Steve Beaudoin

courtesy Purdue Global

Following outcry from a national professors group, Purdue University Global has begun the process of doing away with non-disclosure agreements for faculty.

The document, which forbids professors from speaking about or sharing course materials, was leftover from before the merger of Purdue and online educator Kaplan University.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

On Monday, the Purdue Faculty Senate heard an impassioned and tearful resolution from chemical engineering professor Steve Beaudoin  asking the school to include better treatment for people with autism-spectrum disorders in its health plan.

When President Mitch Daniels announced the change would be made, a cheer went up from a dozen assembled supporters and Beaudoin thrust his fist in the air at the prospect of ending what’s been a two-year long fight for him and his family.

WBAA’s Stan Jastrzebski interviewed Beaudoin shortly after he made his emotional speech.