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, and in the body of the message write only the following:  subscribe CITL


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Friday, March 1, 2024

    • 1:30 - 3:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    Do you want to learn more about using Generative AI pedagogically? Are you interested in getting a better understanding of how these tools and platforms might help with classroom engagement and practice? Here is an interactive, engaging workshop for you.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

  • MCOT cover image of hands prsesnting an MCOT badge around digital icons
    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    In MCOT we will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT opens on Wednesday March 6, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am - 1:00pm on the following four Wednesdays - March 20 & 27 and April 3 & 10.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:30 am
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Armory Building Room 182

    Calling all faculty and teaching assistants who are currently using or are interested in using alternative methods for grading (i.e. Labor based grading, Ungrading) in their courses. Join faculty members Kary Zarate (Education) and Clara Bosak-Schroeder (Classics) for an informal discussion about their assessment practices.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024

    • 5:00 - 6:15 pm
    • Remote workshop via Zoom

    Teaching presence strongly impacts the way students build their knowledge in your course. In this session, you will learn how to strategically apply your teaching presence to the critical roles you have as a Teaching Assistant and gain insights from outstanding faculty here at Illinois.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • 7:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Remote workshop via Zoom

    In this workshop, we'll investigate a model of motivation that can help you identify the kinds of things that might motivate your students. Once you are familiar with the model, you'll zoom in to your individual situation and identify more specific things you can do to get and keep your students motivated.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    • Remote workshop via Zoom

    Digital literacy is the ability to apply IT and digital technology to find, understand, evaluate, communicate, and create information. Digital literacy skills are just as important as self-regulated learning behaviors. In this workshop you will develop strategies to promote digital literacy among your students for their learning in your course and beyond.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

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, and in the body of the message write only the following: subscribe CITL