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Session 5L: Why and How to Spend a Sabbatical in Industry
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Fri Mar 1, 2019
Hyatt: Regency (2nd floor)
Panel

Description

We believe that more Computing faculty should spend some time in industry in order to experience for themselves the types of jobs their students are likely to take at graduation and throughout their careers. Each panelist has spent at least one sabbatical in industry and found the experience to be far more beneficial than anticipated. We all found that our sabbatical experiences helped us to (1) develop our skills, (2) discover and practice the skills that are currently being used in industry, (3) gain credibility with our students, (4) improve our understanding of the computing profession beyond software development, and (5) build relationships with local businesses. Many of us returned to the classroom thinking "I can't believe they let me teach college without any industry experience".


Speakers
 
Ryan McFall
Professor of Computer Science, Hope College
 
Zachary Kurmas
Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University
 
Phillip T. Conrad
University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Dennis Frailey
Raytheon Company (Retired), University of Texas at Arlington

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