I had an intriguing conversation with a new friend in Copenhagen last week. She teaches innovation to Nutrition and Foods students at a professional school in the city. Over lunch we talked about working with colleagues to create improvements (not even innovation!) And I confessed that one challenge I had was the need for credit for envisioning, in great detail, a good idea. Continue reading “Rewarding Innovation”

Welcome to my thoughts on innovation in higher education.  I am triply interested in this topic because I teach university students how to connect scientific research and consumers (i.e. Product Development), I research how innovation can be used to create sustainability for households and I serve the in Texas State’s Associate Vice President for Research office as the Faculty Liaison for Strategic Research Initiatives (currently focusing on innovation and economic prosperity). Higher education around the world is facing huge challenges related to accessibility and accountability. I am seeking to seed, join or build teams of stakeholders (students, faculty/staff and community members) to make Texas State a 21st century leader in student centered education.