Our mission is to promote, model, support, and celebrate evidence-based educational excellence through inspiration, integration, and innovation.
Each year, CEI provides events to facilitate outstanding teaching and learning.
New Faculty Orientation: Although there is a programmatic component to the New Faculty Orientation, which includes a series of workshops, panels, and presentations; a major event that starts the iteration of events occurs in July, where over 100 new faculty members attend a week-long array of workshops and trainings prior to the start of the Fall semester. An abbreviated version of the event occurs in early January for those faculty who arrive for the Spring semester only.
SoTL Forum: This day-long teaching and learning conference each fall semester showcases USAFA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research, and includes an invited keynote address and workshop as well as a variety of other sessions. Audience-voted poster awards are announced at the end of the day for “Most Innovative Project” and “Project Most Likely to Impact USAFA”.
Education Innovation Week: Each Spring semester, CEI hosts a series of showcases of innovative practices in the classrooms at USAFA, through a combination of panels, posters, and interactive talks by USAFA leaders.
CEI provides a large repository of resources that have been previewed and vetted by CEI staff. Those who want to quickly identify high value and focused information on a broad array of pedagogical issues can access it here.
Those without direct access to the USAFA Blackboard site, should notify CEI to be provided comparable information.
Academic Assessment: Practice evidence-based improvement in and analysis of student learning
Educational Technology: Effectively use technology to deliver learning experiences
Faculty Development: Acquire a broad repertoire of evidence-based, learning-centered teaching practices
Instructional Design: Making your course and lesson the best possible learning-centered events
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Researching and publishing about teaching and learning