Message From the Director

Dear campus community,

Welcome to the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI).

Our center serves as a nexus for campus-wide efforts to further elevate the scholarship of, and research support for, pedagogical advancement and improved learning at the university. We are committed to advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning through integrated services, education, research and development related to university teaching, learning and assessment.

Our activities are structured around four clusters (student assessment and program evaluation, online learning, instructional technologies, and communication and faculty engagement) and our expertise supports essential university services, such as UBlearns, UBclicks, UB Course Evaluation, online course design, scoring and academic program assessment.

CEI offers workshops throughout the year and organizes high-impact special events for the university community, including the Genteels’ Excellence in Teaching conference, UB Assessment Day and the annual Conference for Graduate Teaching Assistants.

We also collaborate with faculty and staff on projects related to university teaching, learning and assessment.

I invite you check out our exciting work, explore comprehensive resources and identify opportunities to get involved. CEI belongs to all of you!


Xiufeng Liu, PhD

Director, Center for Educational Innovation
Professor, Department of Learning and Instruction