Encoura® Eduventures® Research Announces 2023 Innovation Award Winners

June 15, 2023

Award Winners Honored at Eduventures Summit Include Arizona State University, Augsburg University, and Western Governors University

Boston, MA – June 15, 2023 – Encoura, an educational data science and research organization,​ ​​today announced the winners of the annual Innovation Awards Program at Eduventures Summit 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Innovation Awards Program was created to recognize and showcase the achievements of individuals and organizations that share Encoura’s vision for innovating to improve outcomes in higher education. This year, Eduventures received a record number of submissions that showcased innovative and transformative projects. To enable the judges to recognize an even greater number of exceptional efforts, the program was expanded to include a special recognition category.

Selected by a jury of higher education leaders and advisors, Encoura and its Eduventures Research division celebrated the award winners at a ceremony and reception that took place during the annual Eduventures Summit. Award winners and Recognition of Achievement honorees were announced by Cara Quackenbush, Encoura’s Executive Vice President of Research.

The 2023 Innovation Award winners include:

  • Arizona State University
  • Augsburg University
  • Western Governors University

2023 Recognition of Achievement honorees include:

  • George Mason University
  • Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  • Purdue University
  • Spartanburg Methodist College

“More than ever, global society relies on innovation to help evolve humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy, and equitable” said Quackenbush. “We are thrilled to be honoring the institutions that have created new, actionable, and innovative programs that are changing the landscape for higher education and their shared commitment of serving their student bodies and the larger community.”

About the Innovation Awards Program

Now in its seventh year, the Eduventures Innovation Awards Program honors organizations and teams that are shaping the future of higher education. Entries are submitted in 3 categories and are designed to identify higher education institutions that have demonstrated significant innovations when developing and deploying programs that impact these areas:

  • Enrollment: A new enrollment management strategy in a fast-changing environment
  • Student Experience: A new approach to teaching and learning or student support
  • Outcomes: A new effort to define and report student outcomes

Judges select winners from written applications and, if needed, conduct follow-up interviews. Entries are scored on value to the institution, innovation, and relevance to the mission of the school and are announced in conjunction with the Eduventures Annual Summit.

“Augsburg Applies to You aims to lower barriers, foster a culture of belonging, and ultimately change systems to address historically rooted inequities in higher education. I want to recognize the courage and commitment of our strategic enrollment management division staff, every one of whom took ownership of the project and contributed to its successful launch this year,” commented Augsburg University President Paul C. Pribbenow.

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