Center for Faculty Innovation

Can Innovation Be Taught? (Scholarly Talk)

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location:  Student Success Center room 4047

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This workshop will also be offered on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:30 PM-2:00 PM in Rose. You may register for either using the linked button above.

In this Scholarly Talk, Dr. Benjamin Selznick will share his research on teaching innovation in an undergraduate context. After first establishing clear definitions of innovation and, importantly, students’ innovation capacities, he will then provide evidence from surveys on factors found to influence student development with regard to innovation. He will discuss differences between first-year students and seniors regarding this development, and review pedagogical strategies found to be effective in helping students to become engaged innovators themselves.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Recognizing current research in the field of enhancing student innovation, and
  • Identifying specific pedagogical strategies used to help students become engaged innovators.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices,
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning), and
  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities.

Facilitator: Benjamin Selznick, Ph.D., Strategic Leadership Studies

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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