Spring Workshops Announced
CITL will be offering workshops throughout the semester on many topics in the areas of pedagogy and technology. Faculty, staff, and grad students can all find something of interest. See our calendar for our scheduled offerings, and check back occasionally as we continually add more workshops.
Spring 2017 Junior Faculty Series on Teaching & Learning begins Feb. 8
Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty (though all faculty are invited to come). We’ll share strategies and best practices for improving student learning. Sample topics will be Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams, A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning, and Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve. See our flyer with all of of the Spring 2017 Workshop topics. Great conversations and handouts provided. Registration opens on Sunday, Jan. 29th.
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 program's webpage for more information.
English Proficiency Interview (EPI) Workshops for International Graduate Students
Registration is now open for four workshops for Graduate Students who plan to take the EPI. The workshops are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early at http://go.illinois.edu/EPI_Workshop_Registration . First-time test takers and students re-taking the EPI are eligible to attend. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the EPI, including the EPI's structure, how it's scored, preparation tips, definition of terms, responding to open-ended questions, strategies for effective interviewing, and activities and resources you can use on your own to prepare for the EPI. During each session, you'll also have time to practice what you've learned and receive brief feedback. Workshop dates and times: January 31, February 7, 14, and 21, 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.m. Location: Room 428 Armory Building. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Annual Faculty Retreat - Save the Date: March 9, 2017
The theme of this year’s retreat is “The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students' Passion for Learning." We will highlight the many ways in which our faculty here on campus have engaged our students that have resulted in higher achievement, increased motivation and interest, and more meaningful learning. The years program will have video vignettes, teaching simulations, and interactive activities by our exemplary teachers. Attendees can apply for retreats grants to implement ideas inspired from the retreat. Space is limited. Registration is open for faculty starting Sunday, Jan. 29th.
End of Term Evaluation Information (ICES)
CITL will send ICES ordering information in campus mail next week to our department contacts for the Spring 2017 semester. It is up to the departments to distribute this information to instructors. Watch for this information in your campus mailbox. Allow ten business days to receive your ICES once your request has been placed. If ICES is needed for an eight-week course, please place your request by February 17th. For a full 16 week semester, the deadline to order is Wednesday, April 19th. Please review our ICES site for any additional questions.