Category: Catalyst Innovation Program

Catalyst Innovation Program 2019 – 2020 Winners

Catalyst awards give us a rapid investment lever for individuals in the #iteachMSU community, when they sense the need for innovation and have an inspired idea, we can give them the boost needed to make something happen.
Brendan Guenther

Greetings everyone! My name is Rashad Muhammad. I am a Learning Experience Designer in the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. As we begin the new year, I am excited to step into the role of the project manager for the Catalyst Innovation Program. Catalyst Innovation Program was designed to incentivize the MSU community…

Success in the Inaugural Catalyst Grant Program

As we prepare to announce the 2019-2020 Catalyst Innovation Program recipients and change program coordinators, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of Year #1, what we learned, and a bit about our hopes moving forward.

As we prepare to announce the 2019-2020 Catalyst Innovation Program recipients and change program coordinators, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of Year #1, what we learned, and a bit about our hopes moving forward. The first year of the Catalyst program saw a wide variety of projects…

Funding alert! Announcing the CFP for Round 2 of the Catalyst Innovation Program

Our job is to always have our eye on digital learning futures here at MSU, and with this call I want to help you change the way you think about and approach the student experience!
Jess Knott

I have been busy this summer. If you’re my father you might ask – “Wait – isn’t higher ed like having the summer off?” My answer? A vigorous no. As mentioned earlier this summer, we at the Hub are here to help you accelerate your ideas and try new, daring, effective things with your teaching.…

Catalyst Innovation Program Spotlight – Chakrapani and Saldanha

Chakrapani and Saldanha hope that re-designing their course to incorporate various levels of interactivity through VR will help students leverage exploration spaces they didn't previously have access to.

Last October, the Hub launched the Catalyst Innovation Program, providing small amounts of funding to facilitate MSU faculty trying something new with digital tools and teaching approaches “for the purposes of allowing experimentation in spaces with the potential to enhance student learning experiences on a digitally-immersed, global campus.”  Ten projects were ultimately accepted in the…