Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research

About CITR


The mission of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Research at WIU is to provide the university community with opportunities and resources for their professional and personal enrichment. This office will acknowledge, recognize, and champion faculty in all their roles.


  • Facilitate the development of outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators who are enabled in their efforts/commitment to providing superior instruction, conduct research, and service.
  • Facilitate the development of faculty and administrators who are proactive in managing/responding to changing external and internal circumstances, including university, state, national, and international priorities.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to faculty, staff, and administrators designed to enrich the educational experience of the students of Western Illinois University. This includes enhancements in areas such as technology, pedagogy, research, and teaching.
  • Strengthen community at the University and encourage productive collaborative relationships among all participants.

Quality Assurance Survey

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Research distributed a Quality Assurance Assessment of Distance Education Tools to all faculty and students at the end of the Spring 2021 Semester.  

2021 Quality Assurance Assessment Results

Needs Assessment

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Research routinely performs a needs assessment to help focus program offerings. CITR would like to extend its gratitude to the CITR Advisory Board and the WIU administration for its continued support.

2021 Needs Assessment Survey Results

View archived Needs Assessment Survey Results on Google Drive.