Facilitators: Jennifer Anderson and Denise Cumberland
Meetings: One 2-hour meeting per month, January-April and September-December
Dates: To be determined. Participants will be polled to select best dates for the group.
What does it mean for faculty, students, and administrators to foster innovation and creativity in the college classroom and beyond? This FLC seeks to cultivate faculty champions for incorporating instructional innovation and creativity in the classroom. As a group, participants explore these questions:
- What are the benefits and barriers to innovation in higher education?
- What constitutes innovation in the classroom?
- How do we measure innovation and creativity (both in our own teaching and in the work of our students)?
Participants will engage in opportunities to deepen campus conversations about educational innovation and creativity in support of the 21st Century University Initiative by initiating innovation application, usage, and measurement within one assignment (developed in the fall and implemented/assessed in the spring). They will also work collaboratively to develop a resource library of innovation and creativity instructional tools and techniques for the TILL website.