The Beneficial Effects of an Autonomously Operated Engineering Education Outreach Program: A Case Study of the Servant Leadership Program

Eunju Jung, Kwang Ho Song, Dong Sik Jang, Ja Young Kim, Ilgeon Yoo, Bokyung Son, Jihyun Choi, Seo Jeong Hwang, So Yeon Lee, Youjin Chong, Eunmi Cho

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Abstract

In 2014, the Innovation Center for Engineering Education (ICEE) at a large university in South Korea benchmarked the Servant Leadership Program (SLP), an engineering education outreach program of a nearby university. SLP operated continuously while recently undergoing a critical change in the operating agency, from the ICEE to a student body participating in the program. The purpose of this case study documents the transformation of the SLP during its organizational change under a qualitative research framework. The results indicated this change caused the SLP to evolve serendipitously in three aspects: (1) improved program quality, (2) enhanced student leadership and professional skills and (3) extended scope and boundary of the program to broader communities. These improvements exceeded expectations from when the organizational transformation was planned and launched. The autonomously operated the SLP resulted in significantly more benefits to the community and participating students than under the previous management scheme. We hope that this autonomous approach can be disseminated to more universities, as an exemplary program for maximizing benefits to both the community and participating students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
EditorsMark J.W. Lee, Sasha Nikolic, Gary K.W. Wong, Jun Shen, Montserrat Ros, Leon C. U. Lei, Neelakantam Venkatarayalu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages944-949
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 - Wollongong, Australia
Duration: 2018 Dec 42018 Dec 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
CountryAustralia
CityWollongong
Period18/12/418/12/7

Keywords

  • case study
  • community service
  • engineering education
  • leadership development
  • outreach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Jung, E., Song, K. H., Jang, D. S., Kim, J. Y., Yoo, I., Son, B., Choi, J., Hwang, S. J., Lee, S. Y., Chong, Y., & Cho, E. (2019). The Beneficial Effects of an Autonomously Operated Engineering Education Outreach Program: A Case Study of the Servant Leadership Program. In M. J. W. Lee, S. Nikolic, G. K. W. Wong, J. Shen, M. Ros, L. C. U. Lei, & N. Venkatarayalu (Eds.), Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 (pp. 944-949). [8615426] (Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615426