From 2016-18, UB EXCITE (University at Buffalo Excellence in Course Instruction Through Enquiry) was CEI's initiative to promote innovation in teaching and learning at UB.
Much of the content from this intitiative is now part of CEI's Core Curriculum.
As part of UB EXCITE, faculty could apply for funding to redesign their courses and the support needed to teach them.
Selected faculty formed a professional learning community to collaboratively redesign their courses; the faculty then taught the redesigned courses and collected data to evaluate the courses’ effectiveness. The collected data guided further refinement of the redesigned courses.
Course redesign, implementation and revision form iterative cycles.
University Teaching Fellows are faculty who received UB EXCITE funding.