What we’re learning about innovation at MSU Global

Written by: Christine Geith

Primary Source: Christine Geith

How do we actually facilitate faculty innovation at Michigan State University? To better understand our innovation advocacy practices, we conducted a three-part reflective self study this year and have some initial answers. We’re sharing our initial findings in this 3-pager. Bill Heinrich also shared insights in this blog post.

Here’s how we learned about what we do:

1. Reflected on our own patterns and profile through a self-study

2. Used the Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator (ISPI), a commercial psychometric tool; and

3. Experimented with gatherings and creative activities for dynamic partnerships and connectivity.

Innovation Process Diagram

Illustration of the MSU Global Innovation Process


The following two tabs change content below.
Christine Geith
What my LinkedIn profile doesn’t tell you: I’ve been fortunate to help found two pioneering university departments for online learning and I’ve helped co-create about a dozen organizations – from airline supply and computer training to 4 non-profit education technology organizations. I was a founding board member of a global for-profit education services company and I’m an advisor for edtech startups. I serve as Provost and Executive Director of Michigan State University MSUglobal Knowledge and Learning Innovations MSUglobal. I’m an artist creating nature-inspired paintings with acrylics and digital light on my iPhone and iPad. I’m also a bio energy healing practitioner and president-elect of the National Association for Esoteric Healing.