Center for Innovative Learning

About CIL

LAU’s Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) was established as a new faculty development asset under the auspices of the Provost’s Office. Dedicated to creating a better learning environment for both students and faculty, the CIL will play an integral role in the academic mission of the university by providing activities that will be faculty, staff and student-led.

Mission, Vision and Purpose

Our Mission

The Center for Innovative Learning is committed to the support and development of LAU’s faculty towards excellence and innovation in research-based pedagogies and the advancement of their scholarship to enhance student learning that will in turn impact the broader community.

Our Vision

The vision of the Center for Innovative Learning is achieved through the provision of professional expertise to empower the faculty through exchanges, collaborations, individual consultations, and workshops.

Our Purpose

Its purpose is to bring together colleagues from different schools, departments and/or units across the university to promote excellence in teaching, learning and assessment through cutting-edge technologies and high impact pedagogy. Faculty experts will be identified and will serve as mentors in sharing their soft skills.

Goals and Outcomes

The Center’s goals are to:

Intended Outcomes


The CIL offers space that university faculty can use to meet for personal and professional growth. We focus on teaching, learning, assessment and instructional technology. This space is available to help faculty contribute to fulfilling the University’s mission.

The CIL can provide different seating arrangements that are perfect for individual work or group collaboration. Come enjoy the “book nook” for a relaxing place to work.

CIL offers access to a real smart classroom setting. The Center can accommodate up to 20 people comfortably.

Feel free to contact CIL to reserve our space for your next faculty development meeting or workshop/presentation.

Our Experts

The CIL relies on a broad variety of internal as well as external faculty experts for its operation.  It maintains a directory of faculty experts from which workshop facilitators are selected based on their time availability and willingness to present. If you would like to “Get On” the list, please contact your school representative serving on the Advisory Committee and provide them with the necessary information. We are continuously looking to increase our experts’ pool.

Advisory Team

The CIL relies on an advisory team representing each of the 7 schools and GSR to plan, implement, and oversee activities offered at the center. The APAA serves as an ex-officio member on the team. The same goes for the staff assistant in charge of the smooth running of the center.

Dr. Mirna Abi Abdallah Doumit ARCSON
Dr. Rima Bahous SAS
Mr. Lee Frederix SArD
Dr. Joseph T. Khalifeh (Faculty Senate representative - Byblos)
Dr. Zahi Nakad SOE
Dr. Aline Saad SOP
Dr. Abbas Tarhini AKSOB
Dr. Brigitte Wex SAS
Mrs. Janine Zakka (Faculty Senate representative - Beirut)
Dr. Mona Majdalani Director of CIL