Olin was founded to become an important and constant contributor to the advancement of engineering education
Olin College of Engineering is dedicated to continual discovery and development of effective learning approaches and environments, and to co-developing educational transformation with collaborators around the globe.
The most impactful educational experiences are those that foster collaboration, a bias towards action through experimentation, and those that attend to the social, historical, political, and personal context of our work—as well as its ethical and equitable consequences. Engage in a bold collaborative experiment to accelerate change in education.
Coalition for Life Transformative Education
The Coalition for Life-Transformative Education is a community of university leaders who are committed to experimenting individually and collectively, sharing best practices, and collaborating to start a movement across America to ensure that all students who enroll in college not only complete a degree, but also have a transforming educational experience that enhances their well-being and work engagement throughout life. Our intent is to build a community of like-minded institutions committed to enabling life-transformative education for all students at scale.
How do you recruit faculty? How do you hire faculty? What is Olin's tenure and promotion process? What is Olin's faculty retention rate? Learn how Olin applies student-recruitment approaches to recruiting faculty.
Teaching & Learning
How do you form students teams? How do you grade team projects? What does team teaching look like at Olin? Once faculty members start at Olin, what kinds of training and support do they receive? Learn about Olin's dynamic classroom teaching practices.
What do students get out of project-based learning that they may not get out of conventional classes? Is there proof that project-based learning is better for students? How do you approach grading in project-based classes? Learn how Olin approaches project-based learning and other pedagogies.