Spawning Faculty Innovation on Your Campus: Barriers and Breakthroughs

Flipped Session
Thursday January 23, 2014 4:15pm to 5:15pm

While today’s innovations advance not only the way people interact and communicate but also the way they learn and conceptualize ideas, they are often met with resistance.  Four very different institutions, facing similar barriers to innovation, will take an interactive approach at demonstrating how they overcame these obstacles to improve the quality of teaching and academic culture at their campuses. This ‘flipped’ session will engage participants in identifying challenges to innovation and considering strategies to mitigate them. Participants will leave with a better understanding of opportunities to collaborate, resources they can leverage, and ideas to take to their campuses.

Kiernan Mathews
Director, COACHE
Harvard University
Charles Bolyard
Associate Professor of Philosophy
James Madison University
Josephine Modica-Napolitano
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Merrimack College
William Milberg
Dean of the New School for Social Research, and Special Advisor to the Provost for Research
The New School
Taimi A. Olsen
Associate Director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center
University of Tennessee Knoxville