Complete Engineer - Competency Growth Model

Competency Growth Model

Complete Engineer Competency Exposure Engagement Transformation
Inclusive Excellence Student is open to learning about inclusion. Student demonstrates knowledge of the value of differences and participation in experiences to increase understanding. Student engages in self-initiated participation in experiences that challenge their perspectives. Student can articulate their own identity and culture and how it connects to others. Students can identify opportunities for growth. Student demonstrates growth or change in values, beliefs or perspectives. Student actively works to create an environment of inclusion that leads to creativity and innovation in their own spaces.
Communication Student is open to respectful collaborative exchanges of information and ideas. Student demonstrates participation in and knowledge of various forms of communication and listening. Student engages in self-initiated written and oral communication through iterative experiences. Student demonstrates through self-reflection an awareness of their current skills and opportunities for growth. Student demonstrates growth, change, or positive shift in behavior knowledge, skills, or abilities by communicating effectively with a range of audiences.
Self-management & Leadership Student is open to learning about self-management and leadership. Student demonstrates knowledge of the role self-management plays in engineering and their role as a leader. Student engages in self-reflection on what constitutes a good leader. Student recognizes the importance of serving their needs and the needs of others. Students can identify opportunities for growth in themselves and others. Student demonstrates growth, change, or positive shift in behavior knowledge, skills, or abilities serving their needs and the needs of others through demonstration of effective leadership. Student also demonstrates growth in prioritizing goals and use of initiative, motivation, empathy, openness, and organization.
Teamwork Student is open to collaborating with others. Student is open to learning about effective teamwork. Students engages in self-initiated teamwork, potentially across disciplines. Student demonstrates through self-reflection their roles and responsibilities on teams. Students can identify opportunities for growth. Student demonstrates growth, change, or positive shift in behavior knowledge, skills, or abilities in teamwork by collaborating across disciplines and showing respect for the contributions of all members and their unique roles and perspectives.
Professionalism & Ethics Student is open to learning about relevant professional code(s) of ethics as well as key elements of professionalism in the engineering industry. Student engages in self-reflection of the professional, ethical, and respectful nature of their behavior. Students can identify opportunities for growth. Student demonstrates growth, change, or positive shift in behavior, knowledge, skills, or abilities to act professionally, ethically and respectfully within an engineering context. Student exhibits knowledge of an engineer’s role in improving the health, safety, and welfare of society.
Civic Responsibility Student is open to learning about the impact individuals can have on the world and the future. Student demonstrates participation in service or civic activity. Student engages in self-initiated service or civic activity. Student demonstrates through self-reflection awareness of their responsibility to the world, the profession, and their communities. Student demonstrates growth, change, or positive shift in behavior, knowledge, skills, or abilities related to the impact individuals can have on the world and the future as a result of engaging in service or civic activity. Student exhibits knowledge of an engineer’s responsibility to consider public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors while actively contributing to their profession and communities.


Complete Engineer Growth Model Examples
Complete Engineer Competency Exposure Engagement Transformation
Inclusive Excellence
  1. Visit/familiarize oneself with services/programming offered by resource centers on/off campus.
  2. Attend events organized by resource centers, inclusive groups.
  3. Meet someone from a different state/country/ethnicity.
  4. Participate in some other activity that demonstrates exposure.
  1. Engage in self-initiated participation in experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, that challenge perspectives
  2. Articulate own identity and culture and how it connects to others
  3. Identify the opportunities for growth
  1. Demonstrate growth, change in values, beliefs and perspectives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  2. Actively work to create an inclusive environment that leads to creativity and innovation in own spaces.
Communication
  1. Use a self-assessment tool to identify strengths and areas for improvement.
  2. Interview a peer, professional, staff or faculty member.
  3. Participate in critical thinking exercises (verbal or written).
  4. Participate in clubs, organizations, campus organized team experiences, competitions, or service-learning projects
  5. Attend (and asks questions at?) an academic talk
  6. Attend SciComm conference
  1. Active participation in range of conversations and discussions
  2. Be more deliberate when asking questions, building on shared ideas, inviting other voices into the conversation, driving conversations
  3. Use appropriate verbal, written, non-verbal and listening skills
  4. Positively respond to diverse environments and perspectives
  5. Actively participate in formal communication setting (e.g., gives a poster or paper presentation, participates in roundtable discussion, presents at the Science Slam, etc.)
  1. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative conversations and discussions
  2. Lead and propel dialogue by asking questions, building on shared ideas, inviting other voices into the conversation, driving conversations.
  3. Consistently use effective and active verbal, written, non-verbal and listening skills based on the situation.
  4. Thoughtfully respond to and engage in diverse environments and perspectives
Self-management & Leadership
  1. Participate in a campus co- or extracurricular activity.
  2. Participate in a service-learning activity.
  3. Work part time in STEM while pursuing degree.
  4. Participate in a K-12 afterschool activity.
  5. Attend an etiquette and professional networking dinner or similar event.
  6. Attend a leadership seminar.
  1. Reflect on participation in a Recognized Student Organization (RSO).
  2. Reflect on the leadership prowess of a famous leader and juxtapose to self and lessons learned.
  3. Interview someone in a leadership position outside of academia and reflect on lessons learned.
  4. Develop a written, 5-year plan including pathways to leadership positions.
  1. Election to an executive-level leadership position in a Recognized Student Organization (RSO).
  2. Lead a service learning or volunteer activity.
  3. Create a new Recognized Student Organization (RSO).
Teamwork
  1. Be a member of a club, organization, study group, intramural, campus organized team experience, competition, or service-learning project.
  2. Attend seminars focused on developing teamwork skills.
  1. Be an active participant in a club, organization, study group, intramural, campus organized team experience, competition, or service-learning project.
  2. Take courses with teamwork component and receive favorable peer review.
  1. Demonstrate investment in the team and developing team members.
  2. Differentiate a team from group.
  3. Be a leader in a club, organization, study group, intramural, campus organized team experience, competition, or service-learning project.
Professionalism & Ethics
  1. Attend an event with P&E components (NUBE).
  2. Participate in ENGR 010 where NSPE code of ethics and student code of conduct introduced.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical canons.
  1. Attend conference or training focused on P&E (Comp Eng, Resp Research).
  2. Develop statement that outlines values and how intersects with professional identify as an engineer.
  3. Assess where canons fit into personal/professional lives.
  1. Demonstrate how values influenced professional behavior and ethical choices during coop/capstone experience.
  2. Address areas where canons do not fit into personal/professional lives.
Civic Responsibility
  1. Attend meeting of engineering service group (EWB)
  2. Participate in a service project
  3. Complete a course that discusses impact of engineers on society
  4. Volunteer in one’s community
  1. Take an active and/or leadership role in engineering service group
  2. Take an active and/or leadership role in community-based service group
  3. Complete a self-reflection about impact engineers have on society.
  1. Take an active leadership role in engineering service organization - including planning and execution of novel projects involving medium to large groups of people.
  2. Take an active leadership role in community-based service organization - including planning and execution of novel projects involving medium to large groups of people.
  3. Complete a large study of impact engineers have on a particular area of engineering and/or a particular segment of society.