Through the Faculty Ranks Series

This series of workshops includes special topics that are of interest to a cross-section of faculty members across campus.

The Through the Faculty Ranks Series will be conducted in a virtual format via Zoom.

Stopping the Spread of Microaggressions: Breathe, Listen, Resolve

To stop the spread of microaggressions we must intervene. But to intervene successfully, we must remember to breathe, so that we can fully listen and assess the situation. This interactive workshop teaches you how to manage your discomfort and employ active listening techniques so that you can effectively resolve microaggressions and promote inclusion both in and out of the classroom.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 PM


Mardia Bishop, Teaching Associate Professor of Communication
Kristopher Weeks, Assistant Professor of Communication, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

To attend, please register by noon on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Evaluating Teaching Excellence

Teaching evaluation serves many important functions for advancing the quality of education at Illinois. Based on recent innovations and research, our campus has embarked on an important mission to make teaching better, have streamlined evaluation processes, and support personnel functions that are efficient and equitable. In this session, members of the Provost’s Task Force on Assessing Teaching Effectiveness will share their findings and recommendations, including a new teaching evaluation system and instruments for gathering input from students, peers, and instructors.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM


Amy Ando, Provost Fellow and Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

To attend, please register by noon on Monday, February 8, 2021. Zoom information will be sent to registered participants.