The relationship of industry experience and research ability of teachers in automotive engineering

Jeen Fong Li, Shu Hor, Ming Jenn Wu, Chin Guo Kuo, Xi Nan Lai, Fan Li

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Abstract

The aim of the present research is to investigate whether industry experience contribute to research ability in teachers of Automotive Engineering, along side of discovering other possible factors that may affect research ability. Questionnaires that went through expert panel were conducted to 128 Automotive Engineering teachers across 26 colleges and universities of Taiwan. The main statistical methods were the descriptive, ANOVA and 9C analyses were used to analyze the data. The major findings were 1. All (100%) of the assistant professors sampled agreed that improving research ability was their main reason to carry out industrial learning, as well as 73.7% of the associate professors, 53.3% of the professors and 25% of the lecturers. In terms of Education level, 70.3% of teachers with PhD believed improving research were their main reason to carry out industrial learning, which is significantly greater than the 22.2% of teachers with Masters or less. 2. External reasons to carry out industrial learning also showed significant difference in "Education level". 3. "Colleague" has minimal effect on carrying out industrial learning (4.3%), regardless of the number of teaching years. 4. In gaining industrial experience, agreement was found between desired approach and currently executing approach. The results provided suggestions in future development of industrial learning for teachers in Automotive Engineering, and serve as a reference for administrators in related education institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMSCI 2010 - 4th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages159-163
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781936338054
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
Event4th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2010 Jun 292010 Jul 2

Publication series

NameIMSCI 2010 - 4th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other4th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period10/6/2910/7/2

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Keywords

  • Automotive engineering teachers
  • Enterprise-academy experience
  • Industry experience
  • Research ability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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Li, J. F., Hor, S., Wu, M. J., Kuo, C. G., Lai, X. N., & Li, F. (2010). The relationship of industry experience and research ability of teachers in automotive engineering. In IMSCI 2010 - 4th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings (pp. 159-163). (IMSCI 2010 - 4th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings; Vol. 1). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.