Training and Orientation

The Center For Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), in collaboration with other departments on campus, conducts faculty training and orientation programs throughout the year. Announcements are emailed to faculty in advance of each event and posted to the CITL website. In addition, CITL works with other campus offices to facilitate New Faculty Orientation each August. Our flagship event is Our Turn, a time in which faculty and staff voluntarily offer training sessions to their peers in a variety of academic and skill areas.

Faculty Innovator Cafe

The Faculty Innovator Café is a community of scholarly dialogue where participants explore innovative teaching and learning through the use of a common reader, conversational experience, and peer support.

We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2017 program will be facilitated by your colleagues and CITL fellows: Dr. Tay Keong Tan and Dr. Wendy Eckenrod-Green. Participants will receive a free copy of the book, The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros. The group will meet in Walker 279 from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 25th
  • Monday, October 16th
  • Monday, November 6th
  • Monday,  December 4th

Participation is limited to the first 20 participants. REGISTER NOW

Faculty Development Institute For Online Course Design

This online program is for any instructor developing or substantially revising an existing online course. We will begin with the end in mind, using backward design to create more intentional online learning experiences. Participants who satisfactorily complete all requirements will receive a certificate of achievement. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

Course Length: Four weeks, October 2 - 27, 2017
Delivery Mode: Online, asynchronous 
Facilitators: Susan Van Patten, Charley Cosmato, and John Hildreth

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Write clear and measurable goals and objectives;
  2. Use best practices to select and create instructional materials;
  3. Choose activities and assessments that help students learn; and 
  4. Implement Universal Design for Learning in your classes.

What Participants Need

  • Basic knowledge of D2L
  • A course you can use to complete learning activities
  • 2-3 hours each week to work on achieving the learning objectives



The 2017-2018 events will be held:

New Faculty Orientation: 8/10, 8/11, 8/14
August Our Turn: 8/16, 8/17, 8/18
January Our Turn: 1/9, 1/10, 1/11
May Our Turn: 5/8, 5/9, 5/10

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