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CITL Teaching and Learning News: December 13, 2019

Dec 16, 2019, 13:11 PM

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Announcements

 

We hope you've had a great semester

Thank you for your support and participation throughout the semester! We hope your semester has been a good one, and we look forward to working with you again soon.Remember, CITL is here all year to help you with your teaching and your students' learning. Here are a few things to know about as we come to the end of this semester.

iFLEX Monthly Gathering December 18: Holiday Party!

It’s the end of semester and time to party! Come and unwind over seasonal snacks while we reflect on highs and lows of this term. Enjoy our humorous top ten list of dos and don’ts for teaching in IFLEX as we start thinking about the new year ahead. The IFLEX Monthly Gathering is hosted by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and meets on the third Wednesdays of the month in 182 Armory from 4 - 5 p.m. All TAs who are teaching in, or interested in, IFLEX classrooms are welcome! Bring a friend, share ideas, or just hang out. E-mail citl-learningspaces@mx.uillinois.edu to RSVP or just drop in.

Volunteers needed for January Microteaching

The January edition of the Graduate Academy for College Teaching (TA orientation) is coming up! We are looking for volunteers to facilitate the microteaching recording sessions on Friday, January 17. If you have teaching or TA experience on campus - even one semester - we welcome your help! Please contact Lucas Anderson (lander23@illinois.edu) if you are interested.

Final Exam Hours - Exam Services

Exam Services will hold extended hours during the final exam period:

  • Fri, Dec 13th 8:30am - 6pm
  • Mon, Dec 16th – Fri, Dec 20th, 8:30am - 6pm

We will reopen after the holidays on Thursday, Jan 2nd, 2019 at 8:30am. We are located in room 247 of the Armory Bldg. Contact us at 244-3839 or exams@illinois.edu.

 

CITL Events & Workshops

 

No general Teaching & Learning workshops are scheduled for the rest of the semester, but we're previewing below some of our early Spring semester options. Mark your calendars! Many more will be announced early next year, so keep an eye on our full calendar for updates.

Wednesday, January 22
Dealing with Challenging Situations in Face-to-Face and Online Classrooms
5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M., online event
Presenter: David Favre, CITL
Thursday, February 6
Using Informal Early Feedback (IEF)
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., Room 428 Armory Building
Presenter: David Favre, CITL
Monday, February 10
Using Informal Early Feedback (IEF)
1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Room 428 Armory Building
Presenter: Lucas Anderson, CITL
Thursday, February 13
Navigating the US Classroom: Strategies for International TAs
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M., Room 428 Armory Building
Presenter: Dr. Neha P. Gothe, Applied Health Sciences

 

CITL Technical Training

 

Compass Grade Center Drop In Clinics: The Compass Grade Center can significantly increase the accuracy and efficiency of calculating final grades -- IF you know how to make it work for you. These drop in clinics offer one-on-one, targeted support designed specifically for your course’s needs so you can submit final grades quickly and painlessly. Come and go as you please; coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Drop in to room 428 of the Armory building during any of the following times:
Monday, December 16: 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M
Tuesday, December 17: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M
Wednesday, December 18: 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Friday, December 20: 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

 

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