CILA provides support (books, materials, meals and stipends) for groups of faculty interested in working on scholarship of teaching and learning projects. CILA also brings guest speakers to campus for discussion of topics in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
“Scholarly teaching involves taking a scholarly approach to teaching just as we would take a scholarly approach to other areas of knowledge and practice. Scholarly teachers view teaching as a profession and the knowledge base on teaching and learning as a second discipline in which to develop expertise. ” –Kathleen McKinney, Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship in Teaching and Learning, Illinois State University from What is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Higher Education?