Vocational and University Leadership and Innovation Institute (VULII) was pleased to host the rectors, administrators and staff from HEEAP partner institutions for one week at Arizona State University during the month of April. The participants attended professional development meetings led by faculty, staff and leadership from ASU. Topics included online programs, strategic communications, institutional quality assurance and assessment, public/private partnerships, revenue generating facilities and academic enterprise and setting policy.
The participants also attended a half day workshop focused on collaborative industry partnerships with panelists from Arizona community colleges. Topics included college leadership promoting effective engagement with institutional constituents, implementing the industry partnership model, developing a strong faculty for a quality engineering and technical programs, and exploring sister institutions. Several participants then traveled to Estrella Mountain Community College to tour training facilities supporting industry partnership.
Participants learned about entrepreneurship and innovation curricula and had the opportunity to tour the TechShop facility located in the ASU Chandler Innovation Center. Several participants had the opportunity travel to the ASU Polytechnic campus and attend Innovation Showcase. Through a program called iProjects, student teams and faculty mentors work closely with industry partners to solve important business challenges. Students then display their inventions at the showcase that is attended by industry, faculty, staff and the community.
VULII would like to thank all those who participated.
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Photo Caption: Meeting with Arizona State President, Dr. Michael Crow