"I would highly recommend BMI to other institutions. They will experience a rare opportunity to work with their team in a guided manner to ideate in ways they never before experienced."
Marie Cini, Provost
University of Maryland, University College
The Incubator facilitates and supports institutions through a structured, co-created exploration and design process in three phases. The result is a launch-ready plan by Spring/Fall 2015.
- Spring 2014- Teams begin work right with a pre-convening assignment to engage them directly with student needs based on IDEO principles of design thinking.
- Summer 2014- Teams meet in Washington D.C. (July 22-25) for a three-day, on-site program featuring nationally recognized experts, workshops on design thinking skills used by successful innovators, and concentrated team time to frame out the plan.
- Fall and Winter 2014- Teams work with a coach and subject matter experts to lock in their design thinking skills from the convening and infuse their plans with new content.
- Spring and Fall 2015- Teams launch their CBE plans, pending accreditor approval.
Please contact Holly Morris, Director of Postsecondary Model Development and Adoption, for questions concerning the application process.