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  1. To serve as a resource center for evidence-based and emerging practices of teaching and learning across all modes of delivery.
  2. To promote understanding and implementation of high-impact, evidence-based, data-informed pedagogical practices.
  3. Offer a variety of opportunities for engaging in discussion and professional development activities focused on learner-centered pedagogy. Specifically a pedagogy that: 
    • Orients/supports new faculty in regard to the culture and practices of innovative teaching and learning;
    • Provides professional development opportunities and funding to explore emerging pedagogical models for innovative teaching and learning practices;
    • Supports faculty in the scholarship of teaching and learning initiatives; and
    • Promotes academic innovation with the purpose of addressing student retention/success.
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What We Can Do for You

The core of our mission is to partner with departments and faculty to support student learning. We offer a variety of programs to advance academic innovation initiatives on campus: