For questions or information, please contact:
Specialist in Education
Center for Innovation in
Teaching & Learning
Armory Building, room 428
Using copyrighted materials in class? Using copyrighted materials in research? If the answer to one or both of these questions is “yes” then this workshop is for you. Come and discuss how to use materials in your courses and research in a lawful manner.
Armory Building, room 428 (southwest corner)
This series of four workshops is for international graduate students who are preparing to take the EPI. First-time test-takers and re-takers are welcome. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the EPI, including the EPI's structure, how it's scored, preparation tips, definition of terms, responding to open-ended questions, strategies for effective interviewing, and activities and resources you can use on your own to prepare for the EPI. During each session, you'll also have time to practice what you've learned.
January 31, Session 1: Overview. Defining terms. Practice strategies.
February 7, Session 2: Using clarification and negotiation strategies
February 14, Session 3: Answering open-ended questions
February 21, Session 4: EPI practice. Setting goals. Resources. (Attendance at previous sessions is encouraged in order to gain the most from Session 4.)
Registration is required.
Workshop location: Armory Building, Room 428
Address: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL
**We recommend entering through the Armory building's SouthWest corner near the intersection of Fourth and Gregory (across from Huff Hall) and then taking the elevator to the 4th floor.
For information about the English Proficiency Interview, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/measurement-evaluation/english-proficiency-interview
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning
Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all faculty are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices to enhance student learning. There will be great conversations and handouts. Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching
Teaching philosophy statements are requested for a variety of reasons: job applications, teaching awards, grant proposals, and formal evaluations. On our campus, faculty submit a teaching statement as part of the promotion and tenure packet and for the annual review in many of the departments. A teaching statement that accurately describes and documents your teaching, in addition, to your philosophy, can promote reflection and new approaches for teaching, in addition to documenting your efforts. We will share the characteristics of effective teaching statements and the most common areas where they can be improved.
This interactive workshop will be helpful to those who want to begin or revise their teaching philosophy statements for their annual reviews and P&T portfolios. This session is targeted for faculty, but open to all. Resources and handouts provided. Space is limited.
Wed, Feb. 8, 2017 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Feb. 15, 2017 Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning
Wed, Feb. 22, 2017 Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching
Tues, Mar. 7, 2017 Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl.
Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017 Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning
Wed, Mar. 15, 2017 Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why
Mon, Mar. 27, 2017 Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning
Wed, Mar. 29, 2017 Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Apr. 12, 2017 Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve
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.