Christian Engineering Education Conference
Moving from an institution to another, particular from university to college
and vice versa in entirely difference geographical location and culture, as
an academician may be rocky, painful and challenging. This could be due to differences
in philosophies, policies, and practices. What are the potential problems? What
are the surviving strategies? How can it affect faith, relationships and academic
reputation? How can mistakes be avoided? What can be done to make such changes
pleasant and fulfilling?
In this paper, transitional experience of moving from university to college as an environmental/mechanical engineering teacher in an entirely different setting is shared. It highlights a number of difficulties experienced, strategies adopted and lessons learnt. In totality, the experience shows that absolute reliance on Christ for direction at all times is the main ingredient for success of a Christian and the solution to problems. Furthermore, the paper advocates being an example of believers by following in the steps of the master teacher (Jesus) and trusting Him for His promises, because faithful is He that promised for He will perform it.
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