Teaching Academies 

Teaching and learning are at the very core of our purpose. Our vision is to create a thriving learning community for Illinois faculty so that they can significantly and positively impact student learning and personal development. Throughout the University of Illinois campus, you’ll find Teaching Academies housed in our colleges, each with common objectives—promote pedagogical knowledge, enhance instruction, advance and revitalize curricula, improve technological skills, and reward teaching excellence. Our goal is to help you to become an innovative and reflective teaching practitioner, and to encourage your productivity and success.

The Academies foster and provide faculty development opportunities for new and veteran faculty, including seminars and symposia, student-faculty roundtable discussions, and cultural diversity workshops. Topics covered range from ways in which educators can create effective learning environments, to ideas for active learning and student retention, to today’s best learning technologies.

Be sure to connect with the Teaching Academy in your college and join a thriving faculty professional development community.

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Academy of Teaching Excellence
Contact: Laurie Kramer

College of Applied Health Sciences

Contact: Kim Graber

College of Business
Contact: Nick Petruzzi

College of Education
Contact: Rosa (Amy) Milagros Santos Gilbertz

College of Engineering
The Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3)

Contact: Laura Hahn

College of Fine and Applied Arts
The Fine Art of Teaching
Contact:  Marian Stone 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy (LASTA)
Contact: Jose J. Vazquez

College of Veterinary Medicine
The College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy
Contact: Jonathan Foreman

Graduate School of Library and Information Science with the University Library
The Teaching Alliance
Contact: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

School of Social Work
Contact: Barry Ackerson