Center for Academic Innovation

MISSION:  To introduce and support innovative tools and techniques that encourage the three Strategic Goals of Montana Technological University. That is, to foster programs of distinction that promote student success through a healthy and vibrant campus ecosystem.

Center for Academic Innovation Strategic Plan

The Horizon Report

The 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition has arrived, and as usual is full of helpful, insightful, and valuable predictions into the future of higher education. This year’s format is much like previous years, and includes the trends, key technologies and practices, and the scenarios that the editors foresee being most impactful. Review the Horizon Report to get more information on the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political trends that they forecast and learn more about the key technologies and practices such as AI, learning spaces, microcredentialing, and professional development. Based on their research and experience, the editors of this year’s report feel that there are still four possible scenarios for institutions of higher education – growth, constraint, collapse, or transformation. The report is free and downloadable as a PDF file here.


Thank you to all who attended XLi 2022 in Butte! If you attended the XLi 2022 either virtually or face-to-face and would like to view the recordings of the presentations, please contact Kat McCormick for access information. (Please note – not all presentations were recorded due to various issues ranging from presenter request to some technical difficulties. We apologize if the recording you are seeking is one of those.)

 Thank you again to all our attendees, planners, and sponsors!


Kat McCornick

Kat McCormick, Ed. S.

Director, Center for Academic Innovation

Engineering Hall 207


Kathy StevensKathy Stevens

Distance Learning Coordinator

Engineering Hall 206


Resources for Academic Innovation @ Tech

Visit the following offices for additional support of your pursuit of excellence at Tech:

Montana Tech Library - Scott Juskiewicz
Disability Services - Shauna Goodell
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
Montana Tech Advising

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