About IPPD Coaches

The faculty coach is responsible for the academic success of the team, as well as the success of the design project. Coaches are expected to meet with their teams and communicate with the project sponsor every week. The coach is responsible for assigning project team member grades, so it is important to track their progress and facilitate the learning process.

The IPPD Approach

The project is for the students to accomplish, so the pedagogical approach is to be “the guide on the side, and not the sage on the stage.” If the students are not making mistakes, then they are not taking enough risks — “fail often to succeed sooner.”