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The Center for Innovative and Transformative Instruction

The Center for Innovative and Transformative Instruction (CITI) is an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative common area for faculty, staff and administrators to pursue innovation and transformation in higher education teaching and learning, including the scholarship of teaching & learning (SoTL).

WSSU will be migrating learning management systems (LMS) from Blackboard to Canvas during AY 17-18. Blackboard will no longer be available as of Fall 2018 semester and all Fall 2018 courses must be in Canvas no later than April 15, 2018. In order to support this migration, CITI will be facilitating numerous workshops for faculty and staff beginning the week of Sept 18, 2017. 

CITI will keep you updated on the latest innovative and transformative instructional methods and technologies on our blogWe post a new article every week so check back often! CITI also uses Twitter to post about resources, articles, and events on teaching, learning and technology in higher education. Follow us @CITI_WSSU!


CITI will lead and support innovative teaching that transforms learning for the success of 21st century students in our local, regional, national and global college campus communities. Woven within and at the heart of the center’s programming and services is an emphasis on social justice and equity.


CITI will promote the highest quality education for students by fostering a culture of innovation, transformation, creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement in teaching and learning. We provide programs and services for all instructional personnel (tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure, clinical, adjunct, staff, and teaching assistant) that are grounded in research and best practices in higher education instruction.  By partnering with faculty, staff and administrators, we can collaboratively build a forward-thinking liberal education experience that promotes the university’s five tenets of social justice and the disciplines. In addition, a liberal education experience immersed in 21st century digital learning environments provides a foundation and springboard for our students that assists in their becoming leaders and visionaries who positively impact society.

Guiding Principles

Proof is in the evidence. This semester, I knocked on CITI’s door three times; each for a different reason. But it was the Midterm Assessment Plan (MAP) that made the most impact. After the MAPs, the CITI team helped me revise and refine my classroom assessment tools in a way that revitalized coursework. Now that I have reviewed student reflections about this semester, I can truly say that CITI faculty helped me become a better listener and more effective educator. ~Dr. Cecile Yancu