Center Programs

The Center for Instructional Innovation (CII) promotes inquiry into how people learn and shares the results of that inquiry with the GSU community. If you are interested in becoming more effective in your classroom we can help. If you are interested in adding some new techniques tailored for the students attending GSU today, we can help. And if you want to use your classroom as a site for scholarly research, we can help (and support) you there as well.

Participation in CII activities can be as casual as attending a one hour presentation or as complex as developing a research agenda.  Have a look at what we’re offering this year by clicking on the Faculty or Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) link on the left. If you don’t see something you want, contact the Center and let us know what you are interested in learning.

Related Programs

The CII also houses the  Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) Initiative and the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program. These two units are well established programs that teach faculty how to use writing intensive teaching strategies and critical thinking activities as companions to more traditional lecture-based approaches. The WAC program offers an annual workshop which pays attendees a stipend and, when budgets permit, provides funding and training for Teaching Assistants for faculty who decide after the workshop to employ Writing Intensive methods in their classes. The CTW Initiative is a critical part of GSU’s accreditation process. It has been underway since 2009 and involves every undergraduate major on campus. For more information, follow the link above or contact your department’s CTW Ambassador.

Upcoming Events

Mar
20
Mon
10:00 am Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Mastering Online Teaching (Spring 2017 – Atlanta Faculty) @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mastering Online Teaching is the first workshop in a series of workshops leading to the Certificate of Mastery in Online Teaching. This 7-week, online course is offered via iCollege and provides participants with the basic… more »
May
5
Fri
11:00 am Getting Out What You Put into Si... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Getting Out What You Put into Si... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Getting Out What You Put into Signature Experience Courses: Strategies to… @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Signature Experience courses are high impact educational practices that make learning coming alive and provide real-world engagement with course content. This workshop helps instructors create or adapt Signature Experience courses, with emphasis on manageable workload… more »
May
12
Fri
8:30 am GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholar... @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholar... @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholarly Teaching: Merging Communities @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
  On May 12, 2017, the Georgia State University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host a free, interdisciplinary Conference on Scholarly Teaching. GSU’s Conference on Scholarly Teaching focuses on pedagogical techniques, hybrid… more »
May
22
Mon
10:00 am Documenting your teaching effect... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Documenting your teaching effect... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Documenting your teaching effectiveness @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
We are evaluated on our teaching but sometimes it is difficult to demonstrate your effectiveness as an instructor. This workshop will cover tips and strategies for documenting your impact as an instructor beyond the course… more »

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