Department of Education, Innovation and Technology

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About Us

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The Department of Education, Innovation, and Technology anchors education, one of Baylor College of Medicine's mission areas, as a discipline at the College with an academic focus on the science of teaching and learning. Members of the department contribute to a growing body of specialized knowledge related to how people learn and effective educational practices.

Faculty members in the department have diverse sets of knowledge and skills related to educational research and evaluation, technology applications, scientific and clinical teaching, commercialization and research coordination. The synergies afforded by EIT promote collaboration and development of novel educational experiences for students and trainees, educational programs and teaching resources. 

The department guides professional growth and development of its members, supports faculty career advancement, and stimulates identification and translation of new discoveries or best practices benefiting the learning community within Baylor, globally and nationally. 

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Education, Innovation and Technology Educational Grants

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The Department of EIT announces the availability of pilot grant funding for BCM faculty members engaged in educational research or program development and evaluation. Education, Innovation, and Technology Faculty Pilot Grants provide funding of up to $50,000 per project for up to a two-year duration. Up to five awards will be made at the beginning of FY23. The submitting principal investigator (PI) must be a BCM faculty member appointed in the Department of EIT. Due date: May 16, 2022.

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Faculty Development
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Call for Faculty Applications

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The Department of Education, Innovation & Technology accepts applications for faculty appointment from existing Baylor faculty members on an ad hoc basis. For information, view the information session overview and FAQ. Contact Maria Lopez, administrator, for information about how to apply.

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Disciplinary Focus Areas

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The Department of Education, Innovation and Technology provides infrastructure and collaborators to develop interdisciplinary partnerships, businesses and scholarly work, as well as new learning objects, distance education strategies, courses or curricula. In particular, faculty members focus on the following areas within education as a discipline.

Science of Teaching and Learning

  • Principles of adult learning (andragogy)
  • Improvement in educational practices through discovery, innovation, synthesis and application

Curriculum Design and Assessment

  • Approaches that are appropriate for self-directed, collaborative or interdisciplinary learning
  • Alignment of learner outcomes, assessment approaches and design of learning experiences

Learner-centered Teaching and Education Methodologies

  • Applications of inclusive and equitable approaches 
  • Development of learners’ metacognitive and critical thinking skills
  • Teaching practices that promote disciplinary expertise and learner agency

Online Teaching and Learning

  • Blended/hybrid, synchronous and asynchronous strategies for teaching and course design
  • Connected learning using new technologies or approaches

Digital Technology Applications to Education 

  • Alignment of technology use to learning goals
  • Development or new applications of learning objects and digital tools