The Center for Innovation and Leadership (CIL) is an entity which fosters innovation and creativity in program design, curriculum development, and project planning. Also, CIL is a leadership training center for USF students engaged in community outreach services with a commitment to making social change and promoting Franciscan values.
CIL provides funding, consultant services, and resources to support faculty, administrators and staff for the development of new programs, projects, and services from design stage through the implementation phase. The focus of CIL is to:
For credit bearing courses, CIL is responsible for facilitating the development of new and creative projects and programs using a “quick start” response system. After an incubation period of no more than two years, the courses and/or programs are formally reviewed by the CIL Oversight Committee, and if considered successful, they are introduced into the governance process.
CIL collaborates with USF Solutions to develop continuing education programs, seminars and workshops. The university recognizes that continuing education/not-for credit programs or certificates may evolve into credit-bearing programs and as such, become the responsibility of CIL and the appropriate academic department.
Lyle L. Hicks, Ed.D.