General University Advancement

JamesHat

The Varsity Level
I am always interested in peoples opinions about what the University should do for advancement and improvement. I would suggest we establish and promote a partnership with Rose-Hulman for joint degrees similar to other Universities. Florida State and Florida A&M share a College of Engineering. We have a top-knotch engineering school just down the road that could be partnered with to share resources for a mutually beneficial relationship. In my mind the biggest thing ISU is missing from its academic portfolio, is a good engineering program. With an engineering school reputation like that, added to the Education and Business, ISU could hold its own with any school in the nation. Additionally, the financial impact to the alumni base could be quite beneficial. Purdue has partnered with Anderson University for several years and is further promoting its presence and partnership. ISU administration needs to think creatively and like other schools around the nation. I would like to see another study to add more professional degrees and graduate programs; Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacy.

Just a collection of thoughts...anyone else?
 

IndyTreeFan

The Nicks Level
Supporter
Nice idea. I don't think Rose would have anything to do with us. They figure they're waaaaaay above ISU...
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
This is actually a fantastic idea! I'm sure State would love to do something like this, but as ITF stated, would Rose Hulman? If thye'd be all for it, a degree link program would greatly enhance the educational offerings of both institutions.
 

xfactor9600

The Captain Level
Moderator
This is actually a fantastic idea! I'm sure State would love to do something like this, but as ITF stated, would Rose Hulman? If thye'd be all for it, a degree link program would greatly enhance the educational offerings of both institutions.
Why not think outside the box a little bit... would there be any advantage to perhaps a school just across the border in Illinois and ISU partnering up? I don't believe you have to partner up with only in-state entities.
 

JamesHat

The Varsity Level
It would certainly have to be presented as mutually beneficial. ISU\RHIT could establish a 5 year program with an Bachelor's in engineering from RHIT and an MBA from ISU. Or, a dual degree program similar to Butler and IUPUI. Several universities have arrangements with neighboring schools. I understand the inferior image of ISU but something needs to be done to mitigate this negative image. ISU does have good programs to offer that Rose doesn't have. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology could be part of the Indiana State University System.
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
The negative image is always something I've never understood or where it was generated from. They have quite a few very good programs and they have some masters level programs that are only available at a select few schools. With the solid resources, nice academic facilities, the intimate campus setting, I've always been a fan of State.
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
Why not think outside the box a little bit... would there be any advantage to perhaps a school just across the border in Illinois and ISU partnering up? I don't believe you have to partner up with only in-state entities.
True, but with it being a 10 minute drive campus-to-campus, it could be really beneficial to both schools as travel and distance would be absolutely zero factor. But yes, there are several other colleges and universities very close to State including St. Mary-of-the-Woods, DePauw, Eastern Illinois, etc.
 

BankShot

The Kleuh Level
USI has a School of Engineering in Evansville...they were formerly an extension of ISU before gaining independence in the 80's. Maybe were should humble ourselves and approach THEM about the issues and possibilities that Svoboda exposed? It's worth a try...we need to produce HIGHER paying jobs, thus increasing the "trickle down" to our sports programs.
 

DyedBlue

The Sycamore Level
It would take a tremendous sales job to build a joint degree program with RHIT but it does have a new President and ISU will soon have a new President so it is possible, but unlikely, that each could find common ground that would be mutually beneficial.

That said, RHIT has been ranked the #1 undergraduate engineering program in the country for 8 straight years and has a strong program of minors in the various humanities.

Now that it admits women, what exactly ISU could add to its program is a mystery to me.
 

The Ville

The Recruit Level
University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky have a joint degree in Engineering. The both also offer distance cources in the field

I know there was some talk about starting a joint safety program with IU when I was an undergrad
 
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