About CIEL

The Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning is a working group of twelve institutions and programs that trace their roots to the best of innovative and reform practice in American higher education. We’re not easily categorized as we excel in different ways, but we’re all deeply and richly student-centered in our practice. Our commitment is to discover the best means to produce engaged life-long learners and thoughtful citizens. Constantly seeking for authentic teaching, assessment, interdisciplinary and experiential learning techniques, we’ve come together to learn from each other and maximize our impact on U.S. higher education.

Interested in what we do? Want to find out more? Contact us or come to our annual gathering.

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2019 Annual CIEL Conference

Thank you for a wonderful conference!

The 2019 CIEL Annual Conference was held at Quest University October 24-26.

The conference featured panels on: Peer to Peer Mentorship; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Progressive Education; Transcripts from non-traditional schools; Northwest Studies; Teaching the Liberal Arts through Progressive Education; Experiments in Faculty Governance; and Bringing New Students into a Revitalized Liberal Arts Environment

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