Calendar of Events

October 2011

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

Click to join a: 
Faculty Mentoring Group
Faculty Writing Group   
Faculty Reading Group 
Transparency in Learning and Teaching Initiative
sends you data on how your students view their learning experiences in your course.  It's a good complement to the required ICES student ratings of your instruction.

October 3
Developing Campus-Community Partnerships for Service-Learning
212 Engineering Hall
12:00 – 1:00
Please register here.

October 5
America’s Public Universities: The Front Line to America’s Economic Recovery and Competitiveness (Graduate College Distinguished Lecture Series)
Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
Levis Faculty Center (3rd Floor)
10:00 a.m.

October 5

Improving Your Test Questions: Exam Item Analysis
Chris Migotsky
428 Armory
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Register Here

October 7
Effective PowerPoint Presentations that Promote, Not Hinder, Learning
Sandy Finley
428 Armory
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Registration

October 10
Strategies for Service-Learning Reflection
Valeri Werpetinski
212 Engineering Hall
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Please register here.

October 10
Writing your Teaching Philosophy Statement
Jane Alsberg
428 Armory
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Registration

October 12
Blended Learning - Blended Teaching: Using Technology to Rethink Teaching in Large Lecture Classes
Johnell Bentz, Special Education
College of Education, room 10
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

October 12
Sneak a Little Science into their Day: Blogs in Teaching
Kathryn Clancy, Anthropology
23 Illini Hall
12:00 – 1:00 pm

October 12
Ethics in an Information Age
Thomas P. Seager, Arizona State University
Room 141, Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL),1308 West Main St. (Southeast of Beckman)
2:00 - 4:00 pm

October 12
Going Beyond "Practice Makes Perfect": Key Features of Practice and Feedback
Cheelan Bo-Linn
428 Armory
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Registration

October 13
Action Research.Illinois Seed Grants for Course Development
Lynne Dearborn
Krannert Room, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 
5:00 - 7:00 pm

October 17
Using Service-Learning to Teach Professional Skills
Valeri Werpetinski
212 Engineering Hall
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Please register here.

October 19
Learning Theories and Teaching: Considering Students Prior Knowledge and Their Ways of Organizing Knowledge
Sandy Finley
428 Armory
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Registration

October 20
Enhancing Teaching: Achieving More with Less
       Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Series
Richard Wheeler, Stephanie Ceman, Kelly Tappenden
Illini Union
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Please register for a lunch

October 21
Friday Forum Presents Collegiate Learning and Early Labor Market Outcomes: Findings from the Academically Adrift Study
Richard Arum,  Professor of Sociology and Education, New York University
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
University YMCA | Latzer Hall

October 24
Service-Learning Assessment
Valeri Werpetenski
212 Engineering Hall
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Please register here.

October 26
Peer Response in Writing in a Computer-Mediated Environment
Sarah McCarthey, Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, room 10
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

October 26
Engaged Scholarship and Digital Storytelling
Martin Wolske, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
23 Illini Hall
12:00 – 1:00 pm

October 27
Blended Learning: Facilitating Online Discussions
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
23 Illini Hall
Please register here.

October 31
Summit on Online Education
Alice Campbell Alumni Center
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

October 31
Perspectives on Engaged Scholarship 
Valeri Werpetenski
212 Engineering Hall
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Please register here.