Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts

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 2014 Faculty Lunch Conversations

Join your colleagues for lunch discussion around interesting topics in teaching and learning. All lunches except the Provost’s Sabbatical Series (October 23) 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.

 Tues
Sept 16
BC 142
 Wed  
Sept 24
BC 142
 Tues
Sept 30
BC 142
 Tues
Oct 7
 BC 142
 THURS
Oct 23
 Provost’s Sabbatical Series Luncheon
(Community Time, 11:20-12:35)
Sun Ballroom
 Wed
Oct 29
BC 142
 Wed
Nov 5
BC 142
 Tues
Nov 11
 BC 142
 Wed
Nov 19
BC 142