A campus locus for conversations about learning and teaching in the liberal arts.
In recent years, there have been dramatic changes in the ways we structure knowledge, in what we have come to understand about effective teaching and learning, and in the possibilities afforded by new technologies for improving teaching and learning. The Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts (CILA) was founded in 2000 to provide support for faculty working to meet the challenges posed by these changes. On the premise that the liberal arts colleges are ideal laboratories for pedagogical innovation and reform, CILA seeks to provide time and space for conversations and collaboration among faculty about learning, teaching and scholarship.
Coming up in CILA
Fall 2015 Faculty Lunch Conversations
Join your colleagues for a lunch discussion around interesting topics in teaching and learning. Unless otherwise noted, all lunches are in the Valhalla Dining Room, 11:45-1:15, with the main presentation and discussion planned from noon-1:00. Topics and presenters are announced by email, along with a request for RSVPs. See past topics here.
Save the Dates:
Tuesday, September 29.
Community? Whose Community? Lessons Learned about Community Engagement in International Contexts. Christopher Johnstone, Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
Wednesday, October 7
What could you do with some more FTE? Enhancing curricular and classroom innovation through the FTE Awards. Brian Borovsky, Physics; Donna McMillan, Psychology; Bill Sonnega, Media Studies/Theater; Anne Walter, Biology
Thursday, October 15 (Regents 356) – Provost’s Sabbatical Series Luncheon
Wednesday, October 21
Tuesday, November 10
Wednesday, November 18
Tuesday, November 24
Tuesday, December 1 (Buntrock 142)
Also, please note:
Thursday, November 5 (Sun Room) – Faculty Forum
Tuesday, November 10 (Viking Theater) – Mellby Lecture, 7:30 p.m.