The UCIS Cluster for Leadership in Education is an informal aggregation of faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who are committed to the idea that prospective faculty should learn something about the research literature about learning before they leave the University of Rochester to start teaching. The activities are designed to offer new ideas about how students learn and, simultaneously, a support group for those who are eager to learn about the teaching components to their careers. The Cluster is reconstituted each year by word-of-mouth among graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from across the University. The regularly participating faculty and staff come from the College, Warner School, and School of Medicine and Dentistry; others are welcome of course.

Leadership in Education programs usually fit into one of the following three categories: