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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - February 2022

February 2022 - Provost's Web Letter

Provost Jay Akridge

"While we may be thinking about spring, we also are planning for the possibility
of a new winter instructional period."

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Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation turbocharges Purdue degree

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation turbocharges Purdue degree

Since 2005, Purdue undergraduate students have been able to enhance their learning and add highly valued professional skills to their degree thanks to the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program.

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Kuang, Zook honored with named positions

In their February meeting, the Purdue Board of Trustees ratified the appointments of two faculty to named positions.

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Two from Purdue recognized for contributions to online education and instructional design

Purdue was the only school to win two of the 2022 awards from North America’s leading organization in the field of professional, continuing and online education.

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Data-informed decisions start with IDA+A

Data-informed decisions start with IDA+A

Research, statistical and predictive analysis, evidence-based planning, evaluation and assessment in support of our academic mission – these are just some of the services provided by the office of Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment, IDA+A for short.

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Steps-to-Leaps 2022 Summit to feature awards, mentoring and more

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the upcoming Steps-to-Leaps summit scheduled for Wednesday, March 9. The summit will feature the inaugural Steps-to-Leaps award ceremony and several breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

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Annual Engagement Summit creates connections, highlights student work

A record-setting number of faculty, staff, students, and community partners came together to discuss the future of engagement at Purdue during the Office of Engagement’s annual Engagement and Service-Learning Summit earlier this month.

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Throughout the month of February, we have been celebrating the accomplishments, excellence and legacies of Black Boilermakers.

Throughout the month of February, we have been celebrating the accomplishments, excellence and legacies of Black Boilermakers.

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Innovation Hub welcomes new managing director

The Office of the Provost has announced that Jennifer Perkins will join the staff of the Innovation Hub as managing director, effective immediately.

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New leader for Civics Literacy announced

The Office of the Provost has announced Fred Duttlinger as assistant director for Civics Literacy on the West Lafayette campus. He will provide administrative leadership for the Civics Literacy graduation requirement, including oversight of the civics knowledge test implementation, and communications with the greater campus community and regional campus partners.

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Libraries introduces open access publishing options for Purdue authors

Purdue authors may now include an open access option when publishing their research in Wiley hybrid journals without incurring author’s fees or embargoes. Find out more about this opportunity.

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COACHE faculty job satisfaction survey underway

Last conducted in 2018, faculty participation in the COACHE survey helped identify potential areas of improvement such as clarity of expectations for promotion and tenure, cultivating and supporting faculty in leadership and mentoring roles, and department/school climate.

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Protect Purdue updates include changes to masking policie

Protect Purdue updates include changes to masking policies

The latest Protect Purdue updates and campus news you need to know.

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