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.

CILA Dates for Fall Semester

Fall 2014 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. Lunch topics are announced by email, along with a request for rsvps. Session topics will be listed below as they are confirmed.

Tuesday, September 16

Wednesday, September 24

Tuesday, September 30

Wednesday, October 8 – Valhalla Dining Room

THURSDAY, October 23 – Provost’s Sabbatical Series Luncheon – 11:20-12:35, Sun Ballroom

(October 27-31 – Quiet Week)

Wednesday, November 5

Tuesday, November 11

Wednesday, November 19