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The Collaboratory provides coordination, leadership, and a single point of contact for launching both internal and external conversations aimed at fostering innovation and change in engineering education.
Introductory half-day visits, offered during our academic year, are a compelling way to experience the unique culture of Olin and spark ideas. A highlight of the visit is our “Campus, Curriculum, Culture” walking tour, led by student liaisons who work as a part of our Collaboratory team, giving visitors the chance to hear directly from them about their experiences.
Olin's Collaboratory offers highly participatory faculty workshops and summer institutes to co-design curriculum and empower academic innovators.
Olin faculty enable and equip institutions to recognize, develop and meet their innovation needs.
Currently for UK graduate students and post-docs only.
Olin seeks a like-minded post-graduate (including post-doctoral) partner through the Vest Scholars program, to engage with us as a learner and co-teacher and to become a part of our community. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about exploring new pedagogical and curricular approaches, embracing educational reform and innovation, and committed to translating best practices to their eventual learning environment. We anticipate that they would explore research topics such as project-based learning, intrinsic motivation and autonomy, or self-efficacy, would create and co-teach in new pedagogic models, and would work with the Collaboratory to engage educators outside of Olin.
Olin is an undergraduate-focused institution; a Vest Scholar at Olin will have the opportunity for substantial professional development and engagement, but not for credit-bearing academic work. The Vest Scholar at Olin would both develop their own approaches to personalized education and learn how to create interdisciplinary, contextual learning experiences for students to help give them the tools to tackle the multidimensional Grand Challenges, and would emerge with a strengthened portfolio in both research and in education. For more information, visit the Vest Scholars web page.