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ENE Memo: April 8, 2013

From the Head: 4/8

This Tuesday, April 9, marks nine years since the Department, now School, of Engineering Education was officially approved by the Purdue Board of Trustees.

Last Friday, at the equivalent Board meeting this year, we received the excellent news that five of our faculty had been promoted. Heidi Diefes-Dux and Bill Oakes were promoted to Full Professor, and Monica Cardella, Alice Pawley and Johannes Strobel were promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. With these five promotions, we have crossed a threshold in the emergence of ENE. Over the past three years, a total of ten ENE faculty have been promoted. Like our extraordinary success in growing research funding and the graduate program and in transforming the FYE courses, this achievement is something that skeptics thought improbable.

I know it is a cliche, but I believe that our best is still before us. We have come a long way together - shared joys and overcome difficulties. To achieve our full potential, we need to be an open, honest, inclusive, and supportive community; generous in celebrating the successes of others, self-aware, attuned to hearing other's voices, empathetic to the difficulties of our co-workers, and able to place community needs above parochial interests and enrich our unique community rather than just benefitting from it. In short, to be a champion team as much as a team of champions, we must live out our espoused values.


Integrity, Respect, and Trust in Our Dealings  - espoused value ENE Strategic Plan, p3.

Calendar: 4/8

Spring 2013

  • April 8: Open House for FYE Support (Advising and Ops Center) for Industrial Advisory Council members
  • April 9: Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) - Theme: ENE's Second Decade
  • April 10: Engineering Engineering Education - Norm Augustine  10:30-11:30 am, Kurz Atrium, Armstrong Hall 
  • April 11: ENE Research Seminar: Dr. David Sears: Using Innovation with Contrasting Cases to Scaffold Collaborative Learning and Transfer
  • 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: 4/8 Heidi Diefes-Dux, Bill Oakes, Monica Cardella, Alice Pawley, and Johannes Strobel on their promotions to full professor (Heidi and Bill) and associate professor with tenure (Monica, Alice, and Johannes). These promotions take effect at the start of the fall semester in August. CONGRATULATIONS!

News and Information: 4/8

Welcome, Terri Sanger

Please join the ENE community in welcoming Terri Sanger to the position of Research Data and Community Coordinator. She took up her duties Monday, March 25.

Terri is working in a majority of her role at the current NSF DR K-12 project, helping us push this project over the finish line. Terri is managing INSPIRE's Undergraduate Pre-College Research In STEM Education (URPISE) Academy, managing other research project's needs and supports INSPIRE in our relationship with school and education communities. The position serves in a critical role of research quality assurance and relationship building.

Terri brings with her over ten years in academic and non-profit B to 12 environments most recently as Prekindergarten Program Director for Partnership for Children in North Carolina administering a prekindergarten program for seven counties and over 45 classrooms. She has extensive expertise in K-12 STEM education both as project coordinator and educational outreach personnel. All of her degrees are in different fields of education including general education, elementary education (B.S.) and Special Education (M.S.). Please welcome Terri to our ever-growing ENE community.

Tips from the Business Office on Concur

  • We are requiring travelers to use the mileage calculator when completing an expense report. Please remember to complete the calculator instead of estimating mileage. If you forget, you will have to recall your trip and correct it.
  • If you are having difficulty finding your account number in Concur, please use an asterisk (*) before your account number (i.e.- *8000012345). You will need to wait for the list of accounts to refresh before you will see your account number.
  • If you are traveling on multiple accounts or an account that uses an SIO (SIOs always starts with 75 -i.e.- 7500001234), you have to do the following:
    • Once you have entered your primary account number on the header, click the Expenses tab.
    • Enter any additional expenses.
    • Select the checkboxes to the left of the expenses. If you click the top checkbox, it will auto-select all expenses.
    • Click “Allocate”.
    • This will give you the opportunity to split accounts or add an SIO.
  • David has defined Blanket Travel as the following: This is a same day trip without any common carriers (airfare, rail). If you are traveling on a trip that fits this criteria, you can create an expense report when you return. If you will be gone overnight, you will need to enter a trip request to notify your supervisor that you will be away from campus. (Note: If you book in Concur, your supervisor will automatically be notified).
  • If you are traveling on a $0 trip, this means that you will not claim any expenses when you return. You do not need to enter an account number. If you will be claiming any expenses (per diem, mileage, etc.), this is not a $0 trip and we will need an account number entered.
  • Please follow the College of Engineering naming convention for trips: ENE_First Initial Last Name_Destination_First Date of Travel (i.e. ENE_AJackson_Chicago_3/14/13).
To suggest content for future issues of ENE Memo, contact David Radcliffe or Lisa Tally by midday Friday for the following week's issue.