Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

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TCUS is transition to the Canvas learning management system.  Read more about this transition and the faculty resources that are being provided.

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CILT Teaching Tips

October 22, 2018

Dear Colleagues, From the Chronicle of Higher Education is a 3-minute video – https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Tips-for-the-Minutes-Before/244357 – entitled “Three Minutes Before Class.” Take a few minutes to watch this video and glean some excellent ideas for improving your teaching. Questions or comments? Jim O’Connor Ph.D. Director

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Blog Posts from the Center

Are You Using Innovative And Effective Teaching Strategies?

March 20, 2018

TUC and TUN Colleagues, Are you using innovative and effective teaching strategies in your teaching? If so, the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching would like to share what you are doing with your colleagues across both Western Division campuses, as well as throughout the TCUS. If you feel you have something that you would […]

Thoughts on Student-Centered Learning

March 18, 2018

Some ideas to consider. Student-centered teaching is a philosophy of teaching originally shared by Dr. Carl Rogers in his book entitled Freedom to Learn (1969). Aspects of this philosophy were also put forth even earlier by other famous educators including John Dewey and Maria Montessori. You can see a brief Prezi presentation on Rogers’ ideas […]

Suggestions On Effective PowerPoints

February 27, 2018

Many of you use PowerPoint as part of your instructional strategies. What makes an effective PowerPoint presentation? Below is information which came from Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching website. Research about student preferences for PowerPoint Laura Edelman and Kathleen Harring from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania have developed an approach to PowerPoint design using Baddeley and […]

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning opens on both the TUC and TUN campuses

February 12, 2018

I am pleased to announce the beginning of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CILT) on both the Touro University California and Touro University Nevada campuses. CILT was conceptualized in response to recommendations made during the last WASC accreditation visit,  and was a critical element in the TUC 5-Year Strategic Action Plan. CILT will […]