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Educational Innovation hits phase two

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Expect to see broad changes and new offerings as the campuswide Educational Innovation campaign, aimed at enhancing student learning while improving the university’s capacity and finding new revenue sources, heads into its second year. The first year was spent identifying areas where innovation is already happening; now the emphasis shifts from raising awareness to implementation. This special edition of Inside UW-Madison looks at what's ahead in Educational Innovation phase two.

Top Stories

Engineering moving classroom into digital age

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Technology has shaped today's generation of "digital natives," including what they expect from an institution of higher learning. Recognizing that, the College of Engineering is working to identify new approaches to teaching students of the Internet age.

Around Campus

New building drives changes at School of Nursing

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The School of Nursing is always in the process of evolution, but bigger changes — including a new building — are driving a more comprehensive redesign of its curriculum. Nadine Nehls, associate dean for academic programs, talks about the school's new learning environments.

CALS departments go in range of directions

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After Brad Barham finished his term as chair of the University Committee, he looked around the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and realized someone needed to advance the college’s engagement with Educational Innovation. He's spent been talking with department chairs and other CALS leaders about their plans.

Inside Info

Start innovating in your own area

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For more information about how to think about Educational Innovation in your own area, each school and college has a point person who can be a starting point, sounding board and resource. Download the PDF for a list of campus contacts.


Learn about offering online courses

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In this L & S Learning Support Services video, Kristin Eschenfelder, professor of library and information studies, talks about the challenges and benefits of teaching online. Other videos explore departmental alignment and a part-time master's in social work program that are early models for Educational Innovation.


Share your ideas for Educational Innovation

What are you and your colleagues doing to develop plans or ideas for Educational Innovation? Please share them and join the campus dialogue about how to move the effort forward.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.