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

Jan
17
Tue
10:00 am Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm
Mastering Online Teaching (Spring 2017 – Perimeter 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 »
Jan
20
Fri
9:00 am General Pedagogy Training: Part 1 @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
General Pedagogy Training: Part 1 @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
General Pedagogy Training: Part 1 @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning |  |  |
This five-hour workshop is part one of a two-part general pedagogy training program. Students who are unable to access discipline-specific pedagogy training in their departments are welcome to join us. Completion of all components of… more »
10:00 am AHA Career Diversity: Statistics... @ Troy Moore Library
AHA Career Diversity: Statistics... @ Troy Moore Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
AHA Career Diversity: Statistics Workshop for Graduate Students @ Troy Moore Library |  |  |
Sociology professor Tomeka Davis will be leading this crash course in statistics for graduate students in the humanities. The goal is to develop students’ quantitative literacy, one of the five skill sets that the American… more »
Jan
23
Mon
10:00 am Learner-Centered Teaching: Where... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Learner-Centered Teaching: Where... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learner-Centered Teaching: Where should I start? @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning |  |  |
This program identifies both general and discipline-specific critical thinking skills and how to turn these skills into good student learning outcomes. Learn to define critical thinking when designing or redesigning courses and identify the type… more »

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