Teaching and Learning News

Meet Chris Krull, inaugural director of Teaching and Learning Programs at Purdue in Indianapolis

Published: November 16, 2023

Before Chris Krull transitioned to a career in academia in 2005, she worked as a human resources consultant specializing in helping people take their next steps. That theme persisted when she started teaching at IUPUI as an adjunct faculty member, later joining the school full-time through a grant and focusing on competency-based education and an HR management certificate program.

Students warm up to the idea of winter classes, with help from new Winter Session manager

Published: November 1, 2023

This year, Purdue welcomed John Race as the Winter Session manager for the university’s inaugural winter semester. He previously worked with student transitional programs and marketing at other higher education institutions and is now excited to take on this new and innovative program geared toward helping Purdue students earn their degrees sooner by taking classes at different times of the year.

Purdue launches ‘World Readiness’ program, names Jennifer Dobbs-Oates as organization’s inaugural associate vice provost

Published: October 31, 2023

When members of the Boyer 2030 Commission issued an updated report last year about advancing equity, student success and excellence in higher education, they opened their recommendations with “World Readiness for All.” World readiness, they wrote, broadens the scope from preparing students for their first post-college job to preparing students for citizenship, life and work throughout their lifetimes...

Purdue celebrates Teaching Excellence, inducts 38 instructors into Book of Great Teachers

Published: September 27, 2023

Purdue inducted 38 instructors into its Book of Great Teachers, which honors outstanding teaching faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the classroom. Held every five years, the induction ceremony took place Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Purdue Memorial Union's North Ballroom.

Purdue alumni have increased earning potential, 97% secure professional opportunities within six months of graduating

Published: June 28, 2023

Each year, the Center for Career Opportunities surveys professional and bachelor’s degree recipients to learn about their employment status six months after graduation. In 2022, more than 97% of recent grads who responded to the survey had secured professional opportunities, and those who were employed increased their average salary by more than 9.5%.

Transformative Education 2.0: New degree-planning tool will offer students real-time ‘smart’ degree plans

Published: April 20, 2023

Getting student degree plans out of the backpack and into a flexible, accessible digital planning tool will soon be a reality thanks to the implementation of EduNav. The new tool will be piloted with select groups this fall as part of Transformative Education 2.0, one of Purdue’s Next Moves.

Classroom renovations signal continued progress for Transformative Education 2.0

Published: April 3, 2023

The Classroom Master Plan was endorsed and funded last fall by the Board of Trustees and is aimed at improving overall classroom quality, supporting enrollment growth and enhancing space to better support active learning and interaction between Purdue instructors and students.

Teaching Strategies Related to AI and Student Learning

Published: March 31, 2023

All Purdue West Lafayette instructors, teaching assistants, staff, and students are invited to join the Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (TLCoP) online for the final conversation this semester on artificial intelligence (AI) tools and their effect on teaching and learning at PWL.

Purdue changes academic regulations language to ‘academic notice’

Published: March 22, 2023

Purdue students who fall below a 2.0 grade point average will no longer be “on academic probation” – instead, they’ll be on “academic notice,” thanks to a change in academic regulations language recently approved by Purdue’s University Senate.

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