Mission statement: To support students to excel academically and faculty in their quest to improve and further develop their pedagogical knowledge and skills as teachers, scholars, and partners in educating our students to become highly competent and compassionate health professionals.
The purpose of the Center for Improvement of Teaching and Learning (CITL) is to advance excellence and cultural competency in teaching and learning. This is accomplished by utilizing resources to create, manage, and sustain innovative and collaborative faculty-driven programs to support the improvement of instruction in all university academic programs. The center assists in providing oversight for the assessment of student learning in all of the university’s academic program review process, as well as shared university instructional resources such as the Simulation Lab and Standardized Performance Assessment Lab (SPAL).
Primary functions will include:
- Faculty professional development
- Oversight of the Center for Academic Success and Enrichment
- Oversight of the Simulation Lab
- Oversight of the Standardized Performance Assessment Lab
- Oversight of Basic Life Support
- CITL programs for faculty and students:
- Educational research Grants
- New faculty orientation
- The Institute for Interprofessional Healthcare Education
- The Interdisciplinary Seminar Series.
Many faculty arrive at DMU after strong careers as clinicians or research post-docs. They have little experience with laboratory/classroom instruction, curricular mapping, the assessment of learning, academic program review, or ways to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Center provides programming to address those needs.