The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is focused on excellence in teaching and learning in all formats; it is a hub of innovation and hands-on support for those who want to discuss and work with new trends, models, projects, and resources. CITL uses leading pedagogical approaches, research-based methodologies, innovative instructional technologies, and comprehensive assessment practices to strengthen teaching efforts and improve student learning outcomes. Among other services, CITL provides support for course preparation and managing the classroom environment. It also organizes conferences and workshops for faculty and graduate students interested in improving their teaching.
Classroom Management Information
- Specific resources for instructors, including an announcement for students on the first day of classes, can be found on the university’s Police Department website. In the event of an imminent threat in your classroom, contact Campus Public Safety immediately. You should be familiar with the campus’s Campus Emergency Operations Plan.
- The Counseling Center can provide support and assistance if you become concerned that a student is having significant personal problems, including threatening suicide or abusing alcohol and other drugs.
Managing Course Enrollments and Grading
Policies on Students and Teaching
- Course Materials & Intellectual Property Rights is the Senate-approved policy on the copyright of course materials.
- The Student Code covers university policies on students, including topics like academic integrity and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) provides support and information for students with visible and non-visible disabilities.
- Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected.
- Illinois is committed to combating sexual misconduct. Faculty and staff members are required to report any instances of sexual misconduct to the University’s Title IX and Disability Office. For more information, including language that instructors can include in their syllabi letting students know about their Sexual Misconduct Reporting Requirements, visit the We Care campus website.
Setting Up Your Course
Student Feedback and Course Evaluations
At the end of your course, you will solicit student feedback using the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES).* Please note that you will need to order the forms a few weeks before the end of the semester. It is also a good idea to solicit informal early feedback from students.
NOTE: As of March 13, 2020, all sections have been transitioned to ICES Online, an entirely web-based student rating system. (Updated 8/25/2020)