Daniels pushes to change way Purdue does business

Daniels pushes to change way Purdue does business

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Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R) listens during a speech by US President Barack Obama during the National Governors Association meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Mitch Daniels says he wants to change the rules of higher education as president of Purdue University.
 
But first the former governor must convince the school's skeptical professors that his plans aren't just politics.
 
Daniels now wants to establish Purdue as the nation's premier place for "value" education. He tells the Indianapolis Business Journal he's emphasizing a low-cost, high-efficiency business model.
 
He's also trying to overturn the age-old system of values in higher education in which each school is essentially ranked by whichever school spends the most money on the most things wins.
 
He's trying to come up with new ways to measure student learning, graduate success and the university's overall academic quality.
 

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