Innovation 20/20 Sessions: Call for Nominations

Innovation 20/20 Series
Innovation 20/20 Series

We are again soliciting your nominations for Innovation 20/20 sessions. The idea is for people known to be innovative in their teaching to give a very short presentation of the innovation in about 20 minutes, followed by engaging in a 20 minute discussion with the audience.

Anyone can be nominated — faculty, students, and staff — because we believe that innovation in teaching is not restricted to rank or position. And remember, these can be “Little i” innovations — those small creative implementations of ideas that have been successful and made a difference in teaching. With the presenter’s permission, we record the presentation portion of the 20/20 session in order to make these available for those not able to attend.

While it is difficult to pin down what is meant exactly by “innovative teaching,” here are are a few guidelines. Nominees should be more than just good teachers. They are people who take some risks and try new things. They are also people who are known to use one or more unique innovative strategies consistently as part of their teaching repertoire.

The focus is squarely on “innovation in teaching,” but if some attention is given to how technology makes the teaching innovation possible or feasible, all the better.

To submit a nomination, send the following information to Lloyd Rieber:

*Name and email of the nominee
*Nominee’s department and/or program
*Short explanation of why you are nominating this person (e.g. in what way
is the person innovative in his/her teaching)

Self-nominations are also accepted, but priority will be given to people nominated by others.

So, please consider nominating someone to do an Innovation 20/20 session!

To view video recordings of past sessions, go to the Innovation in Teaching and Technology Web site and click on “Innovation 20/20” in the menu in the top left corner of the screen.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Many thanks!

Lloyd Rieber
Director, Innovation in Teaching and Technology

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