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MEETING OF THE FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AGENDA Stewart Center Room 314, 1: 00 – 3: 00 p. m. Meeting, January 20, 2006 1. 2. 3. Welcome Approval of the Minutes of the August 26, 2006 Meeting Introduction of New Faculty and Staff Reports of the Standing Committees and Questions/Answers 4. New Business 5. Dean’s Office Report to the Faculty 6. A. * Curriculum Committee – Jim Auter A. Hank Suerth, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship B. Reports of Offices and COE Related Entities (see attachments) 1. 2. 3. 4. COE Center for Educational Excellence (open discussion) Associate Dean for Learning and Engagement Associate Dean for Discovery and Faculty Development Department Heads Adjournment * Action Item
Ron Tzur Profile: • BS - Mathematics and Geography, 1986, University of Haifa • MS - Mathematics Education, 1992, Technion Israel Institute of Technology • Ph. D - Mathematics Education, 1995, University of Georgia • Areas of Scholarly Interest: His research interests include children's conceptions of mathematical concepts and conceptually-based and culturally-relevant pedagogy for teaching children about mathematics. Professor of Math Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction He has previously held faculty positions at Penn State University and North Carolina State University. He has been appointed a Professor of Mathematics Education here at Purdue. However, he will delay coming to Purdue full-time in order to serve as a program officer at the National Science Foundation beginning this month.
Tonya Agnew Profile: • BA, 2001—Visual Communication Design with minors in Communication, English and Psychology—Purdue University Areas of Scholarly Interest: • Color, Design, Communication Personal Interests: • Home improvement projects, gardening, photography, my kids’ sport and school activities, travel • Has lived in Lafayette since 1994. Originally from Dayton, Ohio Recent Experience: Director of Communications Development Office • Purdue Convocations-Graphic and Web Designer
Gloria Marlatt Profile: Personal Interests: • Cooking, Baking, Reading, Watching movies • Was adopted last year by a blind, deaf stray cat that I named Frank • Frank and Gloria moved to Lafayette the week she started working in COE Recent Experience: • Worked for a major Insurance company for 32 years “out east” • Secretary for the Senior Directors of Development, Office of Advancement, Purdue Development Assistant Development Office
Sherrelyn Meyer Profile: • BA - 1976 – Elementary Education, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK • MS - 1978 - Elementary Education, Indiana University (IUPUI) Areas of Scholarly Interest: • Undergraduate minor in Learning Disabilities Personal Interests: • Reading; gardening – vegetables, flowers, herbs; crossstitching; quilting; playing piano and guitar. • A Purdue Boilermaker! – according to her husband. Her grandfather was a ME professor at Purdue. Her parents, husband, and one son are Purdue graduates. Currently has one son who is a Purdue junior. Academic Counselor Office of Advising and Recruiting • Grew up in Noblesville, IN. Moved here to teach school. Taught for six years before becoming a stay at home mom. Raised two sons. Substitute taught after both sons in school. Recent Experience: • Insurance agent and Bank Manager – and never stopped teaching.
Jim Auter Curriculum Committee
Hank Suerth Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
Proposed Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Faculty Engagement Initiative Henry J. Suerth
Objective Generate increased faculty engagement at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.
How To Achieve Objective • Expand ‘faculty focused’ enhancement programs • Expand entrepreneurial culture with additional programs • Set realistic faculty expectation levels • Encourage Purdue centric economic development • Provide business concept support services • Leverage faculty time and resources • Help determine concept / product commercial viability • Ensure thorough business plan preparation
Additional Faculty Enhancement Programs • Faculty entrepreneur ‘Reality Check’ • • • Success definition / probability REAL market potential Risk assessment (personal / professional) Resource requirements Management / skill requirements Deal structure / funding options and impact on founder / inventor equity retention • IP ownership / control issues • Case studies • Actual entrepreneurs/organizations
Support Services for Faculty Businesses • Clarify commercialization ‘road map’ (with PRF) • Business plan development / review • Strategic • Operational • Financial • Market Research • New concept launch services (with PRF) • Management team identification • Funding (? ) • ‘Greenhouse’ for service business concepts • Formalized mentoring program
Burton D. Morgan Center Role in Commercialization Process • Generate faculty interest • Inform / enhance • Prepare for ‘hand-off’ to PRF
Reports of Offices and COE Related Entities
(Draft, 1/20/06) • Background and Justification – Educational needs of Indiana – Relationship to Strategic Plans & Initiatives • • Purdue’s Engagement Strategy Number 4 – Strengthen preparatory education through enhanced, ongoing engagement with P – 12 schools, with special emphasis on reading, writing, math and science College of Education’s Engagement Goals – (1) Provide leadership in addressing current issues in the field of education (2) Develop and enhance the college’s partnerships within the university and with local, state, national, and international constituents P – 12 Engagement Task Force, Forum & Report Vision – To be the most effective partner possible for schools across Indiana, enabling P – 12 students to learn and excel in their educational endeavors and encouraging Indiana’s P – 12 schools to be among the best in the world • Mission – To advance the practice and quality of P – 12 education through engagement and discovery • Potential Partners – P – 12 schools, Indiana education associations, existing Purdue education engagement projects & centers, OCEC, Centers at peer institutions, etc. • Products & Services – Partnership programs, searchable, web-based database of P – 12 programs and outreach services, leadership policy summits, program project evaluations, curriculum materials, professional development activities, collaborative funded projects, etc. • Organization, Management & Evaluation
Sidney Moon Associate Dean For Learning And Engagement
Jeff Gilger Associate Dean For Discovery And Faculty Development
Jim Lehman Department Head Curriculum and Instruction
Kevin Kelly Department Head Educational Studies