A College Professor's Handbook: Producing Future Project Managers
Presently, I am a tenured associate professor on the full-time faculty of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Technology and instruct in construction management at both the graduate and undergraduate level. In my role as a professor, I consider it my responsibility to develop opportunities for my students to acquire new skills and knowledge in project management.
A straightforward way is to support student attendance at local PMI chapter meetings. All of my students are highly encouraged to join and actively participate in PMI and the local chapters, either as a “student” or a “regular” member. During the fall and winter semesters, my students are invited to participate in dinner meetings of the PMI Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) and the PMI Huron Valley Chapter. In April, graduate students are invited to attend and participate in the full-day Spring Symposium sponsored by the PMI-GLC.
As an inducement to participate in extracurricular and professional activities, both graduate and undergraduate students are awarded professionalism and extra credit points in their current semester courses with me. This includes their participation in PMI as a member, attending chapter functions and involvement in related PMI activities.
All of my courses include a required amount of professionalism points the student is to consider performing toward their
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