The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) supports faculty and students
with innovative methods of developing, delivering, and demonstrating learning experiences.
Units and programs housed within the Center include Academic Advising and Degree Planning,
Finish Line, Academic Internships, Experiential Learning, UM Online, Instructional
Impact, Off-Campus Centers, Professional and Continuing Education, and Public Service.
Academic Advising and Degree Planning
Academic Advising helps students develop and achieve life, career, personal, and academic
goals through a network of professional academic advisors, faculty advisors, and leaders
in academic advising.
Finish Line Program
Finish Line assists students who previously attended the University of Memphis and
have completed 90 or more credit hours, but have regrettably had to abandon their
dreams of completing a college degree. Academic advisors work with students to evaluate
previously earned credit, identify all possible routes to graduation, and explore
low-cost course completion strategies.
Academic Internships is dedicated to providing students valuable, real-world experience.
Students find information about locating and preparing for the right internship to
further their career goals and earn academic credit for their degree program.
Experiential Learning Credit Program
Rigorous professional and/or personal development occurs in settings outside the traditional
classroom. This program grants Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) to both undergraduate
and graduate students who demonstrate the academic merit of such experiences, including
worksite training, professional organization certification, military training, community
volunteerism, and unique life experiences.
UM Online brings learning to students at their home and workplace. Courses are designed
and taught entirely online by the same faculty who teach on campus. Most online students
complete their entire degree without coming to campus and are able to access online
services such as registration, financial aid, and advising.
UM3D Instructional Impact
UM3D provides resources that target online, hybrid, and face-to-face , instruction
with the primary goal of ensuring the best learning outcomes for students. One-on-one
consultations are also available for faculty involved in the design, development,
and delivery of UM Online (M50) programs and courses.
Off-Campus Centers offer convenient face-to-face classes (day or night) at our new
campus in Collierville, as well as locations in Millington, Covington, Dyersburg,
and Humboldt. Classes include undergraduate and graduate courses in general education,
marketing, management, accounting, education and more. On-site registration, financial
aid and academic advising, tutoring, and computer labs are available at some of our
Professional and Continuing Education
Professional and Continuing Education narrows the educational gap in the public left
by degree programs. Offering three main types of courses: Customized Training courses
(for businesses and industry), Continuing Education credit (CEU) for professional
development programs, and court-approved National Safety Council Driver Improvement
Public Service makes University talent, knowledge, and resources available to the
regional community. We welcome funding requests from U of M departments for exhibits,
performances, conferences, seminars, and other educational activities offered to benefit