Innovation in Teaching Series

The Garage, Northwestern’s hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation, in partnership with the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup, is pleased to present a new program to explore new developments in teaching and learning: the Innovation in Teaching Series.

Pam Daniels, Clinical Assistant Professor and Design Innovator in Residence at The Segal Design Institute; Melissa Crounse Kaufman, Executive Director of the Garage; and Marianna Kepka, Assistant Provost for Academic Initiatives have organized a series of presentations and panel discussions as a forum for showcasing exciting developments and building community throughout Northwestern around teaching innovation.

Upcoming Events

Design Innovation: What’s all the Fuss About?

Thursday, June 7. 12pm. The Garage. 

Enrollment in design classes at Northwestern is growing by almost 30% a year, and 1/3 of all undergrads end up taking a design class before graduating.  What's all the fuss about?  Come learn about human-centered design by experiencing it first-hand in this lunch & learn session, led by Professor Greg Holderfield, Director of the Segal Design Institute at the McCormick School of Engineering. 

The session will be hosted at The Garage on Thursday, June 7th.  Please RSVP here.  

Event Schedule:

  • 12-12:30 lunch and conversation
  • 12:30-1:30 interactive session on design innovation

The Innovation in Teaching Series is hosted by the Office of the Provost and The Garage at Northwestern.  Have an idea for a future session?  Contact Dan Pattley at  


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