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Industry-Education Collaboration: Faculty Interns 2006 CIEC Session ETD 528. B. Neal Whitten, P.E. Charles D. Parker East Tennessee State University Construction Engineering Technology. Credentials Required. Engineering Programs Generally a Ph.D. Proven Research Record

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industry education collaboration faculty interns 2006 ciec session etd 528

Industry-Education Collaboration: Faculty Interns2006 CIEC Session ETD 528

B. Neal Whitten, P.E.

Charles D. Parker

East Tennessee State University

Construction Engineering Technology

credentials required
Credentials Required
  • Engineering Programs
    • Generally a Ph.D.
    • Proven Research Record
  • Engineering Technology Programs
    • Generally a Master’s Degree
    • 3 years of industrial experience
types of students
Academic Type

Usually understands theoretical concepts

May prepare for more academic / research type career

Learns well from traditional methods (Lectures / texts)

Hands-On Type

Prefers real-life examples and applications to theory

Typically prefers field work

Learns well from practitioners and hands-on activities

Types of Students
concerns for faculty
Concerns for Faculty
  • Strong academic backgrounds required for tenure-track positions do not necessarily lend themselves to relevant professional engineering experience
  • Tenure requires teaching, service, and research
  • Teaching and service are not a focus for many universities due to desire for external funding
    • Research focus takes away from professional development and staying current in the field
      • Not feasible for smaller programs – too narrow of a focus
concerns for faculty continued
Concerns for Faculty (continued)
  • Trend of engineering education diverging from engineering practice since the 1950s
  • The half-life of an engineering education is approximately 5 years (depending on field)
  • Relying on research for professional development may not be sufficient for institutions focused primarily on teaching
    • Not as competitive for research funding
    • Release-time not possible
benefits of a faculty internship
Benefits of a Faculty Internship
  • Workable arrangement to gain current and relevant experience
  • Enhance the visibility of the institution in the local area
  • Provide educators tools to appeal to a broader range of students
    • Current “real-world” examples
    • Discussions often turn to related subjects
      • Professionalism and Ethics
      • Liability
      • Personnel Issues
  • Have an opportunity to see what employers are looking for in new graduates
faculty internship benefits continued
Faculty Internship Benefits (continued)
  • Profession has access to additional highly-educated workers
  • Provide a “fresh view” on processes of the industrial partner
  • This type of “real-world” work can lead to professional registration
    • Credibility to program and instructor’s abilities
drawbacks to a faculty internship
Drawbacks to a Faculty Internship
  • Institutional policies on outside employment
  • Tenure and promotion policies often do not focus on professional development as much as research and service
  • Compensation
    • Other higher paid opportunities
  • Time constraints
    • Faculty member
    • Industrial Partner
faculty interns and municipal governments
Faculty Interns and Municipal Governments
  • Municipalities generally have tight budgets
    • Often can not afford more full-time engineering staff even if there is a definite need
      • Faculty interns may be willing to forego compensation for professional development opportunities
  • Some municipalities don’t need full-time staff due to workload
    • Still could benefit from highly-educated assistance on some aspects of their operations
      • Strategic Planning
      • Asset Management
faculty interns and municipal governments continued
Faculty Interns and Municipal Governments (continued)
  • Municipalities are often more flexible with their schedules
    • Allows faculty to fit the internship into their schedule
faculty internship example city of kingsport tennessee
Faculty Internship Example: City of Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Employs a part-time faculty intern at a lower than market rate for an equivalently educated engineer
  • Kingsport benefits from expertise in paving materials, pavement management, and erosion and sediment control
    • Any small savings the intern provides more than justifies the expenditure on salary (the citizens benefit as well)
  • Intern benefits from interaction with registered engineers, developers, and gaining new experiences to draw from in class
    • Future professional registration more valuable than financial compensation to most non-registered engineers
faculty internship example city of kingsport tennessee continued
Faculty Internship Example: City of Kingsport, Tennessee (continued)
  • Intern Qualified to take Principles & Practices of Civil Engineering Exam
    • Passed October 2005 Exam
    • Obtained Professional Registration in the State of Tennessee in January 2006
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Faculty of all-experience levels could benefit from internship opportunities
  • Students benefit from exposure to faculty who participate in internships
  • Time constraints can make faculty internships difficult, however municipalities can often offer a more flexible schedule
  • Faculty need to realize the benefits go far beyond the financial compensation for this type of opportunity