Task Force on Innovation

The Task Force on Innovation (TFI) is a campus-wide initiative to seek out, pilot, and implement innovative ideas for the improvement of teaching and learning on Daytona Beach campus.

Sponsored Innovations

Student Innovation Awards

The Student Innovation Awards recognize individuals and/or teams who propose the best ideas to enhance the campus, student life, or academic life. The Student Innovation Awards highlight not only the creative, innovative, problem-solving skills of Daytona Beach students but also their digital communications skills. Learn more about the Student Innovation Awards.

Digital Studio 

The Digital Studio offers a tutoring space that addresses the development of digital literacies of Daytona Beach campus students. This space offers digital creation work areas, technology, and trained tutors to support both students and faculty working on digital projects for their classes or research. Learn more about the Digital Studio.

Hybrid Course Development Program

This program began as a Task Force on Innovation (TFI) Initiative in 2009. Faculty initially received training from CTLE staff on best practices for delivering hybrid courses. Feedback from students in hybrid courses has been largely positive. CTLE continues to offer online training for faculty wishing to teach hybrid courses, with plans to provide updated training to those faculty who completed earlier versions of the program.

Gamification

Gamification is the use of game elements or theory in non-gaming contexts to influence behavior. Some benefits of gamification in the classroom include increased motivation, more student-directed learning and possibilities for differentiated instruction. Our Gamification program is a new form of faculty development program, one that encourages exploration by faculty at a pace that they choose, achieve awards for their own learning like grants or SWAG. This signature program developed from work done on the Taskforce on Innovation (TFI). Learn more about the elements of Gamified Faculty Development, Implementation and Assessment of GFD, Implementations of GFD.

Task Force for Innovations Membership

Task Force Co-Chairs

Dr. Lori Mumpower
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Dr. James J. Pembridge
Associate Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering

Membership

Ahmed Abdelghany
Associate Dean for Research & Professor of Operations Management, O’Maley College of Business

Donna Barbie
Associate Dean & Professor of Humanities & Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

Mike Berta
Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Keisha Brown
Director of IT Services, Daytona Beach Campus

Anne Marie Casey
Director, Hunt Library

Kim Chambers
Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Aaron Clevenger
Assistant Provost & Dean of International Programs

Claudia Cornejo Happel
Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Terry Dallas
Executive Director of IT Services

Jayendra S. Gokhale
Associate Professor of Economics, O’Maley College of Business

Samantha R. Harrison
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science

Mary Kayler
Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Lisa Kollar
Assistant Provost and Dean of Students

Ashley Lear
Professor of Humanities and Composition, College of Arts and Sciences

Tasos Lyrintzis
Chair of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Chad Rohrbacher
Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Suzanne Sprague
Associate Director for Electronic and Technical Services

Becky Vasquez
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mike Wiggins
Chair of Aeronautical Science, College of Aviation

Mike Williams
Dean of O’Maley College of Business

Jennifer Wojton
Associate Professor of Humanities and Composition

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History

Dr. Shirley Waterhouse, Executive Director Emerita of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, began the Task Force on Innovation (TFI) in 2009 as a way to pilot and implement innovative ideas for the improvement of teaching and learning on Daytona Beach campus. Significant campus projects that began as TFI initiatives include the Student Innovation Awards, the Digital Studio, the Hybrid Course Development Program, and most recently, Gamification.