Solving Practical Challenges
Through Educational Innovation

SERVICES AND AWARDS

Impact Through Innovation (ITI) aims to assist School of Education faculty and students in expanding the influence of their work beyond traditional academic outlets, with the intention of making a more substantive and lasting impact on the world. The services provided by ITI include the following:

CONSULTATION
ITI staff work with faculty through one-to-one and small group consultation to provide visionary coaching and optimize the larger social impact of their academic pursuits.

EDUCATION
ITI provides faculty and students with a range of educational opportunities about the entrepreneurial mindset and its relevance in training teachers, educational leaders, research methodologists, librarians, counselors, special educators and others who interact with educational systems.

NETWORKING
ITI is positioned to broker partnerships between SOE faculty/students and various partnering organizations in our community to impact the direction and scope of educational entrepreneurship, research and programming.

SUPPORT
ITI is positioned to provide faculty with investment to support innovation within educational systems and other professional settings in which faculty work.

IDEA STARTER AWARDS
Assist faculty in formulating an innovative approach to a problem within their areas of expertise.

EXPECTATIONS: Awardees will be expected to attend educational activities and to develop a plan for expanding their idea. Awardees will provide summative feedback to ITI regarding the impact of funding on project development.

Range from $1,000 to $3,000

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IDEA DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Assist faculty in maturing an idea with demonstrated merit. This can include a research or programmatic initiative.

EXPECTATIONS: Awardees will be expected to attend educational activities and to develop a plan for expanding their idea. Awardees will provide summative feedback to ITI regarding the impact of funding on project development.

Up to $10,000

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