In recent years, Universities have placed a stronger emphasis on research and scholarship as a critical element not only for faculty members to be tenured and promoted but also being used in their performance evaluations. Engineering Technology (ET) faculty members are not an exception. However, ET faculty is a more heterogeneous group than their colleges in Engineering programs, having very diverse experiences and backgrounds. A common factor for all ET departments is the emphasis on undergraduate education and the limited human and infrastructure requirements to conduct the traditionally considered research activities. All this introduces newer elements that need to be considered when defining the activities that can be considered under the umbrella of scholarship in Engineering Technology. The goal of this paper is not to solve all the problems that exist today in defining and understanding scholarship in our field, but to share the author's experiences in developing his own scholarship activities as an ET faculty member. The author firmly believes that scholarship activities in Engineering Technology will ultimately help to strengthen our own academic identity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Oct 25 2004|
|Event||ASEE 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition, "Engineering Researchs New Heights" - Salt Lake City, UT, United States|
Duration: Jun 20 2004 → Jun 23 2004
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