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Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning

The Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning is the core faculty and staff development vehicle for fostering:

  • Active and engaged learning
  • Collaborative inquiry
  • The use of real world problems and experiences
  • The strong integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional disciplines


Nexus Learning at Jefferson University East Falls Campus encompasses the above four tenets of teaching and learning. These are the key elements of engagement with course content and skills that catalyze intellectual growth and personal development for our students, as well as our faculty. 

The mission of Jefferson University East Falls Campus' Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning is to support faculty members' experimentation and innovation in teaching to deepen student learning (through workshops, grants, guidance and celebration).

It provides the forum where teachers can find companionship in the journey of teaching and a community of scholars with whom to share pedagogical research.  We treat teaching and pedagogical research as serious intellectual work. To support classroom research and effective teaching, we offer a strong level of support and commitment including annual grant opportunities to facilitate faculty and staff explorations into Nexus Learning practices and strategies.  

View the Center's Annual Reports!