Welcome to the Innovative Teaching Showcase, an online publication created by the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment (CIIA) as a way to highlight and share exceptional teaching practices by Western Washington University faculty. Each year, several instructors are nominated to participate, and then work extensively with the CIIA to create this in-depth resource. The Showcase is published on this website at the end of each academic year.
The CIIA is pleased to announce the following instructors for the
2012-13 Innovative Teaching Showcase
to be published on June 1, 2013.
This year’s Innovative Teaching Showcase theme, “Teaching Civic Engagement,” seeks to honor faculty who have re-envisioned what it means to help students be active citizens engaged in their communities and in their learning in a variety of ways. Soon, we will learn more about the ways the following instructors at WWU have implemented this approach:
Nominees are selected by the CIIA Advisory Board for inclusion in each year's Innovative Teaching Showcase. Selected instructors work with the CIIA to develop the resource in the coming months and celebrate its completion on May 31, 2013.
Connecting academic inquiry with community service activities, civic engagement
is a reliable pedagogical and epistemological strategy for developing student
knowledge and skills while fostering individual and organizational collaborations
to address pressing social, environmental, educational, and economic issues.
—Christine M. Cress, Portland State University
(in AAC&U's Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2012)
The ability to think, to learn, and to express oneself both rigorously and creatively, the capacity to understand ideas and issues in context, the commitment to live in society, and the yearning for truth are fundamental features of our humanity.
—Statement on Liberal Learning, AAC&U, 1998
Please peruse past Showcases via the navigation to the left or search all Showcases. To connect to the most recent Showcase, select the link to the 2011-12 Showcase on the left navigation under "Current Edition."