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Monday, November 10th, 2008 - 1:40 pm

Chancellor’s Message

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dear friends,

Chancellor Cohen

Purdue University Calumet is intent on positioning itself as a leader in providing effective, 21st century education. Given the nature of our student body, that’s a tough order.

For more than six decades, we have tried to determine how best to deliver a high quality education to a student body whose persistence to degree completion is by and large challenged by complex lives filled with demanding jobs, family responsibilities, and time-consuming, daily commutes that connect any or all of the above.

To that end and in response to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s expectation that public colleges and universities “pursue innovative strategies to improve retention and college degree completion,” Purdue Calumet is embracing engaged learning as the key to effective learning.

In this on-line issue, you will learn how engaged learning serves as the cornerstone of Purdue Calumet’s newly implemented, five-year strategic plan (2008-13)—our plan for becoming an effective, 21st century education provider and leader.

In the cover story of this issue, you will learn how the five goals of our strategic plan support a Purdue Calumet vision to embrace effective education through engaged, active, experiential learning directed by faculty committed to the same. You also will learn how effective education at Purdue Calumet includes a commitment to improve the quality of life in northwest Indiana through business, educational, cultural and civic partnerships, as well as help foster a work place within our region that maximizes the talents of our students, faculty and staff.

Ultimately, effective education supports and challenges students to discover their potential, realize their capability and contribute to 21st century society. Purdue Calumet’s 2008-13 Strategic Plan is a blueprint for doing that.

Sincerely,

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Howard Cohen,
Chancellor