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Greetings from the Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (CITEL) at Reinhardt University. CITEL faculty are working hard to deliver on our mission to foster a campus culture that values collaboration and interaction among teachers and students in order to nurture innovation in the practice of teaching and to emphasize the role of engagement in learning, at Reinhardt University and in its surrounding communities.

CITEL provides in-person and online workshops, resources for course planning and instructional design, white papers on innovative instructional practices, and consultation services. CITEL was established by a generous grant from the Goizueta Foundation, and manages internal grants made possible by these funds. Learn more about Faculty-Student HIP grants, Teaching and Learning grants, and Program grants. CITEL also coordinates the Reinhardt University QEP, “Where in the World RU Going?”

CITEL annually recognizes both professors and students through the Innovative Teaching Award, the Adjunct Teaching Award, and the Engaged Learner Award.

We are excited to see our Center evolve into a hub of conversation centering around innovative teaching practices that engender engaged student learning. We hope that you will join us and be a part of our invigorating discussions.

Canvas Workshops

These workshops are contained in a self-paced Canvas Course. Though there are two workshops listed, they are subcomponents of a single course, Canvas Basic Online Training.

  • Canvas Bare Minimums: Modules 1-5 of Canvas Basic Online Training. Faculty who complete Modules 1-5 will learn how to customize their course cards, upload a syllabus, set up their grade book with assignments, take attendance, and receive the Canvas Bare Minimums Badge, Level 1. 
  • Canvas Course Checklist: Modules 6-13 of Canvas Basic Online Training. Faculty who complete Modules 6-13 will learn how to use the Reinhardt Canvas Template to build a Canvas course that meets all 1-star requirements of the Canvas Course Evaluation Checklist and will receive the Checker of Lists Badge, Level 1. 
Enroll in Canvas Workshops

CITEL Grants

Due to the generous grant provided by the Goizueta Foundation, CITEL offer grants for Reinhardt faculty who are interested in becoming innovators in their field.

CITEL Program Grants

This grant is for faculty who want to improve disciplinary-based teaching.

View Program Guidelines

CITEL Teaching & Learning Grant

This grant is for faculty who want to enhance student learning inside and outside the classroom.

View Program Guidelines

Innovative Adjunct Teaching Award

The Innovative Adjunct Teaching Award is given annually to an Adjunct Reinhardt Faculty member who demonstrates the use of innovative pedagogy in the classroom and persistent dedication to their students and teaching. Program Coordinators should include a description of the impact on and dedication to the Mission of Reinhardt University of the nominated adjunct teacher.


We are eager and available to be of assistance in any way we can. Please use the links to reserve a consultation time with Mason or Lydia.


Dr. Mason Conklin

Dr. Conklin is available for consultations regarding Educational Technology, Online Couse Design, CITEL Grants, Canvas, and our QEP “Where in the World RU Going?”



Lydia Laucella

Mrs. Laucella is available for consultations regarding Instructional Design, FTF and Online Course Design, Innovative Pedagogies, and Canvas.