IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

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Department News

TLC Graduate Assistants Present at IUPUI ePortfolio Showcase (3/22/2017)

TLC graduate students, Tiffany Whinery (left) and  Laura Green (right), share their electronic portfolios with participants in the March 3 IUPUI ePortfolio showcase.  They developed their ePortfolios during the summer 2016 course OLS 58100 Preparing for Career Transitions: Creating an ePortfolio. 

TLC Advisory Board Member Juletta Toliver named to human resources leadership post at IUPUI (3/22/2017)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Camy Broeker has announced the appointment of Juletta Toliver as senior human resources director/director of financial services.  Read more here.

TLC Student Spotlight (3/22/2017)

Danielle McDougal is an IUPUI Honors College Scholar and May 2017 candidate for degree completion with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication and the Honors Minor in Leadership. She is on track to graduate with highest distinction and begin her career as a technical writer, documenting procedures for manufacturing equipment for Nice-Pak.  Dani is also a contributing author for a local magazine – Around the Lakes.  

2017 JACADA Advisor of the Year Award

The Jaguar Academic Advising Association (JACADA) invites students, faculty, staff, and alumni to nominate faculty and staff academic advisors for the Advisor of the Year (AOY) award each year. Congratulations to OLS Advisor Elizabeth Wager, who was awarded the Faculty Advisor of the Year and Staff Advisor of the Year for 2017.

2017 Trustees Teaching Award

The Trustees Teaching Award honors individuals who have a positive impact on learning through the direct teaching of students, especially undergraduates. Congratulations to TCM Program Director Cori Renguette, who was awarded the 2017 Trustees Teaching Award.

IUPUI Top 100 Students

Congratulations to Amber Kriech, the only student from OLS who was recognized as an IUPUI Top 100 Student.

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Fall 2016 Dean's List Students

Congratulations to the Technology Leadership and Communication department's Fall 2016 Dean's List students!!

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OLS Graduate and Undergraduate Students Present Project Research at AABSS Conference

The American Association for Behavioral and Social Sciences is a national conference that invites students and professionals to present ongoing and completed research on a wide variety of topics within the social sciences. Graduate student Laura Green's presentation was titled "A Case for Corporate Volunteerism as a Means to Employee Retention: Achieving Organizational Commitment through Organizational Identity and Alignment of Values". It explored the role of organizational identification in predicting organizational commitment as a result of employee volunteerism. Graduate student Tiffany Whinery's presentation was titled, "Work-Life Relationships of Female Executives: Removing Barriers and Developing a Culture of Support". This research project explores ten female executives' experiences with personal and professional well-being, as well as the many factors that impact the cultivation of work-life balance.

OLS student Amber Kriech was accepted to the American Association for Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference that took place in Las Vegas, NV at the Flamingo Hotel from January 30-31, 2017.  Amber participated in the poster session that occurred on the 31st and shared the initial findings from the pilot run of the OLS Mentoring Program, which happened in the Fall of 2016.  Her poster featured my Abstract, Methods, shortened Literature Review, and Results.  The program uses upperclassmen and alumni of the OLS BS program to mentor OLS 10000 students, who are new to the program.  The goal is for the mentors to be able to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom through their various OLS classes and that the first-year students gain a better understanding of the program and the various opportunities it offers, tentatively plan their degree path, and learn from someone who was 'once in their shoes.'

TLC Undergraduate Program Coordinator Recognized at Annual Passport Breakfast

Passport Office Recognition Award

The TLC Department's Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Wager, received recognition for her outstanding service to the IUPUI and Ivy Tech Office of Coordinated Programs for recent collaboration. OLS and TCM are currently developing new articulation agreements to create seamless pathways for Ivy Tech graduates and certificate students to pursue career-focused baccalaureate degrees at IUPUI. 

Technical Communication Program's New Publication

The Department of Technology Leadership and Communication's Technical Communication program is excited to announce a new publication by Dr. Corinne Renguette, "Technical Communication, Academic Research, and Patient Education: A Multidisciplinary Collaboration" in the Society of Technical Communication journal, 

Technical Communication, 63(4).

The article describes the collaborative efforts between a software company, a hospital clinic, and an academic researcher who is also a technical communication practitioner. Best practices in technical communication were used to inform user-centered design, development, and assessment of an educational software application. Inte

rviews with users revealed insights about the application's influence on the language they used to discuss an upcoming surgical procedure. The article encourages other practitioners to collaborate in interdisciplinary partnerships and notes the value in using these types of collaborations to inform the technical communication curriculum and to help students develop much-needed workplace literacies. 

Technical Communication BS Student Releases Publication

Danielle McDougal, a Technical Communication BS degree student, has a publication on Amazon: The 99 Creative Writing Prompts for Writers is a collection of 99 writing prompts that are meant for writers to use to practice every day. 

CAEL Releases New Competency-Based Education Report

CAEL, an organization for Linking Learning and Work, recently released a Competency-Based Education publication: Giving CBE a Jumpstart: Stories of Institutional Progress on CBE from the Jumpstart Initiative. OLS Advisor Elizabeth Wager and former TLC Department Chair Stephen Hundley participated in this publication and provided support in producing the report.

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TLC Graduate Program

The U.S. Department of Education has recently given its approval for the TLC graduate program to offer financial aid to students earning the Human Resources Development (HRD) Graduate Certificate.  For more information about the graduate HRD Certificate, visit