The Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CITLS) had its beginnings as a cornerstone of Lafayette's strategic plan.

It speaks directly to the core academic mission of the College: fostering the best possible environment for teaching and learning. The center began operation in the 2009 fall semester.

The primary mission of CITLS is to provide a broad menu of programming to assist the faculty—both those who are new to college teaching and those who have been teaching for many years—in becoming the best teachers they can be through examining the teaching-learning interaction, and through considering how best to apply the appropriate pedagogical techniques in their classes.

This goal is being accomplished through a variety of workshops, panel discussions, symposia, and conferences organized and sponsored by the center. While these more formal programs serve as the most visible aspect of the center’s activities, much of the discussion surrounding pedagogy takes place in more informal conversations.