At the University of Baltimore, the Office of Academic Innovation (OAI) understands its primary role as advocating, on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, the central mission of the university: namely, providing the university’s students with relevant, meaningful, high quality educational experiences that contribute to their personal, civic, and professional growth and development.  Through collaboration with university partners, OAI contributes to this larger goal by supporting, coordinating, and institutionalizing creative and innovative approaches to teaching, student learning, curriculum and program development, and the promotion and demonstration of student achievement. Under its umbrella OAI incorporates the Bank of America Center for Excellence Learning, Teaching, and Technology (CELTT) and the Helen P. Denit Honors Program.  OAI is also in the midst of establishing a university-wide program for bolstering credit-based, experiential learning experiences.

To help in the related responsibilities of familiarizing UB faculty and staff with the latest trends in education as well as publicizing the good work being done at the University of Baltimore to the larger community, the OAI team maintains this blog as a place for UB faculty, staff, and students to dialogue with national ideas and issues related to higher education.  In addition to publishing regular contributions from our team, we welcome and encourage submissions from UB faculty, staff, and students, as well as from others interested in issues related to higher education.


Name Title
Paul Walsh Associate Vice President for Academic Innovation and Instructional Support
James Campbell Business Analyst, Office of Technology Services