Faculty who participate in CIEL have the chance to talk with colleagues within their own institution and across institutions in unusually open and honest ways about their work. With steady encouragement to use this collaborative environment creatively, faculty have begun to explore creative ways to reach across institutional boundaries, to create research and teaching opportunities with new colleagues.

Given the consortium’s mission to foster exchange and collaboration among experimenting institutions, the consortium has begun to have a legitimizing effect on experimentation because it takes place in a welcoming environment composed of respected peer institutions.

Papers and Presentations by Members provides downloads of papers and presentations by CIEL members.

Our Bibliography provides suggested readings about progressive education.

Inter-Institutional Meetings provide an opportunity for faculty and students to come together to share ideas.