Executive Director of Information and Innovation Kathleen Peak outlines that each project proposal is assessed on a range of criteria: “Does it align with UCC’s strategic plan? Is it innovative? Can it be expanded? Can the project be sustained?”
Grants have been awarded for a wide range of novel proposals since the program’s inception in September 2018. Applicants have focused on such topics as decreasing distraction from devices in the classroom, optimizing efficiency in business processes with the help of AI-powered learning modules, acquiring VR technology to help create artworks and heighten learning, and incorporating mindfulness to improve physical and mental wellbeing.