Office of Research and Teaching Innovations

Welcome to the Office of Research and Teaching Innovations (ORTI)! 

ORTI brings together units that strengthen, challenge, and transform liberal arts learning in the College and wider university. Our programs and offices promote innovative modes of teaching and mentorship, while they also encourage new avenues of inquiry, research, and distinction. We carry out these initiatives on campus, in the city of Chicago, and around the globe.

Please read on to find out more about ORTI, and feel free to contact us with questions or for more information.

Chicago Studies

Chicago Studies offers pathbreaking programs and courses that focus on the complex metropolis in which our university is located.

College Center for Research & Fellowships

The College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) advances opportunities for student research and supports undergraduates and alumni seeking prestigious external fellowships.

Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning

The Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning (CCTL) approaches pedagogy as a scholarly practice and fosters generative and productive learning environments.

Summer Session and September Term

Summer Session and September Term enable students to round out and enhance their academic pursuits.

Phoenix STEM

The Phoenix STEM Scholars Program aims to empower the next generation of STEM leaders in an inclusive environment.