Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added. Want reminders of what teaching sessions are coming up soon? Join our CITL listserv by sending an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to listserv@illinois.edu, and in the body of the message write only the following:  subscribe CITL

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • You will receive the link in your email after you register.

    Participating in group learning experiences can be very frustrating. When cooperative learning is well-designed it minimizes opportunities for students and instructors to experience these types of frustrations. Join this interactive workshop to explore best practices that will enhance your students’ experiences as they learn cooperatively in groups.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kduGppjoqHtC8ZuG8dWnMOjbucUJ345SP

    What would you say to your younger self about teaching and learning? Our final seminar of the Fall semester features a panel of veteran faculty members reflecting on some of their earliest teaching experiences. Each of them will share funny stories and lessons learned about themselves, their students, and the art of good teaching.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Register for Zoom link

    Looking ahead to next semester, you may be teaching a course that features a large final paper, project, presentation, or other massive component. In most circumstances, you should break up that final assignment into several smaller pieces. Come to this workshop to learn why you should break up a big assignment, and how to do it.

For more teaching information, visit our main CITL web site.  To join our CITL listserv, send an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to listserv@illinois.edu, and in the body of the message write only the following: subscribe CITL