The mission of the Educational Innovation Institute (EII) at the Medical College of
Georgia at Augusta University (AU) is to champion excellence and innovation in health
sciences education, and educational scholarship that enhances learning and develops
educational leaders locally and globally.
The EII was founded as the Education Discovery Institute in 2008 under the leadership
of Dr. Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, retired Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and former Co-Director
of the EII.
What we do
Inspire and facilitate the reframing of educational problems and challenges to meet
the needs of today’s health professions education learners and educators.
Support the professional and educational leadership development of health professions
Provide health professions educators with time-tested and/or innovative processes,
technologies, or select content to address today’s educational problems and challenges.
Who we serve
Primary: Augusta University health professions educators
Secondary: The broader health professions education community
How we do it
Provide services that are timely, professional, personal, participatory, and development-oriented.
Apply team-member competencies in educational assessment, faculty development, program
development, program evaluation, and educational research.