Center for Learning Innovations and Teaching Excellence

Spring 2024 Development Opportunities

The Center for Learning Innovations and Teaching Excellence (C-LITE) is excited to offer a variety of faculty and staff development opportunities throughout the Spring 2024 semester. Adjunct faculty members are also invited and encouraged to attend these sessions as their schedules allow. The attached flyer provides an overview of these opportunities, and announcements with additional details regarding each opportunity will be shared over the course of the semester.

We are hopeful that this resource will provide you with a convenient method of marking each date on your calendar. We would be grateful to welcome you to as many of these opportunities as you are able to attend!


The Center for Learning Innovations and Teaching Excellence (C-LITE) exists to foster a student-centered environment at HCU by encouraging an active and innovative learning community with resources and engaging programs for faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, and graduate assistants.


We are committed to empowering faculty and staff to design and implement learning innovations and teaching excellence in the advancement of academic quality at HCU through offering:

  • Programs –Programs related to evidence-based teaching strategies, training on academic technology appropriate for enhancing instructional needs,¬†support with the design of authentic assessment practices, and other innovative professional development opportunities offered frequently throughout the year
  • Consultations and Observations –Non-evaluative, confidential, one-on-one consultations and classroom observations with feedback and coaching sessions whereby faculty can grow in instructional practices that increase student achievement and retention
  • Other Resources –Faculty learning community opportunities, Blackboard Super User support, new faculty onboarding, academic advising support, student success strategies, symposiums extending beyond the HCU community, grants for scholarly development, and other learning opportunities that enhance learning innovations and teaching excellence

Start with WHY


Dr. Katie Alaniz
Director of C-LITE

Dr. Kristie Cerling
Senior Advisor