Center for Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation (CETCI)

Center for Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation

The Center for Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation (CETCI) provides resources for Pacific University faculty, staff, and students to help them best integrate technology into their teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning Events and Services 

The Center offers professional development opportunities and organizes events to promote excellence and innovation teaching and learning with technology including: 


CETCI offers workshops on frequently used learning technologies and teaching strategies. These workshops are held throughout the year and are open to the entire University community. 

Individual and Departmental Consulting 

CETCI provides individual guidance and support for teaching and learning projects, advice and training on how to effectively use instructional technology, and help with locating specialized resources and technologies both on and off-campus. 

TARGET Grants 

TARGET is a competitive program that provides structured support, technology costs, and stipends or course release time for projects that pilot or develop a compelling use of online technology for the delivery or enhancement of a particular course. The call for proposal for the next round of grants will be announced in November. 

Faculty Learning Communities 

CETCI provides opportunities for small groups of faculty to engage deeply in a particular pedagogical topic or teaching strategy at our faculty learning communities. These communities generally run over the course of a semester or a year and meet regularly for discussions, workshops, and seminars. Many also have a robust online component. 

Pedagogy Faculty Talks and Events 

CETCI hosts a faculty lecture series on teaching practices and strategies, the Pedagogy Speed Date, and other lectures and seminars by Pacific faculty on effective educational methods and strategies. 

Institutes and Retreats 

CETCI holds two multi-day intensive institutes, the Course Design Institute and the Blended and Online learning retreat for faculty interested in building their teaching tool kit. 


The Center supports a number of online educational and instructional technologies. These include: 


Moodle provides Pacific faculty, staff, and students with course web spaces, discussion forums, online quizzing, and other instructional tools. We also provide numerous Moodle tutorials and workshops.

Boxer Apps for Education 

Boxer Apps is Pacific’s implementation of the Google Apps for Education suite and allows the University community to access popular Google applications, such as Google Docs and YouTube, with their Pacific University accounts. 


Zoom is Pacific’s primary web conferencing system and is accessible to all faculty, staff, and students. It’s also connected directly to Moodle so it’s easy to integrate right into your classes. 


PollevErywhere is an online polling system that students can access from their computer, phone, or other web-enabled devices. 


CETCI provides WordPress to the Pacific community for educational and academic purposes such as student e-portfolios, class websites, and faculty tenure portfolios. 


Contact Us | 

Located on the Forest Grove Campus in the Tran Library and Hillsboro Campus in the HPC Library 


Al Weiss, Founding Director | | Forest Grove 
Tatiana Piatanova, Sr. Instructional Designer | | HPC 
Robbie Pock, Instructional Designer | | Forest Grove