Teaching Resources

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.

Policies on Students and Teaching

Setting Up Your Course

Managing Course Enrollments and Grading

You will manage course enrollments and grade entry through UI-Integrate BANNER.  Here are some helpful guides about using Banner and entering grades from the Office of the Registrar.

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.

Classroom Safety

  • 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.