Using a critical incident-centered transition theory framework to explore engineering education research faculty transitions

Alexandra Coso Strong, Courtney S. Smith-Orr, Cheryl A. Bodnar, Walter C. Lee, Courtney June Faber, Erin J. McCave

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Abstract

This methods paper describes the integration of critical incident techniques and Schlossberg's Transition Theory to create "incident timelines" that allow researchers to explore the transition of early career engineering education researchers into new faculty positions. In this methods paper, we demonstrate the usefulness of this approach by discussing the systematic development of our incident timeline analysis. We illustrate the methodological choices made to: 1) explore a diverse set of transitions into faculty positions, 2) identify critical events that impact these transitions, and 3) examine connections between events and strategies over time and across faculty members' transitions. Explorations of emerging and systematically developed methodologies will continue to expand the range of approaches available for use in engineering education research and further the community's ability to examine complex phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Volume2018-June
StatePublished - Jun 23 2018
Event125th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2018Dec 27 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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