Illinois Summer Teaching Institute
May 12, 2021 3:16 PM

Dear Faculty,

As planning for Fall 2021 instruction begins, we are presented with the opportunity to reflect on all that we have learned over the last year about teaching and engaging students across different course modalities. We are pleased to announce the Illinois Summer Teaching Institute, an opportunity for faculty to review good practice, discuss different pedagogical approaches with colleagues and receive hands-on training. The focus of this year’s institute is on enhancing instruction through the use of multimodal approaches, innovative assessments and strategies for increasing student engagement. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Participants will design their fall courses in a community of fellow instructors with the support of faculty experts and campus experts from CITL, Tech Services and college-level educational technology units.
  • The institute will be delivered via Canvas from June 7 through June 27. Webinar recordings and other content will be available in Canvas to all instructors beginning in July. 
  • The institute will include twenty-four 30-minute webinars, asynchronous content and assignments that will build toward a completed fall syllabus.
  • Sample webinar topics include multimodal course design, easy interventions for improved engagement across modalities and high frequency/low stakes assessments.
  • Opportunities for one-on-one help will be offered both during and after the institute.

Details on eligibility, sign-up and compensation will be available soon through your department or college. 

Thank you for considering this opportunity to receive expert support in your fall course preparations.


Andreas C. Cangellaris
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

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