Developing an Incentive Program for Campus Innovation

Topics: Community College, Campus Climate, University Systems and Governance

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Research Questions

  • How do other institutions define ‘innovation’ for the purpose of providing incentive funds for this work?
  • What strategies have other institutions employed to create a sustainable funding model?


Due to a reduction in public funding, many administrators are finding it increasingly challenging to locate and justify funding for innovation on their campus. This brief profiles the structures of innovation incentive programs at various institutions and highlights important considerations for a successful incentive program.

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