Current Projects in the Center for Pedagogical Innovation

Universal Design for Instruction
Universal design is anchored in the concepts of equitable access and full participation. Applied to instruction, this framework can be used to assist in course planning and assessment of student learning outcomes using strategies and tools that address the diverse needs of our students both cognitively and physically. CPI holds workshops and one-on-one meetings with faculty to help fine tune (or create) courses that utilizes the principles of Universal Design.

Active Learning
CPI staff work with faculty to develop pedagogical tools to encourage greater student engagement in the classroom. Examples of active learning methods include, but are not limited to, using team-based or problem-based learning, introducing group work or small-group exercises, analyzing case studies, and employing classroom assessment techniques in class. 

Telepresence
CPI staff support faculty who would like to use classroom technology allow the students in their class on campus to engage with classes in other parts of the world.  Here is an article about a recent Spanish course with Professor Antonio Gonzalez that collaborated with a class in Madrid.