About the Center

About the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning 1

The Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning:

  • Creates and sustains a strong culture of teaching excellence
  • Fosters collegiality within and among faculty, professional staff, and university units
  • Advances new initiatives and innovation in teaching and learning
  • Provides recognition, grants, and rewards for excellence in pedagogical research
  • Responds to individual faculty needs, and supports individual faculty member’s goals for professional development
  • Works with other units in the university to promote good teaching
  • Supports those who seek to position the institution in the forefront of educational innovation
  • Acts as a change agent to support Award-Winning Strategic Plan goals and the university mission

 What the Center For Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning Can Do for You:

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  • New Faculty Teaching Workshops and Socials + New Faculty Orientation
  • Workshop Series in collaboration with the Office of Information Resources and the Gutman Library
  • Nexus Learning and Nexus Online Learning Grants
  • Weekly “Talking Teaching” lunch discussions
  • Dossier, contract renewal, faculty activity report, improving student evaluations workshops
  • Semi-Annual "Teaching Portfolio" 3 Day Workshops
  • Nexus Learning Advocates
  • Need mentors?  The Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning can help
  • Peer-to-Peer consultations on in-class teaching provided for helpful private feedback
  • Informal consultations with Advocates and the Director on any topic
  • Want a particular workshop?   Want to learn a particular teaching with technology skill? The Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning will work with you
  • We offer help with in-depth course re-design or new course proposals
  • With the Assessment Advocates, the Center can help write student-learning outcomes to meet your needs
  • Want to learn more?   The Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning has a library of resources and subscriptions