Building a Professionally Qualified Faculty

by King S. Luk, (M.ASCE), Prof.; School of Engrg., California State Univ., Los Angeles, CA; formerly, Chmn, California State Univ., Los Angeles, CA,
Eugene H. Kopp, Vice Pres., Acad. Affairs; West Coast Univ.; formerly, Dean, School of Engrg., California State Univ., Los Angeles, CA,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 2, Pg. 105-109

Document Type: Journal Paper


In a modern university, the Civil Engineering Department can adhere to the dual roles of research and educating a new generation of practitioners. A balanced faculty dedicated to both applied research and professional practice is the key to this approach. Efforts that have been made at California State University, Los Angeles, toward building such a diversified faculty are presented. A goal for minimum percentage of full-time faculty to possess doctorate degree and professional engineering registration is established. To achieve the goal, and starting from the present faculty, various methods have been used, i.e., to emphasize the significance of industrial experience, to encourage continuing education, and to establish a clear objective in recruiting.

Subject Headings: Faculty | Engineering education | Licensure and certification | Industries | Recruiting and hiring

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