Teaching and Learning

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Teaching Excellence Defined

A provost task force focused on assessing teaching effectiveness recently developed four pillars of teaching excellence. These now serve as a foundation for the evaluation of course-based teaching on our campus.

Excellent course teaching at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is:

  • Well-designed
  • Well-delivered
  • Inclusive and ethical
  • Reflective and evolving

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Foundations of Teaching Certificate Program

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) is a hub of innovation and hands-on support for those who want to discuss and work with higher education trends, models, projects and resources. CITL developed a new Foundations of Teaching Certificate that closely aligns with our campus definition of teaching excellence. This program is intended to offer new instructors the resources and strategies needed to successfully integrate the four pillars of teaching excellence into their teaching practices. We encourage you to enroll in this Foundations of Teaching Canvas course and learn more about CITL Teaching Certificates, and the many other services they provide.

Getting Started with Canvas

Our campus has recently transitioned to using Canvas as our primary learning management system. There are plenty of resources to help get you started. Canvas 101 is an asynchronous online course that steps you through the process of creating your first course in Canvas. You may also want to check out the Technology Services Knowledge Base for tips on all the digital platforms available on campus including articles to help as you get started with Canvas.

Need help now?

Reach out to CITL’s Instructional Support and Training team at any time by completing this short form, or email your questions directly to citl-info@illinois.edu.

Enhance My Teaching

Resources to help you build online surveys, manage and steward data, and more are available to support your teaching.

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