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  1. Faculty and Staff

  2. One-year MS/MEng Actual # of students Target # of students 85 100 10 available now, 6 expected for FA15 submission: Architectural Engineering, Real Estate Development, Building Envelope Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Nanoscience, Engineering Science

  3. Blueprint for Global Preeminence GOALS: Show how much the College of Engineering contributes to Penn State and Show how we compare to other universities so we can make improvements to Present a five-year plan for growth of faculty, staff and facilities

  4. Blueprint for Global Preeminence CONTENTS: Strategy Education and Research Thrusts Benchmarks Implementation Plan Faculty Composition Administration and Support Services Space and Infrastructure Financial Analysis

  5. Faculty Hiring Summary

  6. Entrance to Major Assessment PSU currently: Many schools: • C or better in select courses • Minimum GPA • ETM in 4th semester • No guarantee; controls • ETM in freshman • Some students know what they want • Complications associated with change • Ad hoc committee with EFC involvement Hybrid/LionPATH • Some direct admits, others can come later if space • Opportunity to enter the major early • Rewards highly motivated students

  7. Climate Survey ENGAGE: Enhancing the Learning and Working Environment at Penn State Engineering • Sorely needed community benchmarks • Survey of all sub-communities • Rankin and Associates assisting • Survey Feb. 2016; report mid-summer • All inclusive committee

  8. Project-based Learning Assessment Investigate the possibility of establishing a PSU model for PBL in large public universities • Target enrollment of 30 students/year • Cohort-based to build community Innovations over traditional curricula: • Design across all 4 years • Inquiry-based methods in lab courses • Self-directed learning, including meta-cognition • Develop ability to be innovative, entrepreneurial • Pervasive integration of humanities

  9. REU and BEU REU program established in 2014 to give undergraduate students research experience with a faculty member UP REU: Multi-Campus REU: • 88 students (21 female, 67 male, 17 intl) since summer of 2014 • Six-week summer program: 33 students, 6 campuses, 49 faculty members BEU • Initiative from CoE to provide business training, enabling students to wrap business plans around their engineering project/product; support of Smeal • Will be launched in summer of 2016 • Inaugural cohort of up to 10 engineering students

  10. Salary Adjustment Program Average Salary Increases for Staff FY 2011-12 FY 2012-13 FY 2013-14 1.54% 3.02% 2.96% FY 2014-15 FY 2015-16 3.07% 3.19% Negotiated Extra: $30,000 Negotiated Extra: $12,000