July 16, 2019

Trustees committee endorses Teaching and Learning Excellence road map

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the Purdue University Board of Trustees on Tuesday (July 16) endorsed a new road map for the future of undergraduate education at Purdue.

The road map, which lays out a framework for moving undergraduate teaching and learning at Purdue to new levels of excellence and impact over the next decade, centers on five themes:

  • Understand, support and value great teaching.
  • Create a hub for teaching and learning innovation, translation and scale-up.
  • Facilitate meaningful, flexible and cross-disciplinary curricula.
  • Leverage characteristics of a residential campus to increase engagement.
  • Close achievement gaps.

The full road map is available online.

“As higher education faces many headwinds, Purdue is looking to the future to build on our already strong foundation of undergraduate education,” said JoAnn Brouillette, chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. “This visionary and proactive plan will help us manage the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to work toward building the preeminent undergraduate program at an R1 institution over the next decade.”

The road map was developed through a collaboration of the Office of the Provost, the Purdue Teaching Academy and the associate deans for teaching and learning, with the input of faculty, staff and students from across campus, and supports the Transformative Education pillar of Purdue Moves, the University’s strategic plan.

Additional feedback on the roadmap may be shared with the roadmap leadership team on the project website.

Source: Jay T. Akridge, akridge@purdue.edu

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