The CEI collaborates across the University to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.

About Us

The CEI supports faculty, instructors, and academic leaders as they design innovative curricula, explore research-based pedagogies, and create high quality learning environments online and in person.

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Mistakes Happen

If you've ever committed a blunder when teaching, you've probably wished you could take it back. But oftentimes, those blunders can help us reflect on how to improve our teaching. Hear faculty members talk about their mistakes in this video, Mistakes Happen: Confessions about Teaching by College Professors.

Program for Directors of Multiple Instructor Courses

This two-day intensive program will bring together faculty who direct multiple instructor courses. You'll create a common framework for your course as well as learn strategies for working with an instructional team. January 5 and 6, 2017. More information.

Teaching Support Workshop

Learn about "Fostering students' motivation to learn" in this TeachingSupport@UMN sponsored workshop. The workshop will take place on November 1, 2016 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Learn more.

Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program

This new program offers graduate students and TAs a venue to be formally recognized for their investment in their professional development Learn more.

Upcoming Workshop

English Pronunciation for Academics: Word Stress (Oct 31)

Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club (Nov 15)

Course Design for Different Learning Spaces (Nov 17)