The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning takes stakeholder input very seriously. Lining up our services with campus strategic planning efforts and receiving information from the various groups we serve are vital to achieving campus objectives. Our stakeholder groups also help CITL get the word out and ensure we're providing the entire campus with a comprehensive set of services to promote innovative teaching and learning across disciplines.
CITL Faculty Fellows
The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is piloting a new CITL Faculty Fellows program. A select cohort is has been asked to share their unique perspectives and academic interests by assisting CITL Staff in identifying faculty needs and reducing barriers to participation in CITL programs, workshops, and events. Supported by the Office of the Provost, CITL Faculty Fellows will receive a stipend to participate in monthly strategic planning sessions to develop new programs and initiatives in teaching, learning, and emerging technology.
Dr. Angrave is a Teaching Professor with the Department of Computer Science. His interests include digital accessibility and how students can succeed in on-campus and online learning environments, especially underrepresented students. With live captioning during lecture, and online text-searchable videos, his ClassTranscribe project is helping all students be more effective learners.
Dr. Knox is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences. Her research interests include information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, and the intersection of print culture and reading practices.
Dr. Liebenberg is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. He is passionate about multidisciplinary research, particularly in the fields of engineering education, energy engineering, and biomedical engineering. His university research currently focuses on the development of pedagogies of engagement and on education for sustainability.
Dr. Schmidt is a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. As a researcher, she employs a wide array of strategies to characterize the physical and chemical properties of food materials to help the food industry, as well as consumers, produce safe, nutritious, and high-quality food products. As a teacher, she is devoted to helping students develop and mature as scientists and citizens that make a difference. Shelly is a University of Illinois Scholar, a University of Illinois Distinguished Teacher Scholar, and a charter member of both the College of Agriculture Academy of Teaching Excellence and the UIUC Campus Teaching Advancement Board.
CITL Graduate Affiliates
The CITL Graduate Affiliates are experienced Teaching Assistants with excellent teaching records who assist fellow TAs with their teaching development. The affiliates observe classes, collect and interpret student feedback, consult individually with fellow TAs, and offer workshops to a TA audience.
PhD candidate, History
Leanna Duncan is a PhD candidate in History finishing a dissertation about activism and education for disabled children in the early twentieth century US. As a graduate affiliate, she has worked on a diverse array of projects, from creating resources for using active learning classrooms to presenting workshops on ways to take discussion sections digital.
PhD candidate, Physics
Devyn Shafer is a PhD candidate in physics and a member of the physics education research group. Her work focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering. She has taught laboratory and discussion sections of the physics courses for both engineering and life sciences students and served as a mentor TA in the physics department. She is highly involved with Guidance for Physics Students, a grad-to-undergrad mentoring program in the physics department, and the Access Network, a coalition of similar programs across the country. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her dog and chickens.