Fall 2016 Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching
Please join us in this specially-designed faculty workshop series as we meet new colleagues to learn, discuss, and share best practices for effective and efficient teaching that can be immediately implemented in your courses. Topics range from student feedback, active learning, questioning skills, teaching multicultural students, and more. All instructors are invited to participate. Space is limited. Register early as many of our past attendees return to participate. You may register for the Junior Faculty Seminar series here.
TA Reading Groups Beginning for Fall
How do the best college teachers teach? Find out by reading Ken Bain’s What the Best College Teachers Do with fellow TAs and a CITL facilitator. Meetings will be arranged to fit your schedule and participation will count toward the teaching certificates. Sign up for to be in a TA Reading Group by following this link – you will be matched up with other TAs and a facilitator with similar availability.
Reimagining the Classroom Symposium: Last Call For Registration
Calling all faculty. This is the last call to register for the September 23 Reimagining the Classroom Symposium at the Ikenberry Commons from 8 am-3 pm. This biennial event brings together over a hundred faculty, staff, administrators, and vendors for a day of conversations around how we design classrooms, how we teach in them, and most importantly, how our students learn in them. This year’s program includes futurist speaker Rex Miller, roundtable conversations about teaching and learning, an architect panel highlighting design trends, and spotlight presentations about classroom projects happening on this campus. A self-guided Classroom Tour and two optional CEU courses will be offered at 2pm. The Symposium is free to UIUC Faculty, Staff, & Invited Students. Lunch is included. Register at go.illinois.edu/reimagining
Teaching Portfolio Program
The CITL Teaching Portfolio Program is designed for those graduate students who have the opportunity for many teaching experiences, the dedication to develop a deep understanding of teaching and learning, and the desire to document their teaching in a professional teaching portfolio prior to entering the academic job market. Visit the teaching portfolio page of our website for more information and to apply.
The Teaching Certificate Program offers a great way to document your commitment to being an excellent teacher. We offer five certificates to serve a wide audience, whether you are a grad student without a teaching appointment, a teaching assistant just getting started, or an experienced instructor of any rank. Please see the teaching certificate program's webpage for more information.
Illinois Online Network
ION is a faculty development program created by the University in 1997 to train and prepare faculty who will teach online at the University, in Illinois community colleges, and beyond. The ION Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality (MVCR) online series exists to provide a broad range of online teaching and learning competencies. UI faculty and other teaching professionals receive this training at no cost. For other UI academic professionals and staff, the cost for participation is minimal. There are scores of UI Master Online Teachers. See this link for more information about ION. Next term starts October 17.