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. Learn more.

Learning Sciences Workshops

Are you interested in finding out how the science of learning can change your teaching practice? TeachingSupport@UMN is offering four workshops on this topic during the 2017-2018 academic year. The next workshop, Prior Knowledge: Using What Students Know to Help Them Learn, takes place on February 8 at 2:30 pm. Learn more.

What makes a university course good?

Innovative Learning and Teaching: Experiments Across the Disciplines ​provides 15 responses to this question in chapters by faculty from across the University system​.​ In her introduction, vice provost Rebecca Ropers-Huilman ​writes, “Readers benefit from both the specific ideas about course design and the active reflections of teachers who care deeply about their relationships with students, their disciplines, and the broader world.” This CEI-sponsored book is published in cooperation with University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.

Getting Feedback You Can Use

In this online workshop, we'll discuss mechanisms for soliciting quality feedback from students, both during and at the end of the semester. Postponed until February 13, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 pm More information and registration.

Classroom Communication Community of Practice

This Spring 2018 Community of Practice is designed for international faculty, instructors, and post-docs who seek to explore how language use, teaching strategies, and cultural expectations intersect to enhance classroom communication in U.S. higher education during monthly meetings. More information.