Center for Teaching & Research Excellence
Online Instruction & Instructional Technology

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Center for Teaching and Research Excellence (CTRE) and the Office for Online Instruction and Instructional Technology is to build a community among the faculty at Chicago State University, where best practices and current research are shared with the intent to improve the quality of teaching and learning; promote involvement in areas of service; integrate 21st-century tools and technologies into instruction; and encourage and support research. As such, we are the home to the following university services:

  1. Faculty Development
  2. Online Learning

Our Missions

Chicago State University's Center for Teaching and Research Excellence (CTRE) promotes faculty excellence through all stages of the faculty member's academic career: it fosters a community of practice, encourages innovative research; enhances the teaching and learning process; integrates technology effectively; and improves service to the university and community.

Chicago State University's Office for Online Instruction and Instructional Technology (OOIIT) addresses the University's strategic plan to grow and develop student success through expanding online degree and certificate programs. Program faculty and staff are dedicated to student success and developing academic plans and promotion of online programs to internal and external audicences.

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