Wednesday, January 19, 2022

My Fellowship to Develop Instructional Materials for Systems Engineering Professionals

I’ve been accepted into The Learning, Education, and Assessment Fellows (LEAF) Program at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where I serve as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Defense Management. It is a one-year fellowship that encourages and supports experienced faculty to lead efforts that foster a strong teaching culture at NPS.

During my fellowship I’ll be spearheading a learning initiative including faculty from the Departments of Defense Management and Systems Engineering (SE). The outcome will be instructional modules covering communications challenges specifically faced by SE students while they’re attending NPS, as well as ones they are likely to encounter in future roles they fill in the U.S. Navy. 

NPS is encouraging individual faculty members to forge relationships with faculty across the university to deliver an interdisciplinary education that better prepares students for their subsequent Navy responsibilities. In addition, we’ve been asked to reimagine and subsequently restructure existing courses and curricula for shorter, dynamic formats that fit into revised degree programs. My project checks all these boxes, and I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to work on it during the remainder of 2022. 

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