The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) was created in 2014 by Provost Karen Hanson to strengthen instructional and academic technology collaboration and support across the University. By combining the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of eLearning, the CEI provides expertise that supports curricular and pedagogical innovation in campus classrooms and in online courses and programs.
At CEI, we define innovation broadly to support a range of instructional changes because we promote the exploration and sharing of new ways of teaching at all levels. For example, CEI supports the implementation of small pedagogical changes that can improve student learning and engagement. These might incorporate academic technologies, but are often about addressing instructional challenges in new ways using evidence-based teaching practices or systematic course design. At the other end of the continuum, CEI supports the pursuit of truly novel approaches to pedagogy and curricula. Along the full innovation spectrum, CEI aims to create an environment at the University that supports pedagogical and curricular exploration, fosters risk-taking associated with innovation, and promotes the sharing of new practices among colleagues.
Many central service units collaborate with CEI to provide teaching-related expertise and instructional resources. Access the ones you need with one efficient request through CEI’s consultation request form. Learn more about our University partners: