Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2020

Journal or Book Title

Engineering Studies

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

104

Last Page

126

DOI

10.1080/19378629.2020.1795182

Abstract

This article uses document analysis to explore departmental messaging about electrical and computer engineering identity development for undergraduate students at an American research university in the Midwest. We found that these texts collectively produce an image of the ‘ideal’ electrical and computer engineer. This image depicts ‘ideal’ electrical and computer engineers as performing technical competence, being recognized for high-quality performance, and being well-rounded as well as an effective member/leader of diverse teams. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Comments

This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: Friedensen, Rachel E., Sarah Rodriguez, and Erin Doran. "The Making of ‘Ideal’ Electrical and Computer Engineers: A Departmental Document Analysis." Engineering Studies (2020): 104-126, which has been published in final form at DOI: 10.1080/19378629.2020.1795182. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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