Introducing the CAIT Matrix: A New Collaboration Process

Tuesday, February 02 | 5:00pm - 5:45pm ET | Texas Ballroom Salon F, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
The Collective for Academic Innovation and Transformation (CAIT), an ad hoc group, will present a taxonomy developed to assist faculty and academic technology support staff with managing internal seed grant awards and assessments, aligning internal grants with national initiatives, and locating potential cross-institutional collaborators. The matrix is currently being tested through tagging of institutionally sponsored seed grant projects. The objective is to create a resource that will enable easier identification of shared research interests across institutional boundaries in service of the scholarship of teaching, learning, and assessment.

OUTCOMES: Understand the development and context of the CAIT matrix * Learn about the matrix use as a seed grant and research collaboration tool * Explore next steps for how the tool can be scaled and shared


  • Alan Girelli

    Director, Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Christina Sax

    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • Lawrence Ragan

    Director, Center for Online Innovations in Learning, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Lisa Stephens

    Senior Strategist, SUNY Academic Innovation, University at Buffalo-SUNY
  • MJ Bishop

    Director, Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland