Extended Reality (XR)

Extended Reality (XR)In September 2019, Provost Martin Philbert called on the University of Michigan community to engage in a new campus-wide Extended Reality (XR) Initiative. This initiative will formally ask us to consider how we can leverage emerging XR technologies to strengthen the quality of a Michigan education, cultivate an interdisciplinary scholarly community of practice at Michigan,…

Introducing the New AIM Event Series

Trevor Parnell, Events and Marketing Specialist Toward the end of the 2018-19 academic year, I, along with many of my fellow Academic Innovation colleagues, made it a goal to find a way to connect all of the amazing events our office would host moving forward. Often, the themes of Academic Innovation events overlap as well as the intended audience. As a group, we reflected on the types of…

Early Research Shows Grade Improvements with Study Tool, Problem Roulette

August Evrard, PhD, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics and Astronomy  Cait Holman, PhD, Associate Director of Research & Development @chcholman Seth Saperstein, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Senior and Data Science Fellow Kyle Schulz, Data Scientist @kwschulz_um It’s a new semester! Students, fresh off a week of celebrations and newly-formed friendships, are…

Putting to Bed the False Dichotomy Between the Liberal Arts and Digital Skills

Kristen Eshleman, Director of Innovation Initiatives at Davidson College @kreshleman Kristen Eshleman, Director of Innovation Initiatives at Davidson College Davidson College has a long and proud tradition of developing leaders in many fields. Making what our president, Carol Quillen, calls a “disproportionate impact for good” is the primary motivator for many of our liberal arts…

Reflections on Two Modes of “Academic Innovation”

Donald J. Peurach, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation in the School of Education @dpeurach Donald J. Peurach, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation in the School of Education I am writing this contribution to the Center for Academic Innovation’s “30 Blogs in 30 Days” series at the same time that the University…

Developing Faculty as Educators and Innovators

Caren M. Stalburg MD, MA, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Learning Health Sciences @carens8892 “I love teaching at Michigan,” declares my coffee mug, serving as a daily reminder that nobody’s got it better than us. (HT: Coach Harbaugh). Caren M. Stalburg MD, MA, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Learning Health Sciences Years ago, as a junior…

Preparing New Features as Tandem Expands to Two New Courses

Deirdre Lee, Communications Writing Fellow As the prevalence of teamwork in workspaces continues to increase, the Center for Academic Innovation partnered with three faculty collaborators in the College of Engineering to create the online tool Tandem to enhance teamwork in courses.  Recently, Tandem was adopted in the Ross School of Business’s “Businesses and Leaders: The Positive…

Introducing AIM Communities

Ryan Henyard, Faculty Experience Designer @rhenyard Ryan Henyard on LinkedIn From developing software tools that support classroom pedagogies to creating online courses and degree programs, the Center for Academic Innovation collaborates with faculty and staff from across the entirety of the University of Michigan to build and support a culture of innovation at our institution. One of…