I enjoyed Karen Smith’s article in Teaching in Higher Education exploring innovation in higher education. Smith addresses innovation in a university-wide context as well as the individual context. She draws on Kanter’s metaphor of innovation being like flowers. Of course some of those flowers turn out to be weeds.
Karen Smith, “Cultivating innovative learning and teaching cultures: a question of garden design,” Teaching in Higher Education 16, no. 4 (2011): 427-348