The transformation of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s undergraduate learning experience is built on 10 principles, and our departments/schools are all making great progress in changing the curricula necessary to implement the principles. I think it is important we remember the 10 principles were chosen based on evidence-based research.
I was reminded again of this when... Read More
Earlier this month Purdue President Mitch Daniels released his annual Open Letter to the People of Purdue focusing on the theme of “calculated risk.” The letter featured, among the University’s calculated risks, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s learning transformation efforts.... Read More
According to the Council of Graduate Schools, U.S. graduate school enrollment is a bit unstable at the moment, and has most recently been described as flat. Fortunately, that has not been the case at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. While enrollments across Polytechnic departments are mixed, they have risen steadily since 2014 from 485 to a current enrollment of 585. The goal is to continue... Read More
The future of a quality STEM education will be marked by programs that embrace a STEM-based discipline that has integrated the humanities and social sciences. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is leading that effort and making progress toward fulfilling the promise.
Integrated humanities studies is one of 10 elements that help define the transformation of the Polytechnic... Read More
I will be leading a seminar for first-year students in the Purdue Polytechnic to help them reflect outside of the classroom on what matters to them and why. In this not-for-credit seminar, students will be asked to reflect on important questions related to various aspects of... Read More
One of the major activities being led by faculty and staff in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute is the creation of the Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis. Its mission? To provide a rich, integrated, learning environment by providing a hands-on, STEM-focused education which teaches students the skills and knowledge needed to be successful throughout their careers and paves the way... Read More
As the semester begins to wind down, many of the efforts in the college are focused on end-of-semester academic happenings: senior capstone presentations, course projects, papers, grading, and final exam preparations. Even though it is a very busy time of the year, there are still a number of significant events to report on as the college continues with its transformation.
Through May 2... Read More
It has been a really remarkable few weeks for the college since my last Tech Insider update. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute and its faculty, staff and students continue to make news and enjoy accomplishments that are transformational.
One of the most significant events in the history of the college and Purdue University is the... Read More