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A3ir-Core At Purdue University: An Innovative Partnership Between Faculty, Students, And Industry, John H. Mott Jan 2014

A3ir-Core At Purdue University: An Innovative Partnership Between Faculty, Students, And Industry, John H. Mott

Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

Economic realities have begun to motivate public higher education institutions to reexamine their roles in the overall educational process and the associated funding mechanisms that are extant. Such reexamination typically includes both the public/private funding mix and the degree to which a workforce-oriented focus should be employed across curricula. Partnerships between academia and industry are a potential answer to the questions thereby raised, and while such partnerships are nothing new, related structural innovations can improve educational and employment outcomes for students. Industry-sponsored institutional research centers can play a major role in facilitating these partnerships. Once such center, the recently-developed ...