Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Research at WIU is to provide the university community with opportunities and resources for their professional and personal enrichment. This office will acknowledge, recognize, and champion faculty in all their roles.

Specifically this office will:

  • Facilitate the development of outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators who are enabled in their efforts/commitment to providing superior instruction, conduct research, and service.
  • Facilitate the development of faculty and administrators who are proactive in managing/responding to changing external and internal circumstances, including university, state, national, and international priorities.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to faculty, staff, and administrators designed to enrich the educational experience of the students of Western Illinois University. This includes enhancements in areas such as technology, pedagogy, research, and teaching.
  • Strengthen community at the University and encourage productive collaborative relationships among all participants.