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Teaching and Learning

CIIS is committed to providing resources and support for faculty to develop and flourish as teachers who create dynamic learning environments for students.

Advancing student-centered success and innovation is one of the goals in our new strategic plan. To do this successfully, faculty must understand the conditions in which students learn most effectively, how to develop innovative ways to foster critical thinking and the construction of knowledge, and how to build resilience.

The Provost Office offers workshops, events, coaching, and mentoring to support all faculty in their professional development. They also provide support for effective practices for planning, teaching, and assessing student learning outcomes.

Danielle Drake, CIIS alumna and Dean of Faculty Development DEI speaking at CIIS Commencement
Danielle Drake, Dean of Faculty, Development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Faculty Development

CIIS’ Faculty Development Program is led by Dr. Danielle Drake, Dean of Faculty Development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Through ongoing programs, events, counseling and coaching, faculty groups, and collaboration with other offices across the University, Faculty Development promotes student-centered teaching and learning, faculty scholarship, and professional development.

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“A key to the success of the Faculty Mentoring Program is understanding the personality styles and unique research and scholarship of each of our faculty and making matches that serve to support both professional and personal interests. The feedback from faculty has been a resounding affirmation of true connection and relationship.”

Dr. Danielle Drake, Dean of Faculty Development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Explore Our Programs and Resources

Go and Grow

New faculty orientation, the Kathy Littles Writing Retreat, and more. CIIS email account required to access.

Learn and Share

New faculty resources, promotion, resources for Chairs, retirement, support for student success, teaching resources

Connect and Collaborate

Mentoring, faculty development, DEI, and more. CIIS email account required to access.