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