Students have an expectation when entering school that they will receive authentic learning experiences that provide them the opportunity to learn and grow in any number of different disciplines. They often e realize that this concept falls flat as they step into. A large classroom and receive lecture from the front of the room. The Computer Graphics technology program at IUPUI created a different type of experience where students learn on the ground not just from faculty but also from industry professionals through a shared partnership at IAAPA.
Learning the creative and invention process is most often seen within specific majors on a college campus. It is not unusual to find new venture courses within a College of Business or courses focused on the creative process within a School of Art. However, higher education institutions often lack the opportunity for students to cross-collaborate among disciplines as they work in multidisciplinary teams.