Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE)

The Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, created in the fall of 2007, is Oberlin’s teaching and learning center. CTIE (pronounced “city”) is designed to help faculty and teaching staff address the challenges and share the joys of teaching and learning in a residential liberal setting.  We do this by bringing faculty and staff together to share perspectives and practices, making the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) widely available, introducing methods to help teachers become more self-reflective, and by linking students and faculty so that each can benefit by seeking out one another’s perspectives. CTIE works with faculty and staff at all levels, connecting various individuals and offices engaged in direct and frequent interactions with students, helping veteran faculty to revitalize their approaches to teaching and learning and new faculty to find a life in teaching.

CTIE also serves as a safe and welcoming space where faculty and staff can address issues that impact teaching and learning for the campus community as a whole.  


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Help One, Help All: Universal Design in the Classroom

September 17, 2017
Steve Volk, September 18, 2017 The headline immediately caught my attention: “Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities.” Not exactly the Kardashians or the latest scorched-earth quote from Sebastian Gorka, but striking to a pedagogy-nerd like me. As I clicked through to the article, I […] read more » 
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