1. Election for ERM Executive Board Positions: Chair and Two Directors
2. ASEE Interdivisional Committee Virtual Conference on “The Cutlure of TEaching” – April 24-27
3. Workshop: PEER Collaborative Peer Mentoring Workshop and Unconference
4. Call for Research Participants: Seeking Engineering Student Survey Participants
5. Position Announcement: PhD Student to Perform Engineering Education Research – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
6. Position Announcement: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lecturer position at University of Michigan
7. Position Announcement: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, NSF-Funded Project on the Persistence of Women in Engineering
1. ELECTION FOR ERM EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS: CHAIR AND TWO DIRECTORS
ERM 2017 Ballot
The ERM ballot is now open and will close on April 17. The electronic ballot includes 1) a proposed revision to the ERM bylaws and 2) the election of the division Chair and two Directors.
You may cast you ballot here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ERM2017a
Please contact Jay Pembridge (ERM Nominating Committee Chair, James.Pembridge@erau.edu) if you have any questions about the election or Monica Cardella (ERM Division Chair) if you are interested in getting involved by volunteering to chair a committee, serve on a committee, review papers, or serve as an Apprentice Faculty Grant Mentor.
The election timeline is:
March 1: Nominations Open
March 17: Nominations Closed
April 1: Elections Begin
April 17: Elections End
May 1: Announcement of new officers
2. ASEE INTERDIVISIONAL COMMITTEE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON “THE CULTURE OF TEACHING” – APRIL 24-27
** The 2017 Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting to be held at the ASEE Annual Conference in June will focus on “The Culture of Teaching.” A pre-event activity, the Virtual Conference, will be held April 24-27. I believe that this is an important event for ERM members to participate in, and I encourage you to participate in this important discussion which will help to prepare for the Town Hall Meeting. Below is the message from Atsushi Akera, chair of the committee.
As part of the 2017 Interdivisional Town Hall meeting, the 2017 ASEE Interdivisional Town Hall Planning Committee is convening a Virtual Conference at the following site:
2017 ASEE Interdivisional Town Hall meeting
“The Culture of Teaching”*
Monday, April 24th (8am EDT) – Thursday, April 27th (11pm EDT)
This is an exciting event focusing on twelve different aspects of our culture of teaching, contributed by the delegates from the co-sponsoring divisions. We’ll be using the responses to structure the hand-on activities at the Town Hall meeting itself in Columbus.
2017 ASEE Interdivisional Town Hall Planning Committee
(Scroll down on this link for a list of members & contributors)
(*Content may be previewed in advance; the site will open up for comments on April 24th.)
3. WORKSHOP: PEER COLLABORATIVE PEER MENTORING WORKSHOP AND UNCONFERENCE
Are you a faculty member (pre-tenure, tenured or mid-career faculty) or research staff who is primarily evaluated on your engineering education research? The PEER Collaborative is a small but growing community of people in a similar situation who mentor each other in engineering education research matters
The 2017 PEER Collaborative National Workshop is scheduled in parallel with the ASEE Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Specific dates and times are still TBD.
More information and signup at http://peer-collaborative.org.
4. CALL FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS: SEEKING ENGINEERING STUDENT SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
We ask that you please distribute this survey link widely to students in your engineering programs. We are collecting student responses to inform our study: “Impacts of Prior Work Experience on Adult, Non-Traditional Engineering Students” (NSF #1360987/1361028). We are seeking responses from engineering undergraduate students of all ages, 18 years and older. We are aiming to collect at least 500 responses from diverse institutes of higher education. Survey participants will respond to a variety of questions regarding their professional identity, experience, and more. Responses are not linked to individual participants.
Thank you kindly,
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, University of New Haven
Shannon Ciston, University of California, Berkeley
Melissa Whitson, University of New Haven
5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: PHD STUDENT TO PERFORM ENGINEERING EDUCATION RESEARCH- SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY
Our team received an official approval from NSF to pursue our research on “Extending the Theoretical Framework of Numeracy to Engineers.” We explicitly budgeted for a PhD student to perform this work. Technically, the student will receive a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, but their research would be related to Engineering Education Research.
In short, numeracy is described as the means to translate math between all of its forms: symbolic, verbal, visual, and physical. This is a well-established field in the areas of health and social sciences, but not engineering. While research has been done in engineering on numeracy, the formal name or theory never has been associated with that work. The goal of the research is to formally establish the theory of engineering numeracy in a number of ways including identifying its core competencies. The second part of the work will involve developing a concept inventory to measure engineering numeracy.
If you know a student who may be interested in this, please encourage them to apply. All disciplines, genders, races, etc… are welcome to apply. All we desire is a genuine interest in the field and a motivated worker. If this sounds of interest to you (as a student) or you can think of an undergraduate in your program who may be a good fit, please forward this to them. Interested parties may contact me at any time at email@example.com.
6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION LECTURER POSITION AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Is your research focus or career emphasis related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in engineering? If so, you may be interested in applying to this position. University of Michigan is seeking a lecturer to teach engineering courses and support the College of Engineering’s strategic DEI initiatives (job posting at this site: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/140133/leo_lecturer_iii). Applications are open until April 30.
7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, NSF-FUNDED PROJECT ON THE PERSISTENCE OF WOMEN IN ENGINEERING
This is a non-tenure track, 12 month post-doctoral associate position funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that explores the persistence of women, particularly women of color faculty in engineering, within the context of race, class, and gender. The post-doctoral associate will join an interdisciplinary research team including faculty and graduate students from the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University, the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, and the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University.
The successful candidate will co-lead a team of undergraduate and graduate students across all phases of the research and should demonstrate expertise in qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and mixed methods. This researcher will also assist with overseeing the logistics, internal and external communication and coordination of the project and will assist with managing and coordinating documentation, budgets, timelines, and reports. Quantitative expectations include the creation, launch, and analyses of a national survey of women engineering faculty representing race, class, and gender. Qualitative expectations involve the utilization of techniques such as interviews, focus groups, document analysis, discourse analysis, and multi- modal analysis, for scholarship and research that contribute to the overall project. Most ideal would be an advanced knowledge of qualitative social science techniques of data collection and analysis and knowledge of current debates in regard to qualitative methods.
The candidate is expected to draw upon theoretical perspectives across a variety of fields (e.g., higher education sociology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology). Benefits include opportunities to contribute to a collaborative, positive, congenial and professional team environment; to be mentored by nationally recognized faculty with diverse perspectives; to disseminate findings at national conferences and within peer-reviewed scholarly journals. The salary for this position is $50,000.
The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Sociology, science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) Education, Leadership and Policy Studies, Learning Sciences, or related fields and must demonstrate skills in retrieving, reviewing, and synthesizing literature related to higher education, sociology, anthropology, or other related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in mixed methods research. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent statistical analyses, instrument development, and/or survey research skills and will have experience overseeing research projects; preparing reports and manuscripts; conducting and transcribing interviews; and organizing and compiling qualitative and quantitative data. The candidate must demonstrate research interest(s) in one or more of the following areas: STEM postsecondary education; recruitment and retention of STEM graduate students and faculty; mixed methods in STEM education; and intersectionality across diverse contexts. Good verbal and written skills in English are required.
Send a letter electronically addressing your interest and qualifications, a current vita, the names of three professional references, and a copy of one or more publications (published or in press) to Dr. Monica F. Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor and Chair, Department of Engineering Education, The Ohio State University and to Dr. Ebony McGee (email@example.com), Assistant Professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University. The first round of application screenings will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.