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Learn More and Apply Below (Deadline: 3/8/24).

What is the InnovatED Program?

This professional development (PD) program is designed to support UH faculty systemwide in integrating entrepreneurial frameworks, concepts of innovation, and engineering design thinking into their course curriculum. Developed in partnership with UH Office of Innovation and Commercialization and the UH Online Innovation Center (a.k.a UH OIC²), this 1-year program, encompassing a two-week intensive bootcamp and monthly community of practice meetings, enables participants to redesign an existing course to integrate entrepreneurial concepts, global and local problem-solving, and service-oriented approaches in alignment with UH’s Strategic Plan and other nationally recognized entrepreneurship frameworks. In collaboration with industry and community partners, participants will not only foster innovation for their students but also empower them to tackle real-world challenges. This PD program will apply 21st Century Skills as a foundation for meaningful impact both in and beyond the classroom.


This program is not just a program; it's an opportunity to be at the forefront of educational innovation. By joining this community of fellow innovative thinkers, you're choosing to make a significant impact on your students' lives and contributing to Hawaiʻi’s workforce, community, and environment. Sign up today and be a part of this transformative experience!

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Program Learning Outcomes

Hover over or select each topic for a detailed description of outcomes.

Course Redesign w/ Integration of Entrepreneurial Mindset

Participants will redesign an existing course, incorporating minimally 20% new content focused on entrepreneurship concepts and mindsets, including problem-solving and service-oriented approaches aligned with UH’s Strategic Plan (Imperative 3: Meet Hawaiʻi’s workforce needs of today and tomorrow).

Entrepreneurship Frameworks Implementation

Participants will apply specific entrepreneurship frameworks, fostering innovation and real-world problem-solving skills with their students by implementing at least one project or assignment into their redesigned course curriculum.

Empowering Global and Local Problem Solving

Participants will incorporate opportunities for students to engage in solving global or local problems, aligned with UN Sustainability Goals.

Integration of 21st Century Skills and Collaborations

Participants will provide opportunities for students to showcase 21st Century Skills and interact with industry professionals or community partners, with a focus on customer/partner discovery.

Community Engagement Strategies

Participants will develop and employ strategies to seek and establish connections with community partners, integrating these strategies into their course structure.

Applications Are Now Open!

The deadline to submit an application form for the 2024 cohort is Friday, March 8th, 2024.

Applications Timeline:

  • Applications Open: Thursday, Feb. 1 – Friday, March 8, 2024
  • Applications Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2024
  • Notification of Program Acceptances: Prior to Spring Break (March 18-22)
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2024 cohort applications are closed, however...

Interested in Applying?

If you would like to join the next cohort, please fill out an interest form to be notified of program updates.

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Program Schedule

By May 1, 2024

  •  Submit an initial draft of your Course Map to be used during the PD.
  •  Submit your initial draft of a course syllabus to be used during the PD.

By Mid-May, 2024 – Feedback will be provided by PD facilitators.

Monday-Friday, June 17-21 and June 24-28, 2024

  • Required attendance to synchronous sessions (9 a.m.-noon, a total of 30 hours).
  • Active participation during interactive sessions and engaging in hands-on activities.
  • Optional office hours available for additional program support *$500 will be paid out upon full completion of bootcamp activities.

July 2024 – May 2025

  • Engage in monthly Community of Practice Discussion Forum.
  • Implement the redesigned course and maintain connections with community and industry partners.
  • Participation in a Course Implementation Showcase *$1,500 will be paid out upon completion of all post-bootcamp activities.


Program Benefits

Professional Development

Innovate existing teaching practices and apply new instructional strategies to adapt to the changing landscape of workforce industries.

Course Redesign

Opportunity to redesign a course to incorporate entrepreneurial frameworks, engage with community partners, and empower students to engage in global and local problem solving.

Collaboration & Networking

Participate and engage in a community of practice around entrepreneurship and innovation to promote and sustain peer-to-peer learning.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Stipend amount of $2k is distributed upon completion of Phase 2 and Phase 3, respectively.

Empower Students

Equip students with 21st Century Skills and an entrepreneurial mindset to excel in today's dynamic world.

Contribute to UH’s Strategic Goals

Play a role in fulfilling UH’s commitment to local and global challenges, particularly in innovation and workforce development.

Strengthen Community Ties

Build lasting partnerships with industry and community organizations, aligning education with real-world needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs have been created for participants in the InnovatED program or those interested in applying. Please note that this is a working document and the content continues to be revised based upon the most recent updates.

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