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The Innovation and Impact Showcase features short videos of innovative and high-impact teaching practices at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM). The videos are supplemented with supporting materials such as faculty’s syllabi, assignments, sample student work (published with consent), evaluation tools, and reflection on and evidence of the impact on students’ learning.

The Showcase was initiated in fall 2020 by multiple faculty-support units at UHM, including Assessment and Curriculum Support Center, Center for Teaching Excellence, Office of Vice Provost for Academic Excellence, General Education Office, and Technology and Distance Programs. This collaborative initiative aims to generate a repository not only to celebrate innovative teaching practices at UHM but a source of inspiration for all of the UHM community.

Project Goals

  1. To inspire faculty to adapt and adopt innovative teaching practices with high impact.
  2. To showcase educational innovations that positively impact student learning.
  3. To communicate to the UHM and broader communities the educational excellence at our institution.

Showcase Team Members

Laura Lyons, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Office of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Laura Lyons, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Excellence, Office of Vice Provost for Academic Excellence. Email: lelyons@hawaii.edu

Yao Z. Hill, Associate Specialist, Assessment and Curriculum Support Center (Co-Chair)

Yao Z. Hill, Associate Specialist, Assessment and Curriculum Support Center (Co-Chair). Email: yaozhang@hawaii.edu

Daniela Bottjer-Wilson, Assistant Specialist, Center for Teaching Excellence (Co-Chair)

Daniela Bottjer-Wilson, Assistant Specialist, Center for Teaching Excellence (Co-Chair). Currently on leave.

Linda Voong, Instructional Support Staff, Academic Personnel (Project Coordinator) Email: voong@hawaii.edu

Paul McKimmy, Specialist, Department of Learning Design and Technology

Paul McKimmy, Director, Technology and Distance Programs; Specialist, Department of Learning Design and Technology. Email: mckimmy@hawaii.edu

Christine Beaule, General Education Director and Associate Professor, General Education Office

Christine Beaule, General Education Director and Associate Professor, General Education Office. Email: beaule@hawaii.edu

Cari Gochenouer, Assessment Coordinator, General Education Office

Cari Gochenouer, Assessment Coordinator, General Education Office. Email: carigo@hawaii.edu