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After reading College Unbound by Jeffrey Selingo recently, I began to ponder the value of a college education and the need for higher education to change. Selingo suggests that there are five disruptive forces... Read More

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Happy New Year and welcome back to another semester in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University! 2015 was a remarkable year of progress in the transformation of the college as we work to better align ourselves with the digital age; 2016 promises to be even better! There are many transformation activities underway or... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Advanced Manufacturing

Over the past few years, the College of Technology, primarily through the Polytechnic... Read More

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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

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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

More than 40 campus units, including the College of Technology, will be involved in the second annual Purdue Day of Giving... Read More

Authored by Gary Bertoline Gary Bertoline     Comments 0 Comments     Categories College Update, Transformation

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

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