The State Of Innovation In Higher: A Survey of Academic Administrators

Concurrent Session 8
OLC Session

Brief Abstract

The Online Learning Consortium and The Learning House, Inc. partnered in 2017 to survey academic administrators on the topic of innovation in higher education. From this survey and follow-up interviews, OLC and Learning House developed The State of Innovation in Higher Education report. Join this session, presented by co-authors Dr. Jill Buban and Andrew J. Magda, to learn key findings and insights from The State of Innovation report, including:

  • Insight into whether administrators view their institutions as innovative
  • The varying definitions that administrators apply to “innovation,” and how this influences their approaches to innovation
  • Common barriers to successfully implementing innovative projects
  • The level of influence that leadership, faculty, and students have over innovation
  • Lessons that administrators may apply to innovation tactics in their strategic plans



Andrew J. Magda is the Manager of Market Research of The Learning House, Inc. He leads in the development of custom and large-scale market research studies and assists partner institutions with their research needs. Prior to Learning House, Andrew was a senior analyst at Eduventures and a project manager at the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut.

Extended Abstract