Priorities:UNF Faculty Project
Project Name: Hicks Honors College Ingenuity Center
Project by Faculty Innovation Fellows Candidate Jeff Chamberlain
Why is this project important to you, your department, & your Fellows?
To develop the Honors program around innovation, we need a space that will be a home for honors students, a connector to the whole university, and that fosters creativity and ingenuity.
Our desire is for a brick-and-mortar Honors living and learning center with housing, classrooms, collaboration space, maker space, and faculty offices that is net zero on energy and (preferably) a living building. Failing a new building, however, we will work to repurpose other space on campus and incorporate virtual spaces as well (a central area that has a maker space but also a tech hub for collaboration and innovation).
- Honors students, students across campus who are interested in innovation
- UI Fellows, Millennium Fellows
- Faculty from every college (but champions particularly in Engineering, Building Management, Environmental Science, Public Health, Biology)
- Honors alumni
- Dean’s Council
- Local advocates of sustainability
- December 2020: Key stakeholders consulted--dean’s council, faculty champions, students, alumni, architect
- March 2021: Cohort of UN Millennium Fellows to focus on sustainability on campus
- June 2021: Key partners and champions (dean’s council, faculty champions, students, alumni) united and allied; renderings created, and begin to be used for fundraising
- September 2021: Major donor lined up; architect firm contracted; alternately new campus space (and technology for virtual connections) identified
- December 2021: New/revised building plan developed; alternately new campus space undergoing renovation and technology purchased
- March 2022: Construction date set; alternately, new space opens and technology activated
An Innovation Portfolio
- Honors curricular materials
- Progress reports and/or newsletters
- Design materials
- Promotional materials
- Tweets, instagram (or other social media) posts of progress