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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Locate and Contextualize: Facilitating Difficult Discussions in the Classroom

September 25, 2016
Steve Volk, September 26, 2016 As part of a class assignment, two Muslim students from Middle Eastern countries attended a Catholic Mass in Philadelphia. What happened next was sobering. The students were members of a course in religious studies, “Religion in Philadelphia,” taught by Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez of Temple University. In the course Alvarez sought […] read more » 
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