Purdue initiatives

Sep 10, 2013
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Purdue President Mitch Daniels is promoting ten things to make the university better. Those are based on its current strengths. More investment in the College of Engineering, bolstering computer science, and transforming the College of Technology into the Purdue Polytechnic Institute are some of the targets.

Daniels says the new institute will allow students to do more experiential learning.

Purdue's summer enrollment up 10% from a year ago

Jul 16, 2013

The summer semester ends August 2 at Purdue, but some administrators already are thinking about what to offer next year.

Provost Tim Sands says preliminary numbers show an enrollment increase of at least 10% from a year ago. He calls that positive, but administrators were hoping for more.

“Around the country, a lot of campuses reported decreases because the economy was improving and students were going out working. Somehow we managed to increase despite the overall trend,” he says, “but there’s a lot more to be done there.”

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WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with Purdue acting President Tim Sands about Fall 2012 enrollment figures, recent college rankings, the university's biennium budget request, President-elect Mitch Daniels on campus for college forums, and the trimester plan.

Purdue begins process of switching to trimesters

Jan 11, 2012

Purdue is moving to a trimester academic calendar. President France Córdova says the goal is to be more efficient so students can graduate in three years.

She says the university doesn’t offer enough core classes for students to take over the summer.

“Say you got a C or a D in a course, we have so many students who would love to make up that course in the summer. Can’t do, not offered.”