The Center for Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Engagement (CITLE) is designed to provide professional development opportunities to engage faculty in innovation and excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship that will further the goals of the undergraduate curriculum at the University.
Thus, this initiative will provide professional development activities that support CAU academic and online programs, advance faculty innovative teaching, support faculty scholarship opportunities, and enhance their engagement in major and career pathway explorations. CITLE’s mission is to support the advancement of teaching best practices, transformative and research-based learning.


CITLE Programming and Professional Development Opportunities

We offer a number of programs and services to support the professional development needs of CAU faculty. Refer to the CITLE Calendar {link to calendar} for the current offerings. Listed are opportunities offered year round to help faculty improve their pedagogy to engage learners.


Canvas 101

This self-guided online course walks you through the basics of our learning management system, Canvas. This is also the prerequisite course for tTEC. Participants must score an 80 or higher in Canvas 101 to be eligible for tTEC certification (explained in the next section). You may register for and start Canvas 101 at any time. Email Zachary Boseman at to be added to the course.


tTEC (technology to Transform Educational Content-deliver) Online Teaching Certification

tTEC is CAU’s online teaching certification. Faculty who wish to teach online courses must be tTEC certified. This is a 5-week online course with several synchronous sessions offered various times during the semester.

Registration for tTEC requires Dean approval. Each school must submit the faculty approval form by the published deadline. Eligible participants must also complete Canvas 101 prior to the start of the course.


Upcoming tTEC Courses

May 28-June 30 
Dean Approval Form Due May 8
Canvas 101 Completed by May 17


Faculty Development Institute (FDI)

Faculty Development Institute are intensive professional development opportunities open to full-time and part-time faculty.

The Summer 2019 Institute theme is Learner Centered Instructional Design. The application deadline is Monday, May 6. Late applications will not be reviewed. Faculty will receive a $1,500 stipend upon successful completion of the institute and will serve as faculty learning community leaders in their respective school.


Faculty Development Walk-In Support

Our office is open Monday through Friday 9 am – 6 pm. Schedule an appointment or stop by to meet one-on-one with a member of our team to discuss your challenges, goals, or needs. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing or contacting the individual staff member.


How May We Help You?

Our staff is here to support your instructional technology needs.


Dr. Markesha McWilliams Henderson, Director

Liaison to Deans, Department Chairs, Unit Heads, Office of the Provost, OPAR, and Activity Director for Title III


Zachary Boseman, Instructional Design and Technology Specialist

Liaison to School of Education, School of Social Work, and Department of Mass Media Arts
Supports the following Instructional Technologies: Canvas and SMART Boards


Omar Harbison, Instructional Design and Technology Specialist

Liaison to School of Business and School of Arts and Sciences (with the exception of the Department of Mass Media Arts)
Supports the following Instructional Technologies: Zoom, Student Evaluation of Instruction (IOTA 360), Qualtrics


Santriesa Glover, Instructional Technology Support Specialist

Liaison to OITC, Ellucian/Banner, and Title III Property Control
Serves as liaison to all technical support specialists for instructional technology platforms


Gloria Goolsby, Departmental Assistant

Room reservations in the CITLE