CITL ambassadors lead peer workshops covering a variety of teaching topics with other Emerson faculty members in a small group setting. Workshops are held throughout the semester, and have covered the following topics in past workshops.
Let's Talk Teaching
Faculty members join for an informal lunchtime conversation, facilitated by CITL ambassadors. Participants are invited to bring a question for discussion. Lunch will be served.
The CITL periodically hosts a reading group to discuss recent articles and/or books on teaching and learning in higher education.
Course Design Spa
The Course Design Spa is sponsored by the Iwasaki Library, The Instructional Technology Group, and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Offered in August before the start of classes, and open to all faculty, the day is designated to designing, re-designing, or perfecting courses. Expert guidance, information, and support about the various aspects of course design are provided by consultants from several units across campus. Coffee and lunch are provided. The Course Design Spa is a free, space-limited opportunity. Invitations to sign-up are sent to all faculty via email.
The information Literacy Collaborative (ILC) is an annual professional development opportunity for faculty who wish to enhance their courses so their students will be skilled and informed inquirers in the discipline. For three days in May and one half day at the end of Fall semester, 16 faculty work on perfecting their learning goals for information research, their research assignments, and their teaching for student learning. Each year in late spring, invitations to apply to participate in the ILC are sent via email. Besides enhancing their courses, faculty are expected to share their experience with fellow departmental faculty in order to receive a stipend for successful completion of the ILC. The CITL and the Iwasaki Library have been co-sponsoring the ILC since 2008.
Internal and External Funding for Faculty Research
The CITL collaborates with the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (ORCS) on projects that fund faculty research. Through co-sponsored workshops and other professional development opportunities, the CITL supports proposal preparation. In addition, the CITL supports evaluation of student learning during post award grant-related activities. The ORCS is the primary resource for faculty seeking internal and external funding.