ENE Memo: November 25, 2013

From the Head: 11/25

ENE Moves Forward: Our Guiding Compass

This is a time of year to catch breath and reflect on things. We have been through a series of changes these past few months with some people moving on and others joining us and settling in. We know that change is the only real constant in life; nothing stays the same. Family gatherings remind us of this truism.

Strategic growth in engineering over the next few years means that we are in a period of sustained change. If we simply grow but remain the same in what we do then we have missed the real opportunity here. Transformational growth is what we should be about.

After all, our stated mission in ENE is to transform engineering education based on research and scholarship.

We envision engineers who, in collaboration with others, help communities globally to achieve their aspirations in creative yet responsible and sustainable ways. The education of these engineers is informed by sophisticated knowledge about how people learn to engineer. It attracts and develops a diverse range of people and is suited to addressing complex sociotechnical issues.

This vision implies that we radically rethink the boundaries of engineering and the purpose of engineering education.

In doing so we aspire to be the change we envision. As such the behaviors we value are;

  • being collegial, cooperative and mutually supportive;
  • acting with integrity, respect, and building trust;
  • balancing work with other commitments;
  • being socially conscious in what we do and how we do it;
  • thinking strategically and striving for excellence and
  • being accountable.

Above all else we seek to put Students First, in all we do.

These are an inspiring and empowering set of ideas. They are the guiding compass that we co-created in 2007-08 strategic planning process. They have provided a firm foundation by which we have weathered many changes in the subsequent years and will continue to guide us into the future.   

Enjoy your break

 - David

Calendar: 11/25

 Fall 2013

  • Nov 28-29: Thanksgiving
  • Dec 2: TULIP - Messaging FYE Outside FYE, ARMS 3001, 1:30-3pm
  • Dec 11: Faculty Meeting, ARMS 1021 9:30-10:20am (New Date)

Spring 2014

  • Feb 19: ENE Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebrating 45 Years of  Interdisciplinary Engineering Education
  • April 9: ENE Turns 10: Celebrating a Decade of ENE / Open House and Research Exhibition

Summer 2014

  • June 12-13: SAVE THE DATE. Purdue, Engineering Education Futures: Hearing Global Perspectives   
  • June 14: ENE Alums & Friends Reception, Indianapolis Interdisciplinary Engineering Education
  • June 15-18: ASEE Conference, Indianapolis Engineering Education Futures

Kudos: 11/25

… to Alejandra Magana, Michael Falk and Michael Reese for the publication of a paper entitled “Introducing Discipline-Based Computing in Undergraduate Engineering Education” in ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 13 (4), November 2013, Article No. 16 

News and Information: 11/25

New ENE Business Manager

Araminta Brooks takes up duties as Business Manager for ENE/WIEP/MEP today, November 25, 2013. Welcome on-board Araminta!

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