Faculty Innovation Fellowship

Faculty Innovation Fellowship

FY21 Faculty Innovation Fellowship

In collaboration with the Provost and the Associate Provost for Education Innovation and Student Life, the Office of Innovation is recruiting faculty to participate in the inaugural Faculty Innovation Fellows program. The purpose of the program is to incentivize innovations in teaching that advance MUSC towards its strategic goals.
Up to five (5) faculty members from across MUSC’s academic domains will be selected to participate as Fellows. Fellowships will be for the FY21 academic year. Topics and goals may change annually with each cohort.


How to use advanced technology* to improve teaching and learning.
*advanced technology is broadly defined, including, but not limited to: AI, AR/VR, simulation, 3D printing, etc.
Over the course of a year, Fellows will be expected to identify a mentor knowledgeable with deploying the selected technology in an academic setting, develop a detailed plan and budget, pilot and evaluate the plan, and prepare a final report. Applicants may select an advanced technology with which they have some experience. However, the use of the advanced technology as a teaching tool must be new to the applicant’s division, and preference will be given to those applicants learning new skills.

Examples of projects in the category of advanced technology:


Each Fellow will receive $10,000 in professional development funds.

  • Funds may be used for any expense permitted by University and state policies, including, but not limited to training expenses and associated travel, site licenses for software, technology and material purchases, honoraria for mentors.
  • Funds will be disbursed after submission and approval of a detailed plan and itemized budget.


  • July 1, 2020 Solicitation released
  • August 14, 2020 Applications due
  • September 4, 2020 Fellows notified
  • September 18, 2020 Fellows orientation
  • October 16, 2020 Detailed project plan due
  • February 01, 2021 Progress report due
  • June 25, 2021 Final report due


We are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Faculty Innovation Fellows. This inaugural cohort of fellows was selected from a highly competitive applicant pool and each will dedicate effort this year to deploying advanced technology in a learning environment, with a goal of improving learning outcomes. 

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals:

Rachel Penrod-Martin, PhD, College of Medicine

Fellowship Goal: Use virtual reality to enhance teaching of neural systems

Anthony  Mennito, DMD, College of Dental Medicine

Fellowship Goal: Leverage 3D printing to create a multi-layered tooth with defects that feels similar to an actual tooth

Ted Meyer, MD, PhD, College of Medicine

Fellowship Goal: Utilize machine learning in the analysis of otologic procedures to provide a better understanding of surgical techniques and improve performance

Angela Stanley, DNP, MA, APRN-BC, PHCNS-BC, NEA-BC, College of Nursing

Fellowship Goal: Combine an avatar cased-based primary care learning environment with a remote, student telehealth/teleprecept platform to increase clinical training opportunities

Maggie Thomas, MD and William  McManigle, MD, College of Medicine

Fellowship Goal: Enhance education and training on point-of-care ultrasound to help learners develop and master image acquisition, image interpretation, diagnostic accuracy and reasoning

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