Free ticketed event
In this workshop, we seek to advance academic well-being in engineering courses by supporting faculty in navigating difficult emotional experiences within teacher-student relationships. We facilitators will draw on our empirically and theoretically informed perspectives of shame in engineering and other academic settings to provide participants with a guiding framework for navigating moments of professional shame—as experienced by faculty or students—in engineering courses. We conceptualize professional shame as a painful emotional state that occurs when one perceives themselves to have failed to meet socially constructed expectations or standards that are relevant to their identity in a professional domain.
The workshop will be highly interactive but also provide participants with opportunities to learn new content. The content of the workshop will be organized in two ways. First, facilitators will draw on their own investigations to introduce the nuanced constructs of professional shame (associated with becoming a professional) and academic shame (associated with academic performance).
More significantly, the facilitators will guide the workshop so that participants may internalize, contextualize, and apply the content to their specific engineering courses.
Dr. James Huff is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education and an Honors College Faculty Fellow at Harding University. He leads the research group Beyond Professional Identity (BPI), which broadly investigates lived experience of identity within individuals in the interest of advancing holistic identity development and psychological health in engineering domains. Dr. Huff is currently the lead investigator on an NSF-funded project to investigate shame in the context of engineering education (NSF EEC 1752897).
Dr. Jeannine Turner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in the College of Education at Florida State University. Her current research interests include motivation, learning, and engineering students’ motivation and knowledge transfer. Dr. Turner is most known for her research on students’ experiences of academic shame. She has authored several articles for academic journals such as Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Educational Psychology Review, and Journal of Advanced Academics.