CITL staff are available for consulting on your work in nearly any teaching-related topic. Consult our directory to find us or complete a Help or Consulting form below.
To work with us in any of these areas, simply submit a brief proposal using the link above.
If you would like to discuss some aspect of your teaching that is not listed here, please submit a proposal and we will arrange a time to meet. Examples of past conversations have included enhancing classroom discussion; enhancing lectures; enhancing presentation skills; effective use of active learning strategies; inclusive teaching; implementing group work/collaborative learning/project-based learning; designing effective assignments; assessing student learning; promoting academic integrity; classroom management and organization.
Typical consultations involve a conversation about the kind of research or inquiry you are expecting from your students and the product (paper, poster, video, poster, presentation, etc.) you expect from them. Depending on the nature of your request, we can provide advice on how to structure assignments, suggest new ways assignments can enhance learning in your course, etc. In addition, Lehigh's librarians can provide guidance regarding assignments, activities, and instruction for inquiry-based projects that incorporate information seeking, evaluation, creation, and/or preservation.
We can help you implement instructional approaches, assignments, and classroom practices that help ensure all students, across differences in background, feel welcome, valued, challenged, and supported in succeeding in the class.
We can help you implement active learning approaches into your classes through in-class instructional strategies, assignments and course-related projects that deepen student learning, increase student engagement, and promote the development of abilities (e.g., communication, collaboration, application) beyond content mastery .
CITL has created several innovative, flexible classroom spaces (https://citl.lehigh.edu/citl-spaces) that support creative and innovative forms of learning. We are interested in partnering with faculty who are looking to test new pedagogies in these spaces. The maximum capacity for these classrooms is 36 students.
We can advise on preparing effective lectures and also on optimizing presentation materials, using annotation tools, audience response systems, lecture capture, videoconferencing, etc. (We are especially interested in collaborating with faculty teaching in Whittaker 303, Sinclair Auditorium, and Packard 101--Lehigh's recent investment in those rooms means they have new features that you may wish to put into practice.)
The new Visualization Lab in the CITL can support teaching or research that benefits from data visualization, virtual or augmented reality experiences, immersive learning, multitaction manipulation of images, text, or data.
Many faculty are developing assignments that require students to create videos, websites, or mulitmedia projects. We work closely with instructors to support such projects, offering assignment design consultations, production expertise, instruction for students, course development assistance, help developing the plan to evaluate student work, etc.
Instructional technology consultants can collaborate with you on ways to enhance student learning by creating rich learning experiences online between face-to-face meetings.
We can collaborate with you on designing and creating instructional videos or modules (e.g., brief lectures, demonstration videos, discussion-prompting videos, case study videos, video clips of a process or event for students to analyze). We also have a new One Button and Lightboard Studio available for faculty, staff and students to reserve for self-produced videos.
If you are teaching a fully online course for the first time or looking for help in enhancing an existing online course, CITL staff can meet with you to discuss general course planning, online course design, engaging students in the online context, content delivery options, using online learning tools to promote learning, using online tools to assess student learning, promoting academic integrity in online courses, and related topics.
We can partner with instructors who wish to use Research Computing facilities (e.g., high performance computing and data storage) in the classroom. We will fund up to 50,000 core hours of computing on Sol and 2TB storage on Ceph. In your proposal, please provide a short paragraph describing the work students will undertake and an estimate of the amount of resources that will be utilized.
If you are seeking ways to improve access to (and lower the cost of) course materials by using Digital Texts, eBooks, Open Access materials, etc in their classes, Lehigh's Librarians and Instructional Technology Consultants can help you locate and select these materials, and provide guidance on distributing the electronic materials to your students.
Lehigh's librarians can provide guidance regarding assignments, activities, and instruction for inquiry-based projects that incorporate information seeking, evaluation, creation, and/or preservation. The projects encompass a wide range, from media literacy projects to the inclusion of Special Collections materials in course content.
Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
8A E Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) fosters excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research by providing faculty and students with development opportunities, teaching tools, course development opportunities, classroom and instructional support, and consultation services.
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015