Collaborative innovation program: A Creative conspiracy for cross-college collaboration at the Rochester Institute of Technology

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dc.contributor.author Matychak, Xanthe
dc.contributor.author Schull, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-19T18:23:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-19T18:23:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03
dc.identifier.citation Open, San Francisco, March 25 - 27, 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/13128
dc.description.abstract The 2007 inaugural address of RIT’s ninth president, William Destler, highlighted the breadth and diversity of curricular offerings at RIT from business, engineering, and computing to design, fine art, and craft. In his address, Dr. Destler included this challenge: “What if RIT students [in addition to their discipline-specific courses] had the experience of working on complex societal problems with students from different majors on teams in...a cross-disciplinary effort to find real solutions?” The authors of this paper took that challenge to heart. In the 2008- 2009 academic year, we wrote and taught a collaboration curriculum that was hosted by the RIT Honors program but open to all RIT students. The outcome of this program is an integrated “innovation suite” comprised of the following components: 1. learning outcomes and curricular models for innovation, 2. innovation activities, 3. collaborative learning environments, 4. collaborative technologies (IT and other), and 5. community-university partnerships. This integrated suite of innovation components will continue to grow in the new Center for Student Innovation at RIT. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance en_US
dc.subject Collaborative education en_US
dc.title Collaborative innovation program: A Creative conspiracy for cross-college collaboration at the Rochester Institute of Technology en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US

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