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We share the University’s commitment to create a challenging and practical liberal arts education centered on student learning, accessibility, and civic engagement. Our services and programs are designed to create community and support student success, intellectual growth and ability to exercise responsible global citizenship.  We fulfill our commitment by:

  • providing leadership in instructional efforts
  • promoting best teaching practices in a range of learning environments, and
  • monitoring emerging trends in pedagogy and effective use of technology for teaching and learning.

In partnership with academic departments and student life, the Center serves as a catalyst for enhancing teaching and learning across the University.

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First year university students face a multitude of challenges. Faculty at Southern Oregon University have identified a series of teaching strategies to increase students' success in their first year.

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The Center for Instructional Support is extensively focused on course design. The website that we have dedicated to Integrated Course Design provides a deep dive into the processes we're using and includes worksheets and other resources for faculty interested in applying this approach to their courses. Contact CIS for more information.