For questions or information, please contact:
Specialist in Education
Center for Innovation in
Teaching & Learning
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student 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 1: I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
On our campus, the formal student ratings are called the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) which are administered at the end of your course. Through careful analysis, you can learn valuable information for next time, but the results are too late to help your current class.
However, by using an Informal Early Feedback (IEF) form this semester, you can receive timely feedback to immediately implement. In this session, we will focus on the use of several informal feedback mechanisms and help you develop your own individualized IEF form to implement (and come back to CITL for consultation!).
Wed, Sept. 20, 2017 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 27, 2017 Session 2: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Oct. 4, 2017 Session 3: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement
Wed, Oct. 11, 2017 Session 4: Supporting Our Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively
Wed, Oct. 18, 2017 Session 5: Best Practices from Face-to-Face Courses to Online Courses
Wed, Nov. 1, 2017 Session 6: What We Know About Visual Learning Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More….
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Armory Building, room 428
In this session, Lucas will use a simple technique for running good discussions to run a good discussion about running good discussions (it will be a meta-discussion, if you will). We will occasionally pause to examine the very discussion we are having and hence learn how to make a discussion go well. Please come prepared to share your thoughts, concerns, and questions about running effective face-to-face discussions.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
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 Certificate: For teaching assistants who teach at least two semesters at Illinois.
Certificate in Foundations of Teaching: For graduate students who have limited teaching experience at Illinois.
Teacher Scholar Certificate: For 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 Certificate: For teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs)who have the opportunity to teach a service-learning course.