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Director Christy Friend discusses What the Best College Professors Do

Incubator for Teaching Innovation

Welcome to The Incubator! We foster a culture of teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences that values creativity, innovation, passionate engagement, and the pursuit of excellence—just as we value these qualities in our research and scholarship.

We cultivate innovation by

  • hosting special events that spark positive interest in evidence-based teaching methods
  • developing physical spaces in the college conducive to current approaches to teaching and learning
  • building a network of faculty leaders who serve as resources on new teaching ideas for their colleagues
  • connecting faculty with like-minded colleagues, campus entities and other resources to enhance their teaching
  • recognizing and supporting individual faculty members who engage in innovative teaching projects