competency-based degree

Self-directed learning motivates Polytech student

"I was given work that I had no idea how to do," first-year student Peter Starr candidly admitted to 150 faculty and staff. "After a while, I realized that was the whole point. It forced me to go to [my professors] to ask good questions [and] to learn on my own."

Starr described his experiences in the new competency-based education program at the College of Technology Dean's Forum on October 31.

President Daniels praises Purdue Polytechnic

Purdue Polytechnic's "intriguing new ideas" are "well-matched to the moment," he says

In a forum with faculty and staff, Purdue President Mitch Daniels expressed strong support for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and the College of Technology's transformative efforts.

"Many of you have come forward with very intriguing new ideas about a new pedagogy and a new direction for this college, and I have become enormously excited about it," President Daniels said.