The mission of the Valparaiso Institute for Teaching And Learning (VITAL) is to provide all faculty with the resources to successfully teach at Valparaiso University. The VITAL staff are in partnership with the Office of Instructional Technology, Design, and Assessment (ITDA) team working in three important areas:

Faculty Events

VITAL staff members are dedicated to working with instructors and departments on any issues related to teaching and learning. We invite you to learn more about our services.

Are you working on a teaching and learning issue and need some assistance? Contact Blake Soller for more information.

Check out the resources that we’ve gathered to help with teaching and learning:

Contact Information

Cynthia Rutz, Ph.D

Director of Faculty Development
Christopher Center, 410
Phone: 219.464.5960

Gina M. Rue, MS.Ed.

Instructional Designer
Graduate and Online Education
Kretzmann Hall 123
Phone: 219.464.5313 x5124