The Development of a Texas A&M University Faculty of Engineering Education, a paper by Tracy Hammond, Karan Watson, Samantha Ray, Robert Lightfoot, Shawna Thomas and Drew Casey won the third place in the Faculty/Staff/Professional Papers category at the ASEE Gulf South West Conference held recently.
Texas A&M University (TAMU) recently developed an interdisciplinary faculty group to foster and support research and innovation in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science education. TAMU’s Faculty of Engineering Education is composed of members all across the university, including faculty not only from the college of engineering and the college of education but also from the colleges of business, liberal arts, and geosciences. The group supports collaborations for education research, curricular and pedagogical innovations, professional development, and mentoring current and future scholars in these fields. In a little over a year and during a pandemic, TAMU’s Faculty of Engineering Education went from being a disparate group of individuals into a strong, cohesive community of practice. This paper discusses the principles that drove the community’s formation to ensure a strong sense of inclusion, solidarity, community, and promise.
The Gulf-Southwest Section of ASEE represents ASEE members in New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana. Through the Gulf-Southwest Section, members participate in professional activities at the local level, and form regional networks of educators with common interests and goals.