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.
In CILA News:
Hold the Dates! – Fall 2013 Faculty Lunch Conversations (Look Below For More Information)
|Wednesday, September 25||Tuesday, October 1||Wednesday, November 6|
|Wednesday, October 9||Thursday, November 14|
|Thursday, October 17|| Tuesday, November 19
|Tuesday, October 22|
Join your colleagues for lunch discussion around interesting topics in teaching and learning. All lunches except the Provost’s Sabbatical Series run 11:45-1:15, with the main presentation and discussion planned from noon-1:00. Lunch topics are announced by email, along with a request for rsvps. Session topics listed below as scheduled.
|Wed September 25||Connecting Students with the Global Commons through Teaching and Research: Visions of Internationalization Dana Gross (Psychology & Associate Dean for IGS), Time Howe (History)||SUN ROOM|
|Tues October 1||Digital Scholarship for Teaching and Research: New Models, New York, New Lives Karen Achberger (German), Will Bridges (Asian Studies), Mary Titus (English)||BC 142|
|Wed October 9||The Innovative Classroom – unleashing the creativity in our students and ourselves Irve Dell, Art and Art History; Sian Muir, Management Studies||BC 142|
|Thurs October 17||Provost’s Sabbatical Series Luncheon Doug Casson and Anant Rambachan (Community Time, 11:20 – 12:35)||RNS 356|
|Tues October 22||Exploring Class and Classism Sharon Lane-Getaz, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science||BC 142|
|Wed November 6||Identity and Diversity: Lutheran Tradition and St. Olaf’s Future Darrell Jodock, Martin E. Marty Professor of Religion and the Academy||BC 142|
|Thurs November 14||What’s Left of Affirmative Action Admissions? Devon W. Carbado, Hon. Harry Pregerson Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law||BC 144|
|Tues November 19||Teaching Calculus Online: A Liberal Arts Approach Tina Garrett, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science||BC 142|