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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    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      7/25/2024

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      8/1/2024

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      8/8/2024

    • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
      8/8/2024
    • Armory Room 182

    By applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to student grading, the workshop aims to serve as a forum for understanding the merits of alternative grading approaches and the potential to catalyze the departure from conventional assessment formats such as exams. Led by Kary Zarate (Education) and Clara Bosak-Schroeder (Classics).

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      8/15/2024

    • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
      9/11/2024

    A well-designed professional ePortfolio is a valuable way to demonstrate your achievements, goals, and beliefs to your prospective or current employer. It can also guide you as you seek out additional experiences to better prepare for your future career or career advancement.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      9/12/2024
    • 156 Armory Building

    Courses should be designed to present students with what are known as “wicked problems” because the skills of dealing with such knotty problems are what will best prepare students for life after college. This book takes readers through each step of the process, providing multiple examples at each stage, while encouraging instructors to apply these concepts to their design.

    • 5:00 - 6:15 pm
      9/24/2024

    Designing a new course or redesigning an existing one can seem like a long and winding journey. Principles of good course design can provide you with a roadmap to chart your course and know that you are on the right path. Join our interactive workshop where we will explore best practices in course design and perhaps spark your interest to explore these topics more deeply.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      9/26/2024
    • 156 Armory Building

    Courses should be designed to present students with what are known as “wicked problems” because the skills of dealing with such knotty problems are what will best prepare students for life after college. This book takes readers through each step of the process, providing multiple examples at each stage, while encouraging instructors to apply these concepts to their design.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      10/10/2024
    • 156 Armory Building

    Courses should be designed to present students with what are known as “wicked problems” because the skills of dealing with such knotty problems are what will best prepare students for life after college. This book takes readers through each step of the process, providing multiple examples at each stage, while encouraging instructors to apply these concepts to their design.

    • 3:00 - 4:15 pm
      10/16/2024

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

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      10/24/2024
    • 156 Armory Building

    Courses should be designed to present students with what are known as “wicked problems” because the skills of dealing with such knotty problems are what will best prepare students for life after college. This book takes readers through each step of the process, providing multiple examples at each stage, while encouraging instructors to apply these concepts to their design.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      10/30/2024

    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 Oct 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am-1:00pm on the following 4 Wednesdays - Oct 30 and Nov 6, 13, & 20.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      11/6/2024

    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 Oct 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am-1:00pm on the following 4 Wednesdays - Oct 30 and Nov 6, 13, & 20.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      11/13/2024

    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 Oct 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am-1:00pm on the following 4 Wednesdays - Oct 30 and Nov 6, 13, & 20.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      11/20/2024

    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 Oct 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am-1:00pm on the following 4 Wednesdays - Oct 30 and Nov 6, 13, & 20.

    • 9:00 - 10:15 am
      12/4/2024

    Being fully engaged 100% of the time is not a realistic expectation, but there are a variety of ways to promote student engagement so they can get the most out of their learning. This workshop will focus on concepts underlying student engagement and practical strategies to engage our students across diverse formats.

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