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 ...

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 ...

Why pay equity is important
April 27, 2013, No Comments

This short somewhat humorous video is a great way of viewing why pay equity is so important and a major factor in employ ...

College rankings
March 27, 2013, 1 Comment

This Forbes article describes the ranking systems in higher education and how they can be misleading to prospective stud ...