About Campus Programs on Teaching and Learning

Mission

The mission of Campus Programs on Teaching and Learning is:

  • to enhance the quality of faculty and graduate student development programs in teaching and learning at Illinois
  • to collaborate with, support, and connect existing programs in the colleges that are designed to provide teaching and learning development for all members of the campus teaching community
  • to identify strategies by which existing programs in the colleges can benefit from the strengths and learn from the experience of others
  • to provide opportunities for faculty to contribute their teaching wisdom and their understanding of campus needs to the design of new partnerships and structures for providing excellent teaching and learning programs for faculty, instructors and graduate students.
  • to improve and promote the standing of Illinois' faculty development and graduate student development programs in the national context. 

Work

Campus Programs on Teaching and Learning carries out this mission through:

  • consultation with the Campus Teaching and Learning Board, a group of sixteen faculty leaders from across the Colleges and Schools
  • collaboration with the staff and faculty fellows of the University's fourteen Teaching Academies in the Colleges and Schools
  • collaboration with campus leaders and programs in the Colleges and Schools whose work complements that of the Teaching Academies to provide valuable faculty and graduate student development of teaching (including EUI, ISTEM, CWS, ULI, CITES, Graduate College, Division of Biomedical Sciences)
  • maintaining a comprehensive Directory of Teaching and Learning Resources at Illinois
  • maintaining a comprehensive monthly Calendar of Events that support faculty development in teaching and learning (through regular communications with the varied offices and programs across the University that provide teaching development programming)
  • developing new services that address needs identified by the Campus Teaching and Learning Board, the Teaching Academies and other campus leaders, including:
    • Faculty Forum to highlight teaching innovations by Illinois faculty and enlist faculty in identifying campus needs in faculty development
    • Faculty Mentoring Groups
    • Illinois Faculty Seminar to address topics identified by faculty participants
    • an enhanced New Faculty Orientation program (developed in collaboration with Academic HR, the Teaching Academies, CITES, ISTEM, Ethnography of the University, Vice Chancellor for Research, University Library, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement)
  • a program of national and international research that connects faculty members from multiple institutions in sharing, comparing and learning from data they gather about their students' learning in a variety of course contexts

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