A panel discussion will be held at noon today regarding “More in Four,” WPI’s initiative aimed at increasing the value and reducing the cost of an undergraduate degree. The session will run until 1:30 p.m. in the Rubin Campus Center, Hagglund Room.
As part of More in Four, the university will promote the use of cooperative education (co-op) and, to a smaller population of students, a four-year BS/MS. Each of these options comes with new questions and challenges for students.
“We are hoping to do two things with this food for thought,” says Kris Wobbe, associate dean of undergraduate studies, “—provide the community with some information about the goals and progress of this part of the Strategic Plan, and also solicit feedback on other elements to consider or mechanisms to improve it.
“The goals of the More in Four initiative are to reduce the cost and increase the value of a WPI education for our students and their families. And we are looking at doing this through two different mechanisms: sending more students on co-ops and providing more evident paths to a 4-year BS/MS.”
Maggie Becker, associate director of WPI’s Career Development Center, will lead the Food for Thought portion of the program. Panelists include director of the office of academic advising Paul Reilly, CDC director Steve Koppi, career counselor Amanda Dionne, and students Kelly Anne Marie Carlson and Guillermo Rivera.