Bertoline preparing to take over as CoT dean July 1
Gary R. Bertoline has been appointed dean of the Purdue College of Technology. The appointment, ratified by the university's Board of Trustees May 17, is effective July 1.
Bertoline, who has been at Purdue since 1990, is associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Technology, distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology, professor of computer and information technology, and executive director of the Center for Professional Studies and Applied Research (ProSTAR).
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to serve the college as its dean,” Bertoline said. “I look forward to working with faculty, staff and alumni to help lead the nation in the definition and preparation of the 21st century technologist.”
Since the announcement May 9, Bertoline has been working with Dean Dennis Depew to ensure a smooth transition.
“There are a few key hires that will be announced soon that I have been able to have input on,” he said. “There will be other announcements as the summer progresses as a result of the transition.”
Bertoline will replace Depew, who is returning to the faculty after serving as dean for the last nine years.
“I truly want to thank Dean Depew for his leadership and years of service. When I start my administration July 1, I’ll be building off of a great foundation created by him and the college’s previous deans,” Bertoline said. “Just as Dean Depew talked about ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ during his tenure, he will now become another giant who has raised us all up as we look to the future.”
Read the official Purdue news release.
Read the Lafayette Journal & Courier coverage.
Download Bertoline's Vision for the College of Technology. (This document and the ideas presented in it will be discussed by faculty, staff and alumni over the next few months. It provides a "general sense and understanding" of what Bertoline sees as high priorities for the next few years.)
Core curriculum to provide foundation for College of Technology
A two-year process that began with a desire to create a common learning
experience for all College of Technology students will launch Fall 2011
with the first course of the core curriculum — TECH12000 (Technology and
The planning committee for the core curriculum sought participation from
representatives from each academic department. That input resulted in a
set of courses that will be foundational to each student’s CoT
We sat down with three individuals who have been involved with the
project since the initial meetings: Mary Sadowski, associate dean for
undergraduate programs; Dan Lybrook, associate professor of
organizational leadership and supervision; and Pat Connolly, associate
professor of computer graphics technology. They offered their
perspectives on the planning process, the purpose of the core
curriculum, and the courses that will make up the curriculum.
CoT named CUDA Teaching Center by NVIDIA
The College of Technology at Purdue University has been named a CUDA
Teaching Center by NVIDIA Corporation. Bedrich Benes, associate
professor of computer graphics technology, will coordinate the Teaching
Center activities, which will include courses, training and outreach to
industry and academia.
In the News: CoT-South Bend part of NW Indiana nano education
The Purdue College of Technology at South Bend is playing a role in
bringing nanotechnology education to northwest Indiana. They are working
with other institutions to help educate future technologists and
engineers about nanotechnology.
Two named University Faculty Scholars
Bedrich Benes, associate professor of computer graphics technology, and Qingyou Han, associate professor of mechanical engineering technology were recognized as University Faculty Scholars during the University Faculty Awards Convocation April 28.
The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. Eligible faculty must hold the rank of tenured associate or full professor and have been in that rank for no more than five years. Faculty Scholars are appointed for a nonrenewable five-year term and receive an annual $10,000 discretionary allocation.
CoT faculty appointed to University Senate committees
The University Senate made appointments to standing and faculty committees at its April 25 meeting. The appointments include several Technology faculty.
- New member of the Faculty Affairs Committee and his term of service: Phillip Rawles, associate professor of computer technology, one year.
- New member of the University Grade Appeals Committee and his term of service: Jan Lugowski, associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, three years
- Regular member of the University Censure and Dismissal Procedures Committee through May 31, 2014: Kirk Alter, associate professor of building construction management
Engagement activities may be added to new P-12 Portal
Faculty and staff are encouraged to add their upcoming engagement
activities to the new campus-wide P-12 Portal, which will feature
activities such as camps, programs, and events for school-age kids. The
portal is available at www.purdue.edu/p12portal.
a collaboration between the Office of Engagement and the College of
Education, the P-12 Portal seeks to serve as the hub for all preschool
through grade 12 events, programs and activities as well as professional
development for P-12 educators. In addition to reaching the external
audience of parents and educators, the portal also seeks to serve an
internal purpose -- to enable collaboration across the campus.
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Jun 5: Webinar: online biometrics master's degree, sponsored by ProSTAR, 4:00 (EDT). Call 765-496-2604 for details.
Jun 9-13: TOTAL camp for 7th and 8th graders
Jun 11-13: Purdue Summer Leadership Institute, College of Technology at Richmond
Jun 13-16: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Jun 20-23: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Jun 23-27: TEAM camp for 9th and 10th graders
Jun 27-30: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Jun 30 - Aug 2: STEM Academic Boot Camp.
Jul 10-12: Tapestry Workshop for high school leaders and teachers
Jul 11-14: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Sep 13: 10th Annual TechPride Golf Scramble
Oct 18-20: Deming Institute: Out of the Crisis – New Thinking for a Sustainable World, Purdue University