Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar: What I Know Now Roundtable Conversation
What would you say to your younger self about teaching and learning? Join us for a round table conversation on Thursday December 2 (12-1pm) as CITL Director, Michel Bellini, and CITL Faculty Fellows Shelly Schmidt, Leon Liebenberg, Karle Flanagan and Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider reflect on some of their earliest teaching experiences. Listen in as they share funny stories and lessons learned about themselves, their students, and the art of good teaching. Don’t miss this final Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar of the Fall semester. Register here for the Zoom link.
CITL Welcomes Two New Faculty Fellows
The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning would like to welcome our two new Faculty Fellows, Karle Flanagan and Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider. Karle and Wade join our current fellows Leon Liebenberg and Shelly Schmidt in their efforts to help CITL identify campus needs and reduce barriers to participation in CITL programs.
Karle Flanagan is a Senior Instructor of Statistics. She has taught introductory statistics to over 20,000 students at UIUC since Spring of 2014. In 2018, she was awarded the Illinois Student Government’s Teaching Excellence Award and in February of 2019, she also won the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider is a Teaching Associate Professor of Computer Science. With a passion for data, he often teaches thousands of students each year in his courses on Data Structures, Data Visualization, and Data Science. He was selected as one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education scholars, awarded the Collins Award for Innovative Teaching, and has been consistently ranked as an excellent instructor by his students for the past ten years.
Volunteers Needed for the January Graduate Academy for College Teaching
We are looking for experienced teachers to help with the January edition of the Grad Academy, the campus-wide TA training program. Instructors of any rank can help, but we would especially welcome help from graduate students with personal experience of being a TA at Illinois. There are three main ways to help:
- Facilitate Microteaching sessions. Help new TAs start strong by offering feedback on short mock lessons and running a short discussion. We provide training. You would need to be on campus on January 14.
- Run a small group session. We are in special need of Engineering TAs here. We provide a lesson plan and training, and you could work with a partner. You would need to be available via Zoom on January 12.
- Run a concurrent session. Pitch a teaching topic you think new TAs would be interested in. You would need to be on campus on January 13.
Contact Lucas Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in helping, or if you would like more information.