Academic Innovation Ventures

Academic Innovation Ventures

Academic Innovation is a critical focus of the studio, encompassing both new and novel approaches to teaching and learning. Collaborative efforts to support faculty and co-educators are imperative to the strategic exploration of designing creative solutions to instructional challenges. Academic Innovation at STLI dovetails with overall digital teaching and learning efforts such as academic technology and online learning. Academic Innovation at William & Mary has moved forward with technology initiatives, mini-grant processes, and a stage-gate model to test and scale innovation projects.

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Stage-Gate Approach

STLI structures academic innovation efforts with a stage-gate approach developed specifically for the W&M learning environment and institutional context. 

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Gradescope Pilot at W&M

Gradescope is a suite of online tools used to assist with many aspects of grading by incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence to greatly reduce redundant work by providing groupings of identical or similar answers, and distributing feedback to these groups.

Have additional questions?

Connect with Adam Barger, Associate Director of Academic Innovation

Adam oversees the studio’s digital teaching and learning programs and collaborates with faculty and staff across campus to explore new and innovative teaching approaches and technologies. He equips faculty and campus partners with pedagogical and technological resources for their teaching and research goals.

Interested in Gradescope?

Connect with Pablo Yañez, Teaching Consultant & Program Manager

Pablo is responsible for innovative digital tools, programming, and teaching practices related to science labs and large classes.  As a geologist with research and teaching experience, Pablo is interested in teaching and learning in the science fields. Pablo has worked with an extensive range of constituents across campus.