Butler University has launched a new initiative targeting adults who have a thirst for knowledge. Through the newly formed Butler Lifelong Learning Collaborative, adults can take non-credit courses on a variety of topics ranging from Leadership Development to Disney History. Course offerings are split into three categories: Minicourses (a series of four one-hour courses centered […]
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.
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 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 refers to initiatives that are needed to build a foundation to accelerate growth in additional educational and revenue models.
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 […]
The Purdue and Butler Innovation Fellows program—a new collaboration between faculty and staff at the two universities—launched April 12 with the Food Project, an event highlighting food and sustainability projects, research, art, and cooking demonstrations. Authors Dr. Terri Jett and Dr. Ken Foster discussed their books “Food Justice” and “How to Feed the World”. The […]