The Center offers a variety of programs, including:

Themed Series

Specific thematic series open to all faculty, where CITLS staff, faculty, and/or external speakers lead discussions on topics relevant to classroom teaching (e.g. Inclusive Teaching & Excellence, Mentoring Research Students, Teaching Strategies, Activities and Assessments series).

Co-sponsored Sessions 

Each semester, a series of programs on how faculty use various forms of instructional technology is developed by Learning and Research Technologies and is jointly sponsored by the Center. The series, called Teach and Tech, is listed in the Center calendar. Additional partnerships on programming occur between the Center and Skillman Library, the College Writing Program, the Dyer Center, the Landis Center, and others. Occasional programs are also held throughout the term on specific topics as requested by the faculty and departments. The Center also offers Faculty Writing Retreats in partnership with the Director of Sponsored Research. See the Center calendar for more information.

New Faculty Orientation & Learning Community

Includes a multi-day program in August to orient all faculty new to Lafayette, in addition to regular conversations throughout the year. More information can be found here.

Communities of Practice

The Center manages learning communities on practice that meet regularly to share resources, network and more. Current communities of practice are listed on the CITLS website. Faculty and administrative staff are welcome to inquire about joining these communities.

Partnerships with the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges  (LVAIC)

Initiatives and events held in collaboration with other colleges and universities in the LVAIC consortium. See:

Formative Feedback on Teaching

Opportunities for faculty to obtain formative feedback on their teaching (e.g. Lafayette Teaching Squares Program).

Care in the Academy

The Care in the Academy project team will continuously gather information on how we demonstrate care at Lafayette, determine what more we can do, and pilot and propose initiatives that can further support care in our community. Visit the Care in the Academy page to learn more or contact the project team if you would like to share your perspectives on care at Lafayette.

Teaching & Learning Library

The Center has a small library in 101 Hogg Hall where faculty are welcome to check out books focused on pedagogy. Please use the following link to access the current inventory: