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Purdue Polytechnic Institute, A Transformative Plan

  1. 1. Purdue Polytechnic Institute Faculty Fellows Workshop, October 10, 2013 Getting back to WHAT Talking about HOW Contemplating IF and THEN Closing Thoughts h?v=dxPVyieptwA
  2. 2. Our Vision The Purdue Polytechnic Institute will be the nation’s premiere technological college, an innovative institution that seeks to redefine technology curricula and use-inspired research. Our Mission The Purdue Polytechnic Institute seeks to educate technologists in a Learn by Doing environment through the application of theory to practice. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute balances the arts, science, and technology through the tight integration of these disciplines to prepare leaders, researchers, technological innovators and whole-system thinkers to serve the needs of industry and solve global challenges.
  3. 3. Purpose The Purdue Polytechnic Institute will serve as an incubator—a “hot house” or “skunk works”—in the College of Technology, where transformation can thrive. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute will serve as a disruptive transformer and is motivated by the widening gulf between the excitement and passion in generations of students who are adventurous, curious, and socially and environmentally aware.
  4. 4. What It Is…  The Purdue Polytechnic Institute (PPI) provides students with a transformative learning experience that is uniquely aligned with the needs of industry and society.  The curriculum is almost entirely based on Learn by Doing through project-based learning experiences along with self-paced and competency-based instruction.  Students will be prepared as innovators and leaders who possess deep technical skills and business management principles.  The technical skill and knowledge are integrated with the humanities to build an understanding of applying science and technology to social issues, problems, and solutions.
  5. 5. Approach The Purdue Polytechnic Institute will create an educational environment that nurtures and unleashes student enthusiasm and passion rather than discourages and filters them out.  Incubator that permits learning innovation  Changing Underlying Culture  Strategic Partnerships  Adoption of methods that address systematic and sustainable change
  6. 6. Transforming the Student Learning Experience  The PPI will be a zero-gravity space that is free of constraints, restrictions, and traditions.  The newly created education will be formed by well- established research and evidence based best-practices and will be developed in an environment that encourages innovation and risk taking.
  7. 7. Transforming the Student Learning Experience Once it is fully implemented, the Polytechnic curricula may include the following required experiences: o Semester-long Study Away experience o Disciplinary integration with Liberal Arts o Undergraduate research projects or student-based projects o History and Impact of Things & Stuff o Creativity and problem solving o Leadership and supervision principles o Real-world Immersive Capstone Experience (RICE) o Foreign language o Polytechnic Field Experience o iMakers Certificate Program o iMakers Lab and iLearning Lab o The Sustainability Initiative o Principles of critical thinking and logic o Common first-year core curriculum o Business and enterprise practices
  8. 8. Student Learning Outcomes The Purdue Polytechnic curriculum will prepare graduates for highly skilled technical careers, lifelong learning and citizenship. Learning outcomes will include:  critical thinking and problem solving  access and analyze information in novel situations  integrate and fabricate technology to innovate and solve problems  problem solve using technical knowledge applied at a system or enterprise level  Proven application of the lifecycle of innovation in business and industry settings
  9. 9. Distinctive Attributes of Purdue Polytechnic Institute  Creation of an Interdisciplinary Technology Studies Division o The Interdisciplinary Technology Studies (ITS) Division in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute will serve as a center for undergraduate education innovation that extends beyond traditional departmental boundaries. o The Interdisciplinary Technology Studies Division will be an incubator for new ideas—including experimental programs and courses—as well as curriculum designed to promote the ideals of technology education.
  10. 10. New Courses in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute  Humanities & Technology—a first year course that integrates important humanities, such as critical thinking, logic, philosophy of technology, and great literature, with an introduction to the grand challenge problems facing humanity.  History and Impact of Things & Stuff Course—a first-year course in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute that is team- taught by Liberal Arts and Polytechnic faculty. The course will cover important technological artifacts and societal events to guide the students to understand the significance and impact of technology throughout human history.
  11. 11. Degree Options in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute BS in Product and Production Innovation Product Design and Production degree option Mechatronics degree option Robotics Institute and degree option Enterprise Systems Management degree option BS in Information Technology & Informatics Human Computer Interaction degree option Big Data Analytics & Visualization degree option Interactive Media Arts & Technology degree option BS in Art & Technology Interdisciplinary Degree Option
  12. 12. Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Strategic Partners  An important element of approach involves breaking boundaries between disciplines and educate students in a multi-disciplinary fashion.  The integration of technology and School of Liberal Arts provides a context and motivation for the students. o Integrated courses with Philosophy & Foreign Language  Core curriculum development based upon scientific understanding of human motivations and learning. o Partnerships with School of Education  The Center for Instructional Excellence and the Discovery Learning Research Center will help design and deliver professional development for all faculty involved.
  13. 13. Purdue Polytechnic Institute—Looking Forward  Vision for fall 2014 o Elective Course Offerings and Non-Credit Activities  Vision for Year Two (2015) o Degree and Certificate Programs in place and accepting students, elective course offerings and non-credit activities continue o Research activities initiated  Vision for Years Three & Four (2016 & 2017) o Growing, cultivating, expanding learning and research opportunities  Vision for Year Five (2018) o Combined goal of 5000 students for College of Technology and Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  14. 14. College of Technology—Looking Forward  There are no immediate to near future plans to change the name of the college, close the college, or cease admissions into the college.  The Purdue Polytechnic Institute will create innovative pedagogical methodologies that once perfected and successful, will migrate to the College of Technology, and perhaps beyond.  The migration process is an unquantifiable evolutionary product, as is the degree of involvement of other academic units on campus, particularly those that help fulfill the core curriculum requirements.  The rate of the college’s migration to the new educational paradigms will set the pace for the evolutionary process and eventual transformation of the College of Technology.  Whether the college undergoes an eventual name change or transforms into the Polytechnic is currently indeterminate.
  15. 15. Faculty Fellows—Your Turn for Discussion  What about the Polytechnic appeals to you?  How does what you have heard this evening match your (prior) vision for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute?  What is your own vision for fall 2014?  What course or activity do you plan to offer?  How do you envision creating collaborative teaching opportunities with faculty from other colleges?  What do you see as your greatest challenge in developing your course or activity and how will you approach it?  Are there other questions you have or topics that you want covered during future workshops?
  16. 16. Information and Upcoming Events  Your options for your online Faculty Fellow Photo was emailed to you earlier today, please make your selection by Monday, October 14  Next Faculty Fellow workshop is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 4:30pm-8:30pm in STEW 214AB  Special Dean’s Forum on Friday, October 25, 11:00am- 12:00pm, Dauch Prusiecki Room to give in-depth presentation of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute o Attendance by all Faculty Fellows is politely requested