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Faculty Development

Celebration of Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL)



The Provost, the Associate Provost, the Director of Faculty Development, and the Faculty Development Advisory Committee, in collaboration with the Staff Training and Enrichment Program (STEP), invite you to submit a proposal for the 2018 Celebration of Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL).

CITL is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 from 4-6 p.m. in the Reilly Room, and will feature peer-reviewed posters, demonstrations, and displays presented by Butler faculty and academic staff. All Butler faculty and academic staff members are invited and encouraged to share what they are doing to foster student learning at Butler, either through a teaching strategy, an instructional approach, a class assignment or project, a method of rubric-making, or other ways of measuring student engagement or learning. Collaborations to create shared presentations are welcomed. CITL is a great opportunity to discover new teaching ideas from your colleagues and to learn about the great work that is occurring across the university to ensure student success.

Suggestions for presentation formats include, but are not limited to: posters, photo essays, video recordings, live teaching exhibition sessions, and live or recorded student group performances.

New for 2018: Idea Exchange Roundtables

Idea Exchange Roundtables offer participants the opportunity to share teaching ideas in a roundtable format. Discussion topics will be hosted by CITL participants whose proposals were approved during the review process. Hosts will lead informal, 30-minute discussions of their topics at specifically designated round tables. Following a short presentation by the host, attendees at the table will be invited to discuss their own ideas on the topic. Attendees are invited to move among tables and are free to switch to a different discussion or visit another exhibit at any time.


All proposals will be vetted by the Faculty Development Advisory Committee. Criteria for selection include:

  • timely submission of the proposal,
  • a clear, well-crafted description of the presentation, and
  • relevance to teaching and learning at Butler.

To be considered for selection to present at CITL, please complete the application linked below and submit to by February 2, 2018 at 5pm.


2018 Celebration of Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Proposal Application


If you have any questions or would like feedback or suggestions for preparing your proposal, send your questions to



Those selected to present at CITL will be notified via email by March 2, 2018. Applicants selected for inclusion in the program will be expected to attend CITL and be available alongside their exhibit, performance, poster, etc. to engage with attendees.