Iterative Mindset

Finding happiness in a constantly changing job market by Mae WhiteUniversity Innovation Fellow, IE University This article was published in Change Forward, an annual publication from our program that features work by Fellows and their Faculty Champions. A year ago, I came to my mom half in tears feeling defeated. I complained to her that […]

Influencing Students to Become Advocates on Campus

Why we held a paid changemaking workshop to empower student leaders by Ryan Chapman, Joey Gruber, Marissa Morales and Lavanya UppalaUniversity Innovation Fellows, University of Nebraska at Omaha This article was published in Change Forward, an annual publication from our program that features work by Fellows and their Faculty Champions. While students learn the skills […]

Seeking 2022 University Innovation Fellows!

Applications are live for the University Innovation Fellows program training cycle! The deadline is April 12, 2021.

22 educators accepted as candidates for the 2021 Faculty Innovation Fellows program

22 educators from 15 higher education institutions from around the world have been selected as candidates in the Faculty Innovation Fellows Program. In this two-year program, faculty and staff work to design unique projects that enhance the innovation ecosystems at their schools and help students gain vital real-world skills and mindsets. This program is run […]

A Faculty-Led Movement Inspired by Students

How a small community of UIF mentors are disrupting higher education by Ilya Avdeev, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMary Raber, Chair of the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, Michigan Technological UniversityMiriam Iliohan, Co-founder and Manager of DesignLab, University of TwenteNick Swayne, Founding Director of JMU X-Labs, James Madison UniversityFaculty Innovation Fellows program community […]

A Playful Way to Cultivate Inclusion

Asking students to redesign a childhood game makes the idea of inclusivity more tangible by LaRissa Lawrie, University Innovation FellowWichita State University ’19; University of Missouri, PhD student Inclusivity in the classroom is important in order to help us think about other points of view and perspectives. This informs student thinking and their actions, which […]

277 students named University Innovation Fellows for 2021

Congratulations to the 277 students from 73 higher education institutions in 15 countries who have been named University Innovation Fellows this year!  The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. Fellows work to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to navigate a complex […]

A New Vision for Higher Ed in Thailand

Innovative Teaching Scholars Program Helps Thai Professors Unlock the Power of Student-Centric Learning by LaRissa Lawrie, University Innovation FellowWichita State University ’19; University of Missouri, PhD student Thai professors are reimagining university education. They are on a mission to empower their students to be creative and purposeful leaders in an innovation-based economy. National technological and […]

The Experience of Black Fellows in UIF: A Research Study

The UIF team worked with Stanford researcher Sedinam Worlanyo to understand the unique challenges, insights and needs of Black students in our program. In Fall 2019, prompted by dynamics we’d observed of majority white teams that had one Black teammate, we decided we needed to learn what was going on, in reality, on campus. We […]

Funding to Support HBCUs

Update: The 2022 application has been extended to May 16. To learn more, visit universityinnovationfellows.org/apply or email Humera Fasihuddin at humera@universityinnovation.org. In February 2021, the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program received a generous donation to fund the participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Over the next three years, students and educators at 60 […]