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INNOVATE Certificate Program

The Innovation for Teaching Effectiveness (INNOVATE) certificate program supports faculty in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and Social Work disciplines as they adopt and refine evidence-based teaching approaches that challenge students, foster their persistence, and cultivate their development as 21st century professionals and engaged citizens. These approaches, informed by the extensive body of research on learning, help faculty provide all students with deliberate practice in the skills and habits of mind necessary for learning, inquiry, creativity, and research. This program is open to all instructional faculty—tenured/tenure-track, lecturers, and adjunct—who teach courses in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences or the School of Social Work and is funded by the College, School, and the FDC. For more details, please review the program requirements.

A new cohort of faculty members begins the INNOVATE Certificate each fall. The call for applications for the INNOVATE Certificate is sent out to the FDC email list each August. Please contact the FDC at if you are interested in pursuing the ALIT Certificate and would like to be notified when the application is open.

Faculty who have Completed the INNOVATE Certificate

May 2019
Suzanne Braunschweig (GES)
Kate Drabinski (GWST)
Tomoko Hoogenboom (MLLI)
Nancy Kusmaul (SOWK)
Renée Lambert-Brétière (MLLI)
Thania Muñoz Davaslioglu (MLLI)
Michael Nance (PHIL)
Corrie Parks (VART)
Timothy Phin (ANCS)
John Schumacher (SAHAP)
Nianshen Song (HIST)
Takashi Yamashita (SAHAP)

May 2018
Diane Alonso (PSYC)
Elisabeth Arévalo-Guerrero (MLLI)
Samir El Omari (MLLI)
Loren Henderson (SAHAP)
Milvia Hernandez (MLLI)
Erin Hogan (MLLI)
Brian Kaufman (MUSIC)
Donald Snyder (MCS)
Christopher Tong (MLLI)

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