Developing Leadership Competencies for STEM Fields
Source: Akdere, M., Hickman, L., & Kirchner, M. (2019). Developing Leadership Competencies for STEM Fields: The Case of Purdue Polytechnic Leadership Academy. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 21(1), 49-71.
This study describes a competency modeling framework that inform the design of STEM education programs to identify needed interpersonal skills and successfully develop them in STEM students. The authors conducted focus groups and interviews with industry partners, and validated the model through empirical investigation of student outcomes by measuring proficiency, surveying alumni, and discussing with employers.