Message from the Director

"In this day and age, writing IMs (Instructional Materials) has something to do with the fact that most people are juggling a variety of responsibilities such as family, career, and personal lives.

I've discovered that everything is true.

Since they can't see them in person, instructors and professors have to convey all of their meaning through their textbooks and other forms of electronic communication; they can't gaze into their students' eyes, which are the windows into their hearts.

Because they aren't familiar with the appearance of these students, IMs are, in my opinion, important vehicles for enabling education to produce fully formed and well-prepared individuals while also serving as a lever for social change."


~ Dr. Roger B. Rueda
Director, Center for Instructional Materials Development