The University of Oklahoma (OU) announced plans to develop a Polytechnic Institute in Tulsa. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, a former Purdue senior vice president now serving as OU’s vice president for research and partnerships, helped inspire the idea after witnessing Purdue Polytechnic’s successful transformation.
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute has set an all-time record for total enrollment at its West Lafayette location, surpassing the total set in 2006. The new record of 4,377 represents the complete reversal of an earlier eight-year decline.
Purdue University will be a major research and education partner with Italpollina, an Italian fertilizers and specialty plant nutrition company that is building its North American headquarters in Anderson, Indiana.
Three Purdue Polytechnic faculty members discussed the challenges of transforming curriculum for the digital age Monday on an Internet radio show.
“How do you get people who are very successful in what they’re doing, in a very stable organization, in a great university like Purdue [to embrace change]?” asked Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, in an appearance on “Big Beacon Radio: Transforming Higher Education.”
The Department of Aviation Technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute will be renamed the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology effective immediately. The change was approved by the Purdue University Board of Trustees at its October 9 meeting in West Lafayette.
The list of majors available in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute has jumped from 11 to 36 in just one year.
Mike Swain, director of Purdue Polytechnic Richmond, explains Purdue Polytechnic’s name change to the local newspaper.
“It’s a change of philosophy,” he said. “It goes a lot to the learning and the teaching.”
And it is influencing the offered programs in Richmond and how they connect to the local economy.
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Purdue Polytechnic Statewide faculty and administrators appeared Thursday (July 23) on "IN Focus," a public affairs broadcast on WGTV / Whitewater Community Television in Richmond. Michael Swain, director of Purdue Polytechnic Richmond, James G.
Purdue Polytechnic Institute faculty will play a role in developing curriculum and teaching methods for a new STEM-focused charter school sponsored by Purdue.
Gary Bertoline, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, will speak about “You Are What You Know: The Move Toward Competency-Based Programs” during the fourth annual U.S. News STEM Solutions conference.