This has been a year of tremendous success for the college by nearly every metric we track. We have achieved these accomplishments because of the great work of our faculty, staff, and students. We have had many challenges over the past year, but we have persevered and overcome many of them. The transformation of the college is picking up momentum as we better prepare graduates for their future... Read More
During the first week of November, I had the pleasure of traveling to Colombia, South America, with, Robert Cox, our associate dean for globalization, and José Garcia, an assistant professor in our School of Engineering Technology. José was raised in Bogota, Colombia, and he completed his undergraduate work at the Universidad de Los Andes.
We visited the campuses of four... Read More
I am pleased to pass along more great news for our college as we pass the fall term’s midway point. We just learned that we are receiving a $3 million gift earmarked for our transformation efforts in the advanced manufacturing arena. This generous gift will provide us the resources we need to put ideas into action. We are still working with the donor on using some of the funds for naming... Read More
Welcome back for the 2015-2016 academic year! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are refreshed and ready for another transformative year in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. The busy and exciting academic year we completed in June has set up another year full of opportunities, decisions and announcements.
During the summer months, we continued to strengthen our leadership position in... Read More
I would like to share some insights on two major activities: one related to an opportunity for our college to fill a critical need in the area of manufacturing and the other related to our bold step forward in establishing a polytechnic high school in Indianapolis.
Over the past few years, the College of Technology, primarily through the Polytechnic... Read More
At Purdue University, academic programs are organized under 10 administrative units called “colleges” or “schools”, all led by academic deans. The academic programs where faculty and staff are organized to deliver degree programs, conduct research, and engage with the community and industry are called “departments” or “schools”. Oddly the use of... Read More
I would like to share an update on three very important activities – one that takes place tomorrow (April 29), one that will be highly visible beginning Fall 2015, and one that may take place over the summer.
Purdue Day of Giving
As you know we have been getting a great deal of support from Purdue President Mitch Daniels for our transformational efforts. Financially, the college has received support through an increase in recurring funding as well as the recent gift from Lilly Endowment Inc.
Just as important has been the president... Read More
During the last several months you may have heard bits and pieces of information about some exciting plans and activities in our college. Much of the publicity has revolved around topics such as the transformation of the college, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and a new competency-based degree being developed. I am sending you this email to answer some of the questions you may have and to... Read More
Faculty and staff development is an important part of the Polytechnic initiative. I would like to review a few important concepts related to faculty and staff development, a plan for which is currently being created and will be shared with everyone in the college in a few weeks.
A... Read More