The Provost's Office is pleased to announce the creation of the Valparaiso Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL). Beginning next fall, this new institute will consolidate the current work of the Teaching Resource Center and the Instructional Design Center in order to support, promote, and enhance Valparaiso University's community of learning.
In order to accomplish this mission, the Institute will:
The VITAL team includes:
Cynthia Rutz, director of Faculty Development
Jen Gregory, director of Instructional Design
Jodie Reminder, assistant director of Instructional Design
Laura Spickard, VITAL administrative assistant
Over the next few weeks, Cynthia, Jen, and Jodie will be meeting with deans, department chairs, and faculty focus groups to explore how the new institute can best serve Valpo's faculty. The team will develop a strategic plan for faculty development over the summer. The plan will be unveiled at the Fall Faculty Workshop in August.
Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs