Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology


Collective Research Capabilities

The Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC) faculty, staff, and students engage in a wide-array of research endeavors.  These include discipline-specific research (in our subject areas of expertise), the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, applied and action research with real-life client organizations, and research involving students in our programs.  The list below identifies the collective capabilities of the faculty and staff in TLC. 

Technical, Professional, and Organizational Communication:

  • Developing a communication strategy
  • Technical report writing
  • Visual elements of communication
  • Managing document quality
  • Conducting usability testing and evaluation
  • Writing documentation
  • Proposal writing

Human Resource Development and Management:

  • Career development
  • Organization development
  • Workforce and employee engagement
  • Talent selection, rewards/recognition, and development
  • Workplace learning and performance improvement/support

Leadership Development and Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Executive/professional coaching and mentoring
  • Strategic planning
  • Team development
  • Quality and continuous improvement processes
  • Project management
  • Board development
  • Applied organizational research (surveys, focus groups, benchmarking, interviews, etc.)

Effective Teaching and Learning:

  • Analysis of learning needs
  • Design of instructional plans and systems
  • Development of learning materials, resources, and strategies
  • Implementation of learning, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online delivery
  • Evaluation of learning effectiveness and results
  • Advising, career preparation, and related supports for learners

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education:

  • STEM educator development
  • High-impact educational practices in STEM
  • Integrated STEM learning
  • Tutoring and mentoring in STEM K-12 and community settings
  • Research and evaluation of STEM interventions
  • STEM workforce development