Renewed Vision

Teaching and Learning Innovations has been very busy over the Summer! In addition to helping faculty prepare for a new academic year and updating our academic technology infrastructure (Zoom, Canvas, VoiceThread, PlayPosit, Hypothesis, etc.), among many other things, we also took some time for introspection and planning for the future. We entered into a strategic planning process, including data collection and analysis, as well as work sessions with TLi staff and faculty partners to review results, develop goal areas, and provide input into initiatives.

With this post, Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLi) is proud to share our newly revised Mission and Vision statements. In part, this effort helped to articulate who we are and why we exist in light of the recent Division of Academic Affairs (DAA) restructuring, which moved openCI to the Library and Faculty Development to Faculty Affairs, Success, and Equity (FASE), changing the former Innovation and Faculty Development into the Digital Learning unit of DAA.

We will continue to share our goals and updates with the campus community. For now, we are proud to share the following, with thanks to TLi Faculty Partners—Stacey Anderson, Heather Castillo, Talya Drescher, Jaime Hannans, and Rachael Jordan for their contributions to this process.


Teaching & Learning Innovations advances CSUCI’s mission by cultivating a space and professional home for learning, literacy, innovation, and productive play. We are stewards of technology and pedagogy, and we embody what it means for higher education to be a team endeavor.


We aim to be a hub for innovation large and small, a space for integrative collaboration, and a center of expertise in teaching, learning, and inclusive approaches to technology.

Who We Are

Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLi) is a team of professionals with diverse skill sets that encompass academic technology, learning design, academic media, and inclusive design.

  • Academic Technology supports and maintains a critical, digital learning infrastructure, enabling new designs for teaching, learning, and academic work.
  • Learning Design bridges the divide between existing practices and emerging sciences of teaching and learning, leveraging the transformative potential of technology.
  • Academic Media provides creative support and education for academic communication across modalities.
  • Accessibility and Inclusive Design facilitate our dedicated effort to recognize that learners experience their environments differently.

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