Save the Date: 2021 Annual Faculty Retreat
Do you plan to attend our Annual Faculty Retreat? The 2021 retreat will be virtual but will include all of the best aspects of our previous years. This year's theme will be on building student resiliency for daunting, unexpected challenges. Mark your calendar for March 11th and 12th from 9:00-11:30. Registration information will be coming soon.
Dear A/V #4 "What camera and microphone should I get to upgrade my quality in Zoom?"
It's been months into the pandemic, and all sorts of life is being lived via video calls. So, we've been working hard to research good, affordable options as instructors now have a handle on the software. To complement our previous Dear A/V about software upgrades to Zoom, let's tackle hardware upgrades. The links to vendors should be seen as reference point. We haven't scoured the internet looking for the best value.
Read the full response in our latest Dear A/V Column here.
Faculty Summer Institute Coffee Break
You are cordially invited to an online FSI Coffee Break. FSI has run for over 20 years, with educators and educational technologists from across the state of Illinois gathering once a year in May on the Urbana campus to explore teaching and learning. Due to Covid and in an effort to connect educators and staff from across Illinois throughout the year, FSI has launched an FSI Coffee Breaks series. We will host a Zoom session from 3:00-4:00 p.m. CST on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
Please RSVP by completing this Google Form. We would love to have your response by Tuesday, December 8th.
Explore with Hadi Accessibility Discussion - December 8th
Accessibility can sometimes be very abstract and we might not completely understand how users with disabilities will be affected by our designs or if we’ve implemented a technique correctly. The monthly "Explore with Hadi" meeting is a place where we can evaluate these things together, identify any issues and hopefully find solutions together to address accessibility/usability issues.
Learn more about the Explore with Hadi series here.
Volunteers Needed for Microteaching
CITL is looking for volunteers to facilitate online Microteaching recording sessions on Friday, January 22 for the January Grad Academy. Microteaching facilitators keep things running on time, provide brief feedback on short teaching samples, and run a short discussion with new TAs. If you have any experience teaching at Illinois, you can help! CITL will train you, and the experience is usually fun. You get to learn a little bit about a lot of different topics! Please contact Lucas Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.