The Academic Innovation Program is a joint effort of the Academic Technology Advisory Board (ATAB) and the University Council on Teaching (UCT) to promote the effective utilization of academic technology to enhance student-faculty interaction. The Executive Director for Academic Technology, Rita Owens, hosted a series of faculty meetings in spring 2013 that included faculty from across the university’s academic disciplines and departments. The meetings were organized according to "affinity groups" established by the UCT and ATAB, including large, introductory, and core courses; experiential and out-of-classroom learning; teaching and learning foreign languages; and effective writing and reasoning. Specific projects were then generated from each of these cohorts. The planned timeline for investigation and implementation of these projects includes the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years, with an extension to finish ongoing projects through May 2016. The Academic Innovation Program is designed to motivate and support new teaching initiatives that promote successful instruction and re-thinking of course design at BC.