november, 2017

14nov9:00 am5:30 pmAcademic Innovation Initiative Summit9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Event Details

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Join us on Tuesday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m.  to 5:30 p.m.  at the Michigan League for a Summit celebrating one year of the Academic Innovation Initiative. This Academic Innovation Initiative Summit will provide opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and alumni to interact with each other to explore the future of education on campus and beyond. Summit activities will highlight initiatives throughout the past year as well as new opportunities for the U-M community to examine how teaching and learning can be enhanced by ubiquitous access to digital content, by unprecedented opportunities for connection, and by an explosion of data about learners, educators and their interactions.

The Academic Innovation Initiative Summit will include a variety of unique activities and opportunities for discussion, and we welcome all members of the U-M community and the public to this event.

Please RSVP here.


Note: Registration for experiential sessions (10:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.) is closed.

Agenda for Tuesday, November 14 

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Broadening and Sustaining Participation in Higher Education: Panel Discussion

A moderated conversation led by Dr. Charles Severance, Clinical Associate Professor of Information within the U-M School of Information, on the ways academic innovation can help us reimagine learning experiences for pre-college, residential and lifelong learners

Kristen Eshleman, Director of Digital Innovation at Davidson College

Simon Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of FutureLearn

Carin Nuernberg, Vice President of Online Education at Berklee College of Music

Nikhil Sinha, Chief Business Officer of Coursera

Anne Trumbore, Senior Director of Wharton Online, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

10:40 – 11:30 a.m. Broadening and Sustaining Participation in Higher Education: Q&A Breakout Sessions

Opportunity for participants to ask questions of panelists and share their own visions for broadening and sustaining participation in higher education

11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Experiential Learning Activities: Concurrent Sessions (Lunch Included)

Intensive, collaborative experiences, in which participants work with diverse peers to design solutions to some of the complex, open-ended challenges that U-M faces as it strives to lead the way for higher education through the information age

Note: Two to three hours of preparatory work will be shared with registrants of the Experiential Concurrent Sessions to complete in advance of the Summit. 

Update: Registration for experiential sessions (11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.) is closed.

Option 1: Transforming Higher Education

Participate in a role-playing simulation to explore possible mechanisms for the transformation of higher education to be more inclusive and equitable for an increasingly diverse population.

Option 2: Advancing Online Learning Experiences

Reflect on the benefits and challenges of online learning experiences and work with fellow participants to design ways we might make online learning more meaningful, interactive and effective for a diversity of learners.

Option 3: Reimagining Public Engagement

Identify shared goals and understandings of public engagement across units, discuss challenges and develop possible solutions for broadening U-M’s public engagement efforts.

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Academic Innovation at Michigan: Panel Discussion

Remarks by Provost Martin A. Philbert, followed by a moderated conversation led by Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Dean of Libraries James Hilton with U-M Deans reflecting on the strategic goals for academic innovation of their respective schools

Topics include open models for pre-college learning and preparation, personalized and inclusive approaches to the residential experience, flexible and networked models for lifelong learning and the university’s commitment to public engagement.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Closing Reception (Light Refreshments)

A gathering to socialize with colleagues and network with U-M Provost and Deans about the future of academic innovation at Michigan


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