Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2016-35
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair
Date of First Reading: February 22, 2016
Date of Second Reading: March 28, 2016
Title of Motion: Request from the School for the Future of Innovation in Society – for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Innovation for Impact
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: Innovation allows for amazing possibilities, and within each one of us is the potential to create, apply, research, and scale innovation to realize impact goals. Grounded in a use-inspired framework with a focus on transforming society, the Innovation for Impact certificate provides students a learning experience designed to help them develop expertise to investigate, innovate, and cultivate an impact innovation. The core of the certificate program is designed so students work collaboratively on an issue they care about. Students will investigate a problematic situation or imagine a possible future state, then apply their emerging expertise to innovative tactics for a desired outcome.