Calendar of Events

March 2013

The following sessions are hosted and sponsored by a variety of teaching academies, colleges, centers and offices at the University of Illinois.

The University of Illinois is now an institutional member of the
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).  This site provides all Illinois faculty, post docs and graduate students access to the NCFDD’s resources. Many UIUC faculty are already interacting in some way with the Center, and we have received very positive feedback from them. To take advantage of our institutional membership, one needs only to sign-up here. Please direct any questions to Tony Liss at tml@illinois.edu.

March 1-8
Faculty/instructors may request the 4-minute, online Transparency in Learning and Teaching Survey.
Find out which small teaching adjustments benefit your students most.

March 4

Pronunciation: Fine tuning for clear speech (for faculty)  
Lisa Pierce
5:00 – 6:30 pm
428 Armory
Click here to register

March 6
Teaching and Technology Brown Bag: Using McGraw-Hill Connect with Compass to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Melanie Waters (Spanish, Italian and Portuguese), Aaron Ebata, and Sarah Curtiss (Human &Community Development)
12:00 – 1:00 pm
23 Illini Hall

The Research University in the World of the Future
Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California Berkeley
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium
3:00 pm.

An Integrative Approach to Teaching Evolution (Cancelled, due to weather)
Jim Smith, Michigan State University
102B Chem Life Sciences Laboratory
4:00 pm

March 8

Translating Language Teaching Theory into Practice (for beginning language teachers)
Dinah Armstead
3:00 – 4:30pm
428 Armory
Click here to register

March 13

Illinois Compass 2g: The Essentials 2:00 pm
2:00 – 4:00 pm
23 Illini Hall

March 14
Informal Group on Learning Spaces
9:00 – 10:00 am
23 Illini Hall

Illinois Compass 2g: Key Features for Teaching Assistants, Graders, and Staff
4:00 – 5:00 pm
23 Illini Hall

March 18 - May 12
Universal Design for Online Learning 8 week online course
Hadi Rangin and Marc Thompson
Illinois Online Network
Register here

March 22
Deadline for Session Proposals: Faculty Summer Institute Conference
conference takes place May 13-15, 2013, at the IHotel and Conference Center

March 25

Illinois Compass 2g: Setting up and Managing your Grade Center
2:00 pm
23 Illini Hall

March 26

Vocabulary for Talking with Students about their Ethnic and Racial Diversity
Kate Grim-Feinberg
10:00 am
428 Armory

Translating Language Teaching Theory into Practice
Dinah Armstead
2:00 pm
428 Armory

March 27
Flipping the General Chemistry Classroom
Dr. Matthew W. Stoltzfus, Ohio State University Digital First Faculty Fellow
Beckman room 1005
3:00 pm, reception to follow in Beckman Atrium

March 28

Informal Group on Learning Spaces
9:00 am
23 Illini Hall

Illinois Compass 2g: The Essentials
10:00 am
23 Illini Hall

March 29
Teaching the Same Course .. again and again
Lucas Anderson
12:00 - 1:30 pm
428 Armory
Click Here to Register

April 1

Creating a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching (for faculty) Cheelan Bo-Linn and Laurie Kramer
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
428 Armory

Best Practices for Teaching with the Blackboard Learn Mobile App
1:00 – 2:00 pm
23 Illini Hall

April 2
Envisioning the Future of Online Graduate Education in the 21st Century Research University
Mark Kamlet, Provost and Executive Vice President, Carnegie Mellon University
8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Registration

April 3
Teaching and Technology Brown Bag: eText: The Future of the Textbook
Milind Basole and Yury Borukhovich
12:00 – 1:00 pm
23 Illini Hall

Wikis and more: Collaborative tools for Faculty research, service, and teaching
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
23 Illini Hall

Exploring Service-Learning: Teaching for Good
Katrina Olson, Valeri Werpetinski, and guest panelists
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Illini Union
Registration