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The Academic Innovation and Intelligence Lab

Interrupt. Iterate. Reconstruct.

We break barriers + build paths for student success.

What We Do

We are an academic innovation and intelligence lab that uses research, data, and intervention to clear a path for students to succeed. We investigate processes, explore new pedagogical approaches, test new technologies, and share our insights nationwide.

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Why We Do It

It's time to build for change instead of just responding to it. Students' needs are outpacing and outgrowing our existing education models. It's our ambition to reconstruct higher education so every student can have an exceptional educational experience.

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Our Work

Steady change through strong partnerships.

As part of The Office of Undergraduate Studies, we activate its vision to build an exceptional, transformative educational experience for every student. We partner internally with faculty and students, and externally with the University Innovation Alliance to study, develop, and scale interventions that drive massive change.

Our projects are made possible by partnerships and funding from:

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Our Process

A pressure-tested structure that scales

Rooted in Design Thinking, our process allows us to find insight, iterate ideas, and build solutions in a repeatable, flexible way. It's our Old Faithful: we've taught it to thousands of students and professionals, disseminated it across sectors and industry verticals, utilized it in our work, and refined it for the last 20+ years. And we know there's still room to grow.

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Last Updated: 3/29/24