By: Ivy Tech Community College—
Collaboration establishes unique opportunity for local students
Muncie, IN—Ivy Tech Community College, Muncie-Henry County and Purdue Polytechnic have joined forces to form a partnership to help provide a faculty member to teach courses for both institutions allowing Ivy Tech and Purdue Polytechnic to attract and retain the best talent in the area.
The visiting two-year faculty instructor will teach engineering technology courses at Purdue Polytechnic Anderson in accordance Purdue academic policies, and technology courses for Ivy Tech in accordance with Ivy Tech academic policies. The faculty member will be an official Purdue employee, and report to Ken Burbank, department head of the School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University West Lafayette. The instructor will also work in conjunction with Jeremy Brown, dean, School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, & Applied Science, Ivy Tech Muncie.
Both institutions agreed to work collaboratively to develop a joint position description, interview to hire the shared faculty member, discuss promotion, review evaluations, and manage any other personnel responsibilities.
A joint faculty agreement with Purdue and Ivy Tech is a unique partnership demonstrating that higher education realizes the need for collaboration in order to better serve the needs of the local workforce.
“Collaboration is what Ivy Tech is all about,” said Jeffrey D. Scott, Chancellor, Ivy Tech. “If we all work together for the common good of our students and our community, then we know that we will produce a quality employee for our industry partners. This arrangement also provides our students a dedicated and natural pathway to transfer to their bachelors after earning their associates degree from Ivy Tech.”
Corey Sharp, Director of Purdue Polytechnic, “Ivy Tech is a natural fit. Their student population can satisfy the immediate needs of the workforce, and transfer to the bachelors program at Purdue. Combining our resources to hire a more exceptional instructor than either of us alone could afford is working smarter.”
Ivy Tech and Purdue Poly Technic will post the position in the coming weeks.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
About Purdue Polytechnic Institute
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of disciplines: aviation, computing, construction management, engineering technology, technology leadership and technology education. In addition to Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue Polytechnic offers select degree programs in nine Indiana communities: Anderson, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Richmond, South Bend and Vincennes.
About Purdue Polytechnic Anderson
Purdue Polytechnic Anderson offers six undergraduate majors and an associate’s degree and certificate programs for the local workforce. The state-of-the-art facility features the P3 Makerspace for collaboration with Anderson’s entrepreneurs and industry partners.