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ERIC Number: EJ1076156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-1766
Application of Community of Practice Theory to the Preparation of Engineering Graduate Students for Faculty Careers
Crede, Erin D.; Borrego, Maura; McNair, Lisa D.
Advances in Engineering Education, v2 n2 Sum 2010
In this paper, we demonstrate how theory can inform the design of a program to prepare graduate students for faculty careers. Preparing Future Faculty programs within and beyond engineering are not new, but explicit application of Communities of Practice and related literature is novel. We describe a prestigious teaching fellowship program that spans three years of increasing instructional responsibility, and present assessment data to describe the role of faculty mentoring and peer networks in student identity development as a Steward of the Discipline. The results are interpreted in light of the literature, and we conclude with areas for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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