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ENE Memo: April 15, 2013

From the Head: 4/15

Although one of the espoused values in the ENE Strategic Plan is work-life balance, perhaps a more holistic way to approach this issue is to think about work-life fit.  Another helpful perspective is to frame this as an apparent polarity to be managed rather than as a type of trade-off. Ultimately, as work provides meaning and a reason as much as a paycheck, the question of balance or fit becomes less problematic.


Balancing work with other commitments - espoused value ENE Strategic Plan, p3.

Calendar: 4/15

Spring 2013

  • April 17: ENE Faculty discussion on Advising Philosophy, 8:30-9:20, ARMS 1028
  • April 24: Final Faculty Meeting for 2012-13 (8:30-9:20)
  • May 8-9: ENE Advance (9-4) ENE's Second Decade

Summer 2013

  • June 17 - July 11:  STAR​ (Student Transition, Advising and Registration)

Fall 2013

  • Aug 14: ENE Faculty Advance 
  • Aug 19: Classes Begin
  • Sept 27: 2nd Annual First-Year Engineering Friday
  • Sept 28 Homecoming & Family Weekend
  • TBD:   ABET Site Visit (Mon + Tues; most likely in Oct)
  • Nov 8: Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) 
  • Nov 9: ENE Friends at the Football
  • Nov 14: 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium

Kudos: 4/15 Alice Pawley on being named the recipient of the ASEE-ERM division's best paper award. The paper is based on Alice's NSF CAREER work. She will receive the award at the ASEE conference this summer. Jiabin (Emily) Zhu on the successful defense of her dissertation, "Personal Epistemological Development of Chinese Engineering Doctoral Students in U.S. Institutions: An Application of Perry's Theory." Upon graduation, she will work as an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Shanghai Jian Tong University. Sean Brophy and Alejandra Magana (an ENE PhD alumna), who, with co-author Alejandro Strachan, published the paper "Lectures and Simulation Laboratories to Improve Learners' Conceptual Understanding" in the Winter 2013 issue of Advances in Engineering Education.

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