The Center for Institutional Excellence (CIE) at VinUniversity supports the university’s mission and strategic priorities of excellence in teaching and research, and partners with Colleges and other university units in implementing internal and external quality assurance initiatives and performance metrics.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Research, the CIE has four primary areas of responsibility:

    • Faculty Development
    • Research Administration Support
    • Accreditation and Quality Assurance
    • Institutional Metrics

A Commitment to Active, Student-Centric Learning

At VinUniversity, we are committed to implementing evidence-based practices in teaching that have been proven to drive the best learning outcomes and student engagement, and to prepare university students to be confident and capable contributors to the workforce and the society.

To meet this commitment, the CIE supports training in principles and methods that promote active learning, effective use of academic technologies to promote student engagement and learning, and in creating inclusive, student centric classrooms (real or virtual).

Learning @ TeaBreak Fridays at 10 am

CIE organizes twice a month Friday morning workshops on a teaching related topic of interest to faculty. The topics could be related to academic technology, particular pedagogy, an innovative approach, or just a discussion to share best practices or to explore.

The following sessions are planned in June:

  • June 19: click here to learn more
  • June 26: Using Panopto to create videos for teaching (this session will be recorded)

Canvas Office Hours

CIE staff host Office Hours for faculty to get hands-on help with creating/moving their courses to Canvas, the Learning Management System at VinUniversity.

Office hours: Online on Teams Tuesday and Friday at 10 am.

Contact with any questions.

Instructional Technology Tools

VinUniversity has made significant investment in instructional technology that can enhance the quality of instruction and student engagement, and connect with students inside the classroom as well as outside, in real time and on their own time.

Currently we support the following instructional technology tools:

  • Canvas (Learning Management System)
  • Panopto (Video capture, editing and sharing software)
  • Poll Everywhere: Audience Response System to promote in class engagement
  • Zoom: Video conferencing platform for synchronous remote teaching