Carnegie Mellon University

Innovation in Teaching


Incentivize innovative and scholarly approaches to teaching.

  • Develop and use objective measures of learning gain and teaching - in addition to faculty course evaluations - in the promotion and tenure process.
  • Reward education research and innovation in the promotion and tenure process, for example, by crediting discipline-based education research and evidence-based innovations.
  • Offer and incentivize regular professional development related to teaching and curricular innovation.
  • Create more innovative learning spaces, and support their use in improving student outcomes.
  • Leverage the expertise and distinctive roles of teaching-track faculty to advance the overall educational mission.