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UCITE (University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education) is the teaching and learning center at Case. Its purpose is to enhance the educational environment on campus by encouraging faculty to grow in their teaching. UCITE was established in 1994 and since that time we have established programs which support faculty teaching efforts in many ways. This website gives you access to information about our seminar programs, grants and fellowships, and other resources.

Academic Philosophy of UCITE

Case is a major private research university which has a long tradition of innovation and excellence in teaching in its various schools. Our traditions focus on excellence and balance between scholarship and teaching. We seek to be a leader in discovery of new knowledge through scholarship, but also aspire to develop student skills and attitudes which will support a lifetime of discovery and learning, and to assure transfer of these ideals to following generations. At UCITE we believe this is fostered when both students and faculty understand and practice the 'scholarship of teaching' and the 'teaching in scholarship.'

Goals of UCITE

To construct and sustain services for faculty which will enhance student learning at all Case schools and colleges.

To provide faculty grants and fellowships for projects which will enhance student learning.

To encourage growth of a campus culture which highly values teaching and scholarship.

UCITE Resources

A lending library of over 200 books and videotapes.

Subscriptions to periodicals on teaching and higher education.


To reach us:
101 Allen Memorial Building
Case Western Reserve University
11000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7025
People of UCITE

Blaine Martyn-Dow is the Administrative Assistant of UCITE. You can contact her via the UCITE office (information above) or send her an email.

0107-01.jpgMano Singham, Director of UCITE and Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics, is a theoretical nuclear physicist and the author of three books: Quest for Truth: Scientific Progress and Religious Beliefs (2000) and The Achievement gap in US education: Canaries in the mine (2005) and God vs. Darwin (2009).

You can contact him via the UCITE office (information above) or send him an email or contact him via his blog which deals with science, history and philosophy of science, religion, politics, the media, education, learning, books, and films.



0107-01.jpgSarah de Swart, Assistant Director of UCITE, is an organizational and communications consultant, individual coach, and team facilitator with over twenty years experience in the areas of personal and professional development. A graduate of Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree cum laude in History and Literature, Sarah also holds a Master’s degree in Theater Arts and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She is also a professional actress who performs on local and national radio and television commercials and training videos. You can contact her via the UCITE office (information above) or send her an email.



0107-01.jpg James Zull, Professor of Biology, is Director Emeritus of UCITE and is the author of The Art of Changing the Brain (2002)

You can contact him at 216-368-3572 or send him an email.