Fostering a culture of innovation in teaching and learning in research-intensive universities: Implications for academic developers

  • Adriana Briseño-Garzón
  • Karin Cattell-Holden
  • Hannah Lora Freeman
  • Jeff Miller
  • Andreas Reinhardt


In this paper we present the goals, structure and impact of five different programs currently operating in four international research-intensive universities, and discuss how these initiatives foster a culture of innovation in T&L at their home institutions. We also discuss the contributions and roles played by academic developers as well as the current dilemmas and open questions we face.