On August 21, 2014 the Bucknell Innovation Group hosted a one-day “unconference” in collaboration with ITEC. Participants went through a series of group brainstorming, clustering, and idea-generating activities on themes that included community-building, encouraging academic engagement, and overcoming barriers to innovation and collaboration.  At the end of the day there were four ideas that emerged as potential projects:
• Instituting an annual BIG award for a project team that exemplifies our mission
• The Training, Reforming, and Uplifting Student Talents (TRUST) Project, which will consider creative ways in which we might add new curricular offerings to to increase academic engagement
• The creation of a new student center, or adapting the LC to provide students more positive outlets for socialization at night
• Exploring a limited pass/fail option to encourage students to branch out academically