Faculty and Staff Profiles:
Getting to know Eric Matson
Eric Matson, assistant professor of computer and information technology,
joined the Purdue faculty in 2008, the same year he completed his
doctorate at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to his appointment in
the College of Technology, Matson was a lecturer in computer science in
engineering at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and he spent 14
years in industry “doing anything from software engineer to director of
Read the full story.
Two receive Good to Great awards for NSF grants
Dean Gary Bertoline honored two faculty with the Good to Great Awards during the monthly Dean’s Forum Sept. 9.
Full coverage of Solar Decathlon planned
The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011 competition heats up this week as the teams travel to Washington, D.C. The Purdue INHome team will maintain a blog throughout the competition, and the College of Technology communications team will provide additional coverage.
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Coverage will also include updates on the college's Facebook, Twitter (#sd2011) and Flickr pages.
Rodgers one of 'Five Students who are Green Makers'
Kevin Rodgers, a graduate student in mechanical engineering technology
and project manager of Purdue’s Solar Decathlon team, is profiled in September's “Five Students who are Green Makers” feature on the Purdue
Dean Fellow application due Sept. 30
Dean Gary Bertoline has created a Dean Fellow program, which is open to tenured faculty members.
Dean Fellows have the opportunity to have high-risk, high-gain ventures that are beneficial to the college funded. Up to two faculty members each year can be funded. The program also provides faculty an opportunity to take on a leadership position and work with the administration in the college. Those who have experience in leading curriculum or research projects and are interested in developing initiatives at the college level are encouraged to apply. The position could begin as early as January 2012. The start date is negotiable and is for academic year or summer appointments.
The person chosen for this position will work with the appropriate associate dean or Dean Bertoline. Tenured faculty members on the Purdue West Lafayette campus are eligible for up to a 0.5 FTE appointment for two semesters. Home departments of the chosen faculty member will recoup the salary savings associated with the Dean Fellow for academic year appointments.
Those interested in applying should email materials no later than September 30, 2011 to Janet Ebershoff with the subject line: Dean Fellow Program. The application packet should include:
- Current curriculum vitae.
- Letter describing the proposed activity, deliverable to be expected, length of time and dates for the project, and the person’s interest with a summary of related expertise and experience.
- The proposed activity must align with the College’s strategic priorities.
- The proposed activity must have a deliverable that is completed within the funded period of time.
- Budget not to exceed $10,000 for travel or other expenses related to the project.
- Endorsement letter from the applicant’s department head.
Grants available for developing online courses
The Purdue Extended Campus and ITaP are offering an internal grant to increase the number of online courses accessible to students at West Lafayette. The College of Technology will match grant awards for successful proposals.
Carlos Morales, associate professor of computer graphics technology, has been appointed distance learning director for the college by the dean. He is willing to work with any faculty interested in pursuing the granting opportunity.
Morales said that large service courses, high-volume courses that are required by several disciplines, and the CoT core course could be ideal candidates for the grant. While these types of courses will be given priority, the grant program is not limited to them.
Download the Distance Learning Course Development guidelines.
Sadowski moving to PEC
Mary Sadowski, associate dean for undergraduate programs, has been appointed interim dean for Purdue's Extended Campus (PEC). She will take over for Mark Pagano, who has been appointed provost at Montana State University Billings.
Sadowski will transition into her new position over the next few weeks; her last day in the College of Technology will be September 30.
Dean Gary Bertoline will name an interim associate dean to fill Sadowski's position soon.
CoT in the news
- Hector Arana, a mechanical engineering technology student in New Albany, has won his first Pro Stock race. Read more.
- The Purdue Alumnus has included an extensive article on the Solar Decathlon team. Read the article (starting on page 22).
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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
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