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 from CILA
Join your colleagues for lunch discussion around interesting topics in teaching and learning. Lunch run 11:45-1:15, with the main presentation and discussion planned from noon-1:00.
Wednesday, May 1st in BC 144 (Grieg room). MOOCs Members of the MOOC Learning Communities (Co-sponsored by the Innovation Theme Year Committee).
Previous Spring Semester CILA Lunch Topics
Descriptions found on the Faculty Conversation 2012-13 page.
|The Artist-in-Residence: Lessons learned from integrating acting, dancing, playing, performing, creating, and teaching:
Gary Gisselman, Anthony Roberts, Cathy Rodland.
|Provost’s Sabbatical Series Luncheon: Mike Fitzgerald, Tina Garrett.|
|Face-to-Face vs. Facebook: Studying Abroad with iPads: Mary Carlsen, David Gonnerman, Morgan Twamley ’13.|
|What does a Lutheran college have to offer contemporary society?The role of St. Olaf College in today’s world:
Darrell Jodock ’62, Martin E. Marty Professor of Religion and the Academy.
|Innovation in learning and teaching: Practical, reseach-based strategies: Tom Angelo, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia|
|Thriving, Surviving, or Endangered? The Economics of the Liberal Arts Colleges: David Schodt.|
|Teaching Race: Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Maria Kelly, Jon Naito, Ted Thornhill.|
|Teaching & Technology Showcase: (co-sponsored by IT and CILA)|