(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
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.
A lending library of over 200 books and
Subscriptions to periodicals on teaching
and higher education.
To reach us:
101 Allen Memorial Building
Case Western Reserve
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.
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
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.
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.