CEI staff work with individuals and academic leadership systemwide on a range of teaching-related goals, from one-time questions about a course to substantial pedagogical and curricular initiatives at the campus, college, department, or program level. As a University-funded Center, there is no charge to you or your department for CEI services.
CEI consultants are available to work with you to find creative, flexible, and practical solutions for your instruction. Consultations are private, non-evaluative, and free of charge. Send us a question via email, meet with us once, or collaborate on an on-going basis.
Student Feedback Facilitation
One of our consultants will work with you to determine a process for gathering consensus-based feedback from your students given the instructional modality of your course. You and the consultant will work together to customize the questions based on what you want to know.
Instructional Media Production
Our instructional media production designer supports impactful initiatives that advance teaching and learning goals at University of Minnesota. Projects have included online interactive instructional modules, courses, programs, or training exercises and video production that supports institutional priorities and promotes educational innovations.
Research and Evaluation of Educational Practices
Our research and evaluation team supports the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by exploring the nature and effects of educational innovations undertaken at the University of Minnesota. Projects have included evaluating course-level innovations, assessing department- and college-level educational initiatives, and conducting campus-wide research into the impact of digital learning technologies and other teaching and learning innovations.
Curricular and Educational Initiatives
CEI works with all levels of academic leadership systemwide — chancellors, deans, chairs, heads, and program directors — to support substantial pedagogical and curricular initiatives at the campus, college, department or program level. Initiatives have ranged from establishing a peer review of teaching system to curriculum mapping and revision for accreditation.
Thank a Teacher Program for UMN Students
The Thank a Teacher program provides a way for University of Minnesota students to formally recognize instructors and teaching assistants who have made a difference in their education.