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For questions or information, please contact:

Lucas Anderson
Specialist in Education
Center for Innovation in
Teaching & Learning
(217) 300-4408

Important Dates  

10:30 AM–12:00 PM Friday Oct 26, 2018

Armory 428


In this workshop we'll cover everything you need to set up and use Compass2g, including creating and organizing content, adding and removing users, managing the Grade Center, and more!

This workshop satisfies 90 minutes of workshop time for the Graduate Teacher Certificate.

Website: Link
Cost: Free


Event Source: CITL Calendar

All Day
Location: This Learning Life Photography Competition

This Learning Life is a campus-wide competition celebrating learning and the Illinois learning community on our beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus. We want to see what learning looks like through your eyes! We invite you to sharpen your visual communication skills, get prizes and recognition for it, and create a great image that will become the crowning jewel for your portfolio.

Start collecting images now and get a winner before the contest closes. Submissions are now open and will close on November 16! 

For additional submission and contest information, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/photo.


CITL, iSchool, Main Library & College of LAS

Event Source: CITL Calendar

11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Oct 31, 2018

Lucas Anderson (CITL)


Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)


Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  


Session 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know


Wednesday, Oct.17, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

It’s actually pretty common to teach material that might be a bit of a stretch for you.  Perhaps you are teaching a large survey course, and you haven’t kept up with the recent developments in every sub-field of your discipline (nor could you).  Or perhaps a colleague is on sabbatical and you are stepping in for a semester to teach something in an area adjacent to, but not quite in, your area of expertise.  Maybe you want to connect your material to other fields, but of course you aren’t an expert in that other field yourself.  Using ideas from Therese Huston’s excellent book Teaching What You Don’t Know, we’ll discover some strategies for comfortably and confidently teaching material that is not your specialty.


This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building

Wed, Sept. 19, 2018   Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Sept. 26, 2018  Session 2: Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018     Session 3: Effective Questioning Skills 

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018   Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018    Session 5:  Creating Effective Team Projects and Student Teams

Wed, Oct. 31, 2018    Session 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know 


Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Teaching Certificates

The CITL Teaching Certificate Program is designed to meet the professional development needs and interests of all teachers—faculty, academic professionals, and graduate students—at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Which certificate is right for you?

Graduate Teacher CertificateFor teaching assistants who teach at least two semesters at Illinois.

Certificate in Foundations of TeachingFor graduate students who have limited teaching experience at Illinois.

Teacher Scholar CertificateFor teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs) who teach at least three semesters at Illinois.

Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching: For teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs) who teach at least one semester while investigating an educational technology.

Citizen Scholar CertificateFor teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs)who have the opportunity to teach a service-learning course. 

Check out a list of winners from the 2018 Celebration of College Teaching.