The Center for Instructional Excellence supports student learning by encouraging faculty-driven initiatives, promoting development of faculty knowledge, and recognizing the achievement of excellence.
Links to conferences that faculty have attended in the past. View Conference reviews.
Upcoming Proposal Deadlines
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | 110 Founders Hall | Lunch provided | RSVP to Rita Kucera, firstname.lastname@example.org
OCT 3: Writing & Measuring Learning Outcomes
NOV 7: Open Education Resources
DEC 5: Student Success
FEB 6: How to Handle Difficult Situations
MAR 6: Writing Standards
APR 10: Best Practices
20 Minute Mentor Series
10:00 AM | Coffee Provided | No RSVP Necessary
Place the following dates on your calendar and join CIE to view and discuss a segment as a group. View any of the 20 Minute Mentor videos on your own at any time with a login. Follow the instructions provided here to create an account.
SEPT 19 (JB 140): “How Can I Effectively Teach Unprepared Students?”
OCT 24 (JB 140): “Where Can I Find Flippable Moments in My Classes?”
NOV 21 (JB 140):
JAN 23 (HS 101):
FEB 20 (HS 101):
MAR 20 (HS 101):
APR 24 (HS 101):
Professional Development Days
AUG 15, 8:30 AM
New Faculty Institute – CIE hosted training for all new regular and adjunct faculty.
AUG 18, 1:00 PM (following Opening Conference and the general faculty meeting)
Join CIE for a Learning Outcomes Workshop.
OCT 7, 8:00 AM through early- to mid-afternoon
CIE hosts four sets of concurrent professional development sessions. Lunch provided. Faculty may meet with academic areas after the program ends. View Recorded Sessions
JAN 5, 11:15 AM – 3:00 PM
Professional development session hosted by CIE. Begin at Hagerty Center following the President’s Update.
CIE Reading Group
The CIE Board selects one or more books which have connections to the classroom, but also reach beyond the campus to enrich our personal and professional understanding. The titles chosen for this year are:
Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do
These titles will be discussed at the fall professional development day.
Contact Sara Budzik to request a book
Global Literature Reading Group
Please click here for titles and discussion dates for the Global Literature Reading Group.
Purple Hibiscus, Friday, November 21, 2014
China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power, Friday, April 17, 2015
Contact Tina Ulrich to request a book
CIE Resource Library
CIE maintains a section of books and resources within the Osterlin Library for faculty use. Browse the the titles online.