Friday, September 13, 2013

What's CITL?

CITL? The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Or, you can think of us as C, IT and L. Think of C as for Curriculum Design and Technology. IT, well, IT, aka Information Technology. And L can remind you of our Learning Resource Center (Library, as we used to call it). We have joined these three strategic areas within LETU into one center we call the CITL—the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

Our vision is to engage innovation in teaching and learning through information, instructional and educational technology and library and information science. That’s a mouthful.

As we know, technology is everywhere—whether you find it with our engineers, our aeronautical sciences, our educational faculty and staff, our business programs, all throughout the arts and science and into our proposed nursing program.

With our new center, we welcome two new directors. Dr. Colleen Halupa and Mrs. Leslie BowmanColleen is serving as our Director of our Curriculum Design and Technology area. She is our CITL newsletter editor along with leading the CITL with our faculty in instructional and education technology. She will be conducting pedagogy training workshops for faculty to better use technology in the classroom to improve student learning outcomes. She is an experienced educator, having led educational programs for the U.S. Air Force.

Leslie is leading our Learning Resource Center as our library director. She has experience training students, faculty and staff in information literacy and educational technology, having organized training in collaborative learning techniques, project-based instruction, SMART boards, student response systems , Microsoft Office products and iPads.  She is also making some marvelous advances in the library space, so if you haven’t stopped by yet, please do.

We covet your prayers for our Center.  Our goal is that we will serve each of you well with the talents and gifts God has in His mercy bestowed on us. We exist to serve each of you as professionals of Christ-like character who understanding our work as our holy calling with eternal impact.

We also covet your ideas. No idea is too small. No idea is too big. Send me or any of our directors, Colleen, Leslie, Ken Johnson, Michael Davis or Kristin Ater your ideas for innovation.

Here are our contact numbers for those ideas (continue to use 3500 for all technical support):

C—Curriculum Design and Technology Assistance  —4070
IT—Technology Support  —3500
L—Learning Resource Center —3260

Matthew Henry
Dean of Innovative Education

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