Just Published: Book About UIF

Our team is thrilled to announce that a book about the UIF program has been published! The book, Designing for Change: Using social learning to understand organizational transformation, was written by renowned social scientists Beverly and Etienne Wenger-Trayner. The book is a case study of the UIF program and brings to life decades of the […]

Applications Open for Fall 2019 UIF Training

Applications are live for the University Innovation Fellows program Fall 2019 training cycle! The deadline is March 31, 2019.

How to Turn an Idea into a Reality

Bucknell Fellow William Wall created a brand new design thinking pre-orientation program in just 10 months. by William Wall, University Innovation Fellow, Bucknell University In November 2017, Bucknell’s newest UIF cohort took on the Silicon Valley Meetup. With so many amazing minds and inspirational speeches, I left charged with excitement to make big changes on […]

358 students named University Innovation Fellows for Fall 2018

358 students from 96 higher education institutions in 16 countries have been named University Innovation Fellows. The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work to ensure that their peers gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to compete in the economy of the future and make […]

Summer Updates from the UIF team

#UVUIFamily (Utah Valley University Innovation Family)

by Magann Dykema Spoilers: Pens are designed for right handed people. Chairlifts are magical in team building. I love my #UIFamily. It never ceases to amaze me how much the community of University Innovation Fellows is like a family. Whenever I am in a room full of UIFs, I instantly feel at home. With over […]

Design Constraint Yields New Global Event

By Katie Dzugan When we hold the Silicon Valley Meetup in California every year, we invite a huge number of people: 250+ Fellows, 24 FABs (UIF leaders/support), 20-30 faculty champions, speakers, special guests and more. Due to space constraints at the d.school and at Google, we’re limited to 300 people. Fitting all of these people […]

A Year in the Life of a University Innovation Fellow

University Innovation Fellow Jessica Carlson walks us through a year in the life of a Fellow from application to impact. by Jessica Carlson In late October 2016, I was nominated to the first University Innovation Fellows (UIF) Leadership Circle at Menlo College with three other students: Yasmin Gomez, Maxwell Barnes and Russell Perkins. From interviews […]

A Family of Changemakers

The March 2018 Silicon Valley Meetup brought together 280 University Innovation Fellows and faculty for four days of learning and bonding over the shared mission of change in higher education.   Intense, shared experiences have a way of connecting people to one another in a special and long-lasting way. The University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley […]

Big Changes Ahead: UIF Program Updates

The UIF team is excited to share some important changes to our program that we believe will result in even greater impact on your campus.   University Innovation Fellows and their faculty champions know just how often we emphasize prototyping, gaining feedback, and continually improving. Just as we ask Fellows to do this as they […]