Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts

A campus locus for conversations about learning and teaching in the liberal arts.

Recent decades have brought 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 St. Olaf College 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 provides time and space for conversations and collaboration among faculty about learning, teaching, and scholarship.

Coming up in CILA

CILA Events Google Calendar

SPRING 2019 CILA Faculty Conversations and WORKSHOPS:

Join faculty and staff colleagues for lunch discussions around interesting topics in teaching and learning. Unless otherwise noted, all CILA Faculty Lunch Conversations are in the Valhalla Dining Room, 11:45-1:15. Lunch participants go through the soup and salad line of the Kings’ Room buffet.

SAVE THESE DATES! Conversation descriptions and presenters/facilitators, as well as workshop invitations, are announced by email and will include a request for RSVPs.

Descriptions of Spring 2019 Conversations are linked below. See Conversations from past semesters here.


Spring 2019 Office Hours
Mary Titus, Director of CILA

Monday and Friday    10:00-12:00, Wednesday 10:00-11:00, or by appointment