Mission, Approach, and Core Values


The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) empowers people to learn. Case Western Reserve University has a long tradition of innovation and excellence in teaching. As a leader in the discovery of new knowledge through scholarship, CWRU strives to develop students with skills and values that support a lifetime of discovery and learning. At UCITE, we believe this idea of lifelong learning is fostered when both students and faculty understand and practice the scholarship of teaching and learning.


UCITE listens to, supports, and innovates with CWRU campus community members interested in understanding and applying the scholarship of teaching and learning. Programming, Grants, and Services advance teaching and learning in four interrelated areas:

  • Develop and explore foundational teaching skills that lead to engaged student learning;
  • Collaborate with teachers to adopt and evaluate new teaching and learning practices;
  • Engage current and future faculty in conversations about the scholarship of teaching and learning pedagogy and praxis; 
  • Advocate growth of a campus culture that highly values the intersections of research and evidence-based learning practices.

Core Values

UCITE staff strive to incorporate our core values of collaboration, learning, and respect as we empower people to learn.