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, Metacognition: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn, takes place on March 27 at 12:00 pm. Learn more.




Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

Join us on February 27 at 11:30 am to learn what the social context of teaching and learning is, how it varies in different types of classrooms, and how it contributes to student outcomes. More information.



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.