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Butler Innovation

Through Butler Innovation, we are challenging the traditional boundaries of higher education to advance our vision for leadership in the creation and delivery of transformative student-centered learning experiences that prepare graduates to make a meaningful impact in the world.

The Innovation Fund provides grants to students, faculty, and staff to support ideas that foster creativity, facilitate collaboration, and help us reach new levels of excellence.

Innovation University empowers change at the college level, distinguishing Butler through forward-thinking programs and a strengthened commitment to community engagement, experiential learning, and international education. 2013 marked the launch of Butler's first online courses, a major milestone for the University, and a platform for exciting changes planned in 2014 and beyond.

Finally, Innovation Unbound challenges us to imagine Butler as the institution it can become, without constraints. The faculty engaged in this open and strategic dialogue are making great progress and will present initial ideas to the Butler community in the first half of 2014.

Thank you for your support of Butler Innovation and we look forward to your ideas.

 

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Three Paths to Innovation

Innovation Fund

Innovation Fund

Butler wants to invest in ideas-ideas that will help put our University on the map; ideas that will help us reach new levels of excellence, especially in the areas of teaching and learning. We want to foster creativity and facilitate collaboration. We want to encourage innovation and the use of new technologies. We want to enhance our existing programs and help support our mission.

We invite faculty, staff, and students to submit their ideas. Why? Because we think great ideas can come from any member of our community. Since launching the Innovation Fund in 2012, the University has invested in 28 projects. Check out the FAQs for additional information.

Innovation University

Innovation University

The concept of Innovation University is actually the fuel for change at the ground level on Butler's campus. Innovation University empowers and challenges faculty, staff, deans—and even the students—to shape the curriculum, learning environment, and overall Butler education.

It's opening up lines of communication across campus for creative dialogue. It's proposing new ideas and concepts. It's experimentation. It's bold implementation.

Innovation Unbound

Innovation Unbound

What is the unbounded view of Butler University? It's a simple question with complex and varying answers.

Innovation Unbound is the process of imagining Butler as the institution it can become, without constraints. It's a conversation with no boundaries; no politics, no divisions, no departments, and no pretense. The purpose of such open, thoughtful and strategic dialogue, of course, is to shape the very existence of Butler University, but in an unconventional and much more proactive manner.