Transformation Lab

Moving ideas forward .

From concept to reality, we take ideas from across campus and help launch them into new educational models and ventures that transform the University.

Transforming the way we innovate.

The Butler Transformation Lab is designed to serve as a University-wide catalyst for transforming higher education and advancing the University’s strategic direction.

The Transformation Lab’s focus is vetting, designing, and launching new educational and business models for the University. Additionally, the Lab helps address changes needed in the University’s foundational systems to support different and more diverse students.

The Ideas We Work On

The Transformation Lab works on large, complex innovations that involve either new educational models or business models. Additionally, the Transformation Lab leads efforts to evaluate changes in foundational systems that are often needed for new educational and business models.

Education Models

Educational Models are different types of educational offerings in which programs are offered. Each model serves as the vehicle to provide education (typically a program) to students.

Business Models

Business Models include revenue streams outside of the “typical” academic delivery process. These ideas help diversify Butler’s offerings and position in the communities in which it serves.

Foundational Systems

Foundational Systems refers to initiatives that are needed to build a foundation to accelerate growth in additional educational and revenue models.

Our Ideas in Progress
Two female students work with computers and a robot

Butler University has received a grant of $907,993 from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Indiana Youth Programs on Campus (IYPC). The grant will help the University launch Butler BOOST, an initiative designed to prepare Indiana youth for success in postsecondary education and careers through meaningful camp experiences. Lilly Endowment’s IYPC initiative is designed to […]

Becky Tanowski leads a class session at Butler Lab School 55

Butler University is addressing Indiana’s teacher shortage through a new program designed to support new teachers, alternatively credentialed teachers, emergency-permitted teachers, or long-term substitute teachers with the training they need to succeed in the classroom. Butler’s first cohort of teachers will begin the first module of training in its “Teacher-Led, Teacher Education” program at the […]

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