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The workshop will be structured into two parts. The first part will last approximately 80 minutes and focus on an interactive session presenting and reflecting in small groups on research-based practices from a collaborative inquiry retreat held with current and former engineering education CAREER awardees and from surveys sent to early career faculty in engineering education across the U.S in March 2019. The topics will center around three areas: What makes a good CAREER proposal; Are participants ready to apply for a CAREER award; and Resources for applicants. The learning goal for this part of the workshop is for early career faculty to understand what is required for an NSF CAREER proposal and what elements are important for successful projects. The knowledge discussed in this part of the session moves beyond what is contained in the Request for Proposals or Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide on the NSF website. Sharing this information widely will begin to create more equitable and widespread support for this award in engineering education.
The second part of the workshop (approximately 80 minutes) will be an open work time and mentoring session for early career faculty to engage in group discussion and one-on-one mentoring with Lead Mentors and the Engineering Education and Centers Program Officer, Julie Martin, who will be present at the workshop for feedback. As a part of the project, a group of Lead Mentors has been identified. These Lead Mentors have been awarded NSF CAREER grants. The Lead Mentors will facilitate mentoring circles to answer questions and provide individual feedback during the second half of the workshop. The learning goal for this portion of the session is to create a network of early career and more senior faculty in engineering education and to provide opportunities for targeted and specific feedback on ideas.
Allison Godwin, Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jennifer Karlin, Research Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato (email@example.com)
The facilitators of this workshop, Allison Godwin and Jennifer Karlin, have the needed expertise to successfully accomplish the stated goals.
Allison Godwin is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2016 and has strong connections with the current pool of early career faculty applying for CAREER awards. She has recently taken over the organization and facilitation responsibilities of the PEER Collaborative National Network, a peer mentoring network for early career faculty who conduct and are primarily evaluated based on their research related to engineering education. This group holds an event each summer after ASEE to support tenure-track and early career faculty in engineering education. She is also an elected Director in ASEE ERM division. From these positions of leadership and a core network position, she is ideally situated to develop infrastructure for other early career faculty.
Jennifer Karlin has a significant record of accomplishment in researching and implementing institutional and social change. A recipient of an NSF CAREER award, she studies engineering education as interconnected organizations and the leverage points for using organizational culture and infrastructure for improved learner development, faculty development, and economic development. Karlin has built infrastructure connecting “lone wolves” and networked researchers through projects such as the dissemination of the NetWorkshop Project and as co-organizer of the NSF-funded workshop “Building Capacity for Future Engineering Education Research and Scholarship” with Alan Cheville.
Both facilitators have experience in running successful ASEE workshops in prior years.
Allison Godwin, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research focuses what factors influence diverse students to choose engineering and stay in engineering through their careers and how different experiences within the practice and culture of engineering foster or hinder belongingness and identity development. Dr. Godwin graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education. Her research earned her a National Science Foundation CAREER Award focused on characterizing latent diversity, which includes diverse attitudes, mindsets, and approaches to learning, to understand engineering students’ identity development. She has won several awards for her research including the 2016 American Society of Engineering Education Educational Research and Methods Division Best Paper Award and the 2018 Benjamin J. Dasher Best Paper Award for the IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. She has also been recognized for the synergy of research and teaching as an invited participant of the 2016 National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium and the Purdue University 2018 recipient of School of Engineering Education Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the 2018 College of Engineering Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award.
Dr. Jennifer Karlin received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her Ph.D. in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, specializing in engineering management. Karlin is a Research Professor of Integrated Engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In her research, Jen studies colleges and universities as organizations and how adjustments in organizational infrastructure can create positive change. She considers infrastructure artifacts at all levels, including learning spaces, policies and procedures, governance, and interactions across the ecosystem. Jen’s work is rooted in the core areas of economic development, organizational excellence, and holistic learner development. Within organizational excellence, she specializes in transformational processes, such as lean thinking, six sigma, and effective change management (both strategic change and process improvement). She has also combined these areas to develop systems for change in, and evaluate organizational health of, universities as organizations. These systems include organizational learning, organizational culture and climate, faculty development, and other precursors for student and faculty success. This combination resulted in a National Science Foundation CAREER award. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Air Force (through a congressional earmark), and the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).