The Educational Innovation Institute (EII) was founded as the Education Discovery
Institute in 2008, as one of six “Discovery Institutes” of Augusta University.
The EII has two core focus areas: teaching excellence and education related research.
I envision the EII structure as an educational bench (educating good teachers), an
educational bedside (educating good health care professionals), and an educational
community (the sum of the "bench" and "bedside" creates healthier communities).
The early emphasis of our programs has been at undergraduate health sciences education
level, but I envision collaborative, multi-institutional research and educational
innovation that spans from undergraduate health sciences education through graduate
education to continuing health sciences education.
In addition to a productive program of educational research, the EII has developed faculty educational research fellowship and teaching scholars fellowships, and offers workshops, Education and Treats (EAT) lunch time discussions, and consultation services for educators and educational researchers.
Lara Stepleman, PhD
Prof, Psych & Health Behavior