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.

Coming up in CILA

Fall 2014 Faculty Lunch Conversations

Faculty lunch conversations are finished for Fall 2014. To see a list of past conversation topics, click here.

Spring 2015 Faculty Lunch Conversations

Join your colleagues for lunch discussion around interesting topics in teaching and learning. Unless otherwise noted, all lunches run 11:45-1:15, in Buntrock 142, with the main presentation and discussion planned from noon-1:00. Topics and presenters are announced by email, along with a request for RSVPs. Descriptions of past Conversations are linked from here.

Spring 2015 dates

Tuesdays:  February 17    March 3    March 24

Wednesdays:  February 25    March 11    April 22

Provost’s Sabbatical Series Luncheon: Thursday, March 19

Teaching & Technology Showcase (co-sponsored with IT):   Thursday, April 30