What's the best way to reward faculty for learning innovations?

Career incentives actually discourage innovation

It is a truth universally acknowledged that what gets rewarded gets done. In the case of faculty members, those rewards consist primarily of promotion and tenure. Career incentives dictate how faculty members spend their scarce time and energy.

In this environment, learning innovations come as an afterthought. Faculty members by and large feel that they do not stand to benefit from innovating in the classroom. In some cases, they may be actively discouraged from doing so by their colleagues.

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