This paper reviews research related to four recent business management models of charismatic and inspirational leadership. It goes on to select the key traits and behaviors of these leadership models for the workplace environment and use them as the foundation of a model for a loving faculty member. Like the business leader, the devoted, caring professor leads his engineering students in their quest for knowledge, growth and learning. Based upon peer-reviewed leadership research which reports the value and benefits of a caring, mentoring and loving leader in the business world, the loving professor will also be successful in meeting the learning needs of students in the 21st century classroom. As faculty transition from the ways of old - the authoritarian, dictator, Machiavellian ways of teaching - they must search within themselves and ask, ?How should I act so as to achieve the rank of loving professor? Which behaviors, activities and actions will allow me to successfully lead my students and best promote their learning??
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Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)
Trippe, Anthony P., Loving Your Students - A Faculty Model for Today's Classroom, Paper presented at the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Session 3147, Portland, Oregon, June 12 - 15, 2005.
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