LITE Mission

LITE Mission

The Westcliff University Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (LITE) Center aims to educate, inspire, and empower faculty and students through the pursuit of Innovative Teaching Excellence.​

To curate a campus culture dedicated to professional growth, collaboration, and academic excellence, we strive to:

Collaborate with faculty, faculty senate committees, and program advisory councils to perpetually enhance the development of assessment, teaching, and curriculum ​

Utilize the experience and knowledge of faculty members to promote excellence through the collaborative sharing of best practices through engagement in a community of practice (CoP)

Promote self-reflective teaching practices and emphasizing professional experience to enhance student learning and engagement​

Provide professional development opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of instruction and wealth of knowledge on campus

Foster and highlight collaborative initiatives in the scholarship of teaching and learning

Recognize and rewarding faculty for their innovative contributions to the teaching and learning environment of the overall community​

Create a supportive network and availability of quality resources to enrich faculty experience and involvement

Offer ongoing support and training on advances in technological systems and instructional approaches to support active learning environments

Encourage scholar practitioners in their pursuit of innovative research, professional involvement, and contributions to the advancement of academia

Bridge campus program resources with the needs of faculty and students