Development of Undergraduate Students€™ Professional Skills

TitleDevelopment of Undergraduate Students€™ Professional Skills
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSiller, TJ, Rosales, A, Haines, J, Benally, A
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
Accession Number41573771
Keywords& , (Continuing , -- , COLORADO , Curricula; , development; , education); , EDUCATION; , ENGINEERING , professional , State , students; , Study , teaching , undergraduate , UNDERGRADUATES; , University;
AbstractThe article describes efforts by Colorado State University to developed a new approach modeled on the type of professional development that occurs in the professional environment. This new Professional Learning Institute (PLI) provides students with a broad array of workshops, presentations, and experiential opportunities addressing the areas of cross cultural communication and teamwork, innovation, leadership, ethics, and public service. This program introduces students to the concept of professional development through required extracurricular activities, includes minimum requirements along with requirements to earn certificates in specialty areas for motivated students.
NotesSiller, Thomas J. 1 Rosales, Alma 2 Haines, John 3 Benally, Aaron 4; Affiliation: 1: Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO 80523. 2: Retired; formerly, IBM Executive, 837 St Andrews Ln., Louisville, CO 80027. 3: Assistant Dean for Career Development, College of Engineering, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO 80523. 4: Program Coordinator, Women and Minorities in Engineering Program, College of Engineering, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO 80523.; Source Info: Jul2009, Vol. 135 Issue 3, p102; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching (Continuing education); Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL education; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: UNDERGRADUATES; Subject Term: COLORADO State University; Author-Supplied Keyword: Curricula; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional development; Author-Supplied Keyword: Undergraduate study; Company/Entity: COLORADO State University; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; Number of Pages: 7p; Illustrations: 1 chart, 3 diagrams; Document Type: Article
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