The University Innovation Fellows program is pleased to announce a new for-credit course to train Fellows on campus in Fall 2020
Applications to host the course, Empowering Student Change Agents, are due January 31, 2020.
December 13, 2019
The UIF Team has launched an application process for schools to hold a for-credit course for up to 20 students in Fall of 2020 titled Empowering Student Change Agents. The course will be offered to ten selected schools in place of the 6-week UIF online training currently offered for up to 4 students per school. This course will provide a deep dive into a larger set of potential campus projects as well as more opportunities for peer collaboration. The course outline and teaching materials will be provided to instructors by the UIF team. Schools will be eligible to be considered if they have had multiple cohorts of Fellows. Prospective teaching teams for the course should include long-standing Faculty Champions accompanied by up to three others (faculty, staff, Fellows and/or other community leaders). Selected campuses will pay a fee of $20,000 to hold the for-credit course for up to 20 students. A two-phased application process seeks both Faculty Champion interest and commitment from institutional leaders.
Here is the outline of the application process:
January 31, 2020: Deadline for Phase 1: Faculty Champion Application
February 14, 2020: Invitations for Phase 2 announced
February 28, 2020: Deadline for Phase 2: Administrator Commitment Application
March 6, 2020: Campus notified of selection
Spring 2020: Teaching team is trained and recruits students for the Fall 2020 class
Presidents and Provosts from current UIF campuses who are considering applying to participate in this pilot are invited to attend the UIF Leaders’ Summit (March 23, 2020, at Stanford University), during which the Presidents of James Madison University and University of Twente will share the experience and impact of the 2019 pilot. For more information on the Summit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the 2019 pilot is below.