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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Foundational Systems

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