educator

  • Curriculum development

  • Fresh perspective

  • UND/Gateway Program knowledge

  • Background and expertise


Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

  • Take full advantage of the expertise

  • Weather is always interesting

  • Stay flexible

  • There’s always something to learn

  • Academia/Industry partnership is invaluable


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