LISTENING, LEARNING, AND LEADING
BY EMBRACING CHANGE
AND EXPLORING NEW PATHWAYS
TO DELIVER HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING
The Center for Innovative Education (CIE) provides faculty with the support, services, and resources they need to achieve and sustain excellence as teachers, scholars, and leaders. In partnership with other units across the university, the CIE provides integrated support to faculty across the full range of their responsibilities and throughout their careers. Through its innovative approaches to enhancing and rewarding outstanding teaching, scholarship, and leadership, the CIE helps to realize the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s academic mission and the MVNU2023 strategic plan.
In its programs, events, and day-to-day operations, the Center for Innovative Education is guided by the following values:
- Students are more engaged and their learning is deeper, more integrated, and longer-lasting when teachers are reflective, critical practitioners of intentional and clearly understood pedagogical theories and methods.
- There is no single effective way to teach: teaching styles and approaches vary according to a faculty member’s experience, personality, and identity.
- Teaching and scholarship thrive maximally when these two dimensions of faculty work are mutually supportive.