Associate Professor Experimental (APX)

Associate Professor Experimental (APX) is a design thinking and flash funding faculty retreat that gives newly tenured associate professors dedicated funds and focused time to envision new research directions with colleagues in diverse academic disciplines. APX was created by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors and the School for Design and Creative Technologies and is funded by the Executive Vice President and Provost. 

Participation in APX is by invitation only. Each APX cohort consists of newly promoted (tenured) associate professors. The Office of the Vice President for Research extends APX invitations to all assistant professors who have been approved for promotion to Associate Professor with tenure each spring, as soon as tenure decisions have been finalized at the University level. The APX retreat takes place during the fall semester.