$3,000 grant awarded to Munster management information systems professor

Professor and Head of Purdue Calumet’s Department of Information Systems Kuan-Chou Chen recently received a $3,000 grant from the Indiana Campus Compact.

The grant is in support of a project, titled “Project Management in Non-Profit Foundations: A Service-Learning Project.” The project focuses on re-designing and implementing the service learning component of project management classes.

“This project will have impact through multiple iterations of the process, which, besides assisting student learning, helps faculty in implementing project-based service learning and creates value for the community,” Chen said.



Kuan-Chou Chen

Kuan-Chou Chen


The grant source is intended to support reciprocal partnerships between institutions of higher education and the community, strengthen student learning, increase the institutionalization of service-based engaged learning and enhance the professional development of faculty.


“I feel that the impact of the project management course designed with a service learning component can bring numerous positive influences to the students, instructors and university,” Chen said.

A Purdue Calumet faculty member since 2002, Chen is a Munster resident. He holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and two doctoral degrees from Michigan State University.

More information about the grant project can be obtained by contacting Prof. Chen at kchen@purduecal.edu or 219/989-2336.