Sunday, February 1, 2009

ASU Polytechnic campus as an Independent State University

Arizona Tech University (AzTech) can replace ASU Polytechnic. Similar universities include Tennesee Tech and Louisiana Tech. AzTech would share a similar name to Texas Tech.

Or, the new name could be "Arizona Institute of Technology" (AIT) or
"Arizona Polytechnic University"
(APU) which sounds similar to the new Florida Polytechnic University.

Most other states have a free-standing Polytechnic or Science & Technology public university. AzTech as a Polytechnic research state university would then have its own complete set of STEM-oriented academic degree programs with a mission and curriculum that could then mirror Cal Poly. It contains some of the relocated liberal arts and sciences programs from the ASU West campus plus the existing science, technology, engineering, and other programs at the ASU Polytechnic campus, thereby effectively doubling Polytech's existing research output. AzTech can then continue to expand its curriculum towards becoming a "complete university."

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The table above compares public Technological Universities of nearby states with AZ.