Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

For the last decade, Middle Tennessee State University has established itself as a leader in training the next generation of aviation professionals through its Flight Operations Center – Unified Simulation program, also known as the NASA FOCUS Lab. The FOCUS Lab is a complex operation involving around a dozen students per team, who are assigned to nine different positions within the lab, as well as positions within a remotely operated flight simulator. As a high-fidelity simulation, the Lab requires detailed training protocols and documentation for each position, which incorporate duties and tasks designed to simulate those required by positions within real world airline flight operations centers. This proposal is for the collection and analysis of research data pertaining to training evaluations given to participants in MTSU’s FOCUS Lab, with the goal of evaluating efficacy and improvements made to training protocols over time, as well as conducting a training needs assessment to help enhance future training protocols. Research will include an in-depth examination of training evaluation data collected from FOCUS Lab participants over the last several years, including both qualitative and quantitative data. This data will be used as part of both personnel and task assessments.

Date

October 2018

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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Conducting a training needs assessment for the MTSU NASA FOCUS Lab

For the last decade, Middle Tennessee State University has established itself as a leader in training the next generation of aviation professionals through its Flight Operations Center – Unified Simulation program, also known as the NASA FOCUS Lab. The FOCUS Lab is a complex operation involving around a dozen students per team, who are assigned to nine different positions within the lab, as well as positions within a remotely operated flight simulator. As a high-fidelity simulation, the Lab requires detailed training protocols and documentation for each position, which incorporate duties and tasks designed to simulate those required by positions within real world airline flight operations centers. This proposal is for the collection and analysis of research data pertaining to training evaluations given to participants in MTSU’s FOCUS Lab, with the goal of evaluating efficacy and improvements made to training protocols over time, as well as conducting a training needs assessment to help enhance future training protocols. Research will include an in-depth examination of training evaluation data collected from FOCUS Lab participants over the last several years, including both qualitative and quantitative data. This data will be used as part of both personnel and task assessments.