2014 Campus Technology Innovators: Winners

2014 Campus Technology Innovators Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 10th annual Campus Technology Innovators awards. This year, 11 honorees were selected in six categories, out of 215 nominations submitted from higher education institutions around the globe. Entries were reviewed by our Innovators Judging Committee, a group of higher ed tech leaders, many of whom are former Innovators award winners. Final winners were chosen by our expert team of editors.

Full coverage of the award-winning projects will appear in our July issue and on our site.

Category: Teaching and Learning

Marist College

Project: Students Collaborating Internationally in the Academic Computing Cloud

  • An international, student-designed and student-delivered academic learning environment combining a website, MOOC, and open online community.

Project lead: Radley Cramer, director, Fashion Program

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Category: Student Systems and Services

PAR Framework (A collaborative of 16 higher ed institutions)

Project: Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework

  • A multi-institutional effort to develop predictive analytics for student success and link interventions to specific risk factors.

Project lead: Beth Davis, managing director, PAR Framework

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Georgia Institute of Technology

Project: AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center

  • A full-service center offering efficient, accessible e-text, Braille, assistive technology, and captioning to postsecondary institutions.

Project lead: Christopher Lee, head, AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center

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University of Washington

Project: MyPlan: Integrated Planning and Advising System

  • Open source software that integrates previously siloed administrative functions such as degree audit and articulation, student lifecycle and recruitment, registration, and advising.

Project lead: Darcy Van Patten, director, student information systems

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Category: Administrative Systems

Kennesaw State University

Project: New Learning Models Virtual Assessment Center

  • Operationalizing credit awards for MOOC participants drives enrollment and create a new revenue stream for the university.

Project lead: Elke Leeds, assistant vice president, technology-enhanced learning

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City Colleges of Chicago

Project: OpenBook

  • A data democracy culture supported by a flexible, interactive reporting and analytics system.

Project lead: Brendan Aldrich, executive director, data warehousing services

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Category: Leadership, Governance and Policy

NYU School of Social Work

Project: TorchTech

  • A community-led group for fostering collaboration, building relationships, sharing information, and impacting strategy for IT across a large, distributed university.

Project lead: Evan Silberman, IT Director

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The University of Oklahoma

Project: One University Digital Initiative

  • A technology strategy for a broad, sweeping campaign to ensure the university will take its place in the digital realm.

Project lead: Nick Hathaway, executive vice president

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Category: IT Infrastructure and Systems

Penn State University

Project: DNA Compiler

  • A web portal and high-performance computing platform that enables researchers to use the cloud for one of the most challenging research applications: DNA sequencing.

Project lead: Howard Salis, assistant professor of biological and chemical engineering

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University of Denver

Project: Anderson Academic Commons (Penrose Library) Renovation

  • The transformation of a traditional library to a technology-rich learning commons, including a move to digital publishing.

Project lead: Nancy Allen, dean and director, Anderson Academic Commons

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Category: Education Futurists

NYU Stern School of Business

Project: Langone Lab - An Innovative Orientation Program Using Apps and Wearable Tech to Power New Learning Experiences

  • A student orientation experience focused on experiential, collaborative learning and cutting-edge tech tools like Google Glass.

Project lead: Maya Georgieva, associate director

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Call for entries: Jan. 6

Deadline extension: March 3


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