It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success
October 13, 2014, No Comments

This AACU report (PDF) validates our efforts at Purdue through the Purdue Polytechnic Institute (PPI) initiative led by ...

Welcome to 50 Years and Counting
August 25, 2014, No Comments

As students, faculty, and staff return from vacation, I want to take a moment to welcome you back to campus to the next ...

3 Reasons Why We Love Purdue Technology
June 27, 2014, No Comments

In August, I will begin my 25th year at the College of Technology, and I love the University, the college. I’ve be ...

Respecting Faculty Governance and the Need for Innovation
June 7, 2014, No Comments

One of the challenges of taking on a major change initiative such as the Purdue Polytechnic Initiative is the tension be ...

Lectures Aren’t Just Boring, They’re Ineffective, Too, Study Finds
May 19, 2014, No Comments

Science Insider has posted this evidence-based article that shows that lectures in undergraduate courses are ineffective ...

Life in College Matters for Life After College- Gallup-Purdue Survey Results
May 9, 2014, No Comments

This week a very interesting Gallup-Purdue study was published. The results have elements that are closely aligned with ...

7 Keys to the Founding of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute
April 23, 2014, No Comments

As a college, we have been working on the Purdue Polytechnic Institute (PPI) since last summer, and as I talk to faculty ...

U.S. higher education enrollment decline
November 10, 2013, No Comments

Although this article is about private colleges, it describes the general enrollment challenges that will be facing all ...

Presentation at Automation World on the Flaw in Engineering/Technology Education in US
May 16, 2013, No Comments

I made a keynote presentation at Automation World’s The Automation Conference in Chicago on Wednesday (May 15). Au ...

The fallacy of pure applied research advocates
April 27, 2013, No Comments

Those who know me are familiar with my occasional rants related to the fallacy held by many in this country that basic r ...