Within the two weeks that were the Innovation Institute, I achieved several goals – some clearly intended, some the serendipity of the occasion. A number of these relate to the broader context and offerings of the institute; others relate to the singular project I had posed for myself in applying for this fellowship.
THE BROADER CONTEXT: The institute itself brought us out of our silos offering valuable camaraderie and an eye-opening awareness of projects on which colleagues had been or were working as well as the particular possibilities and challenges in other disciplines. It also made us aware of commonalities ranging from assessment issues and technical challenges to potentials for shared experimentation and possibly even teaching opportunities. Continue reading