About CATE


who we are

To develop a culture of effective teaching practices and inclusive education supporting the success of all students.


  • Provide

    Provide resources and faculty development programming that help all instructors become more inclusive and culturally-competent in their teaching and mentoring

  • Design and Implement

    Design and implement learning opportunities for current and future faculty in innovative, evidence-based teaching methods that improve student learning and sense of belonging

  • Support

    Support faculty in their adoption of educational technology to improve pedagogy across multiple instructional modalities (face-to-face, online, hybrid/blended/flipped)

  • Create

    Create spaces for dialogue about effective, equitable, and reflective instructional practices in diverse classrooms

  • Build

    Build capacity for campus-wide professional learning in inclusive and evidence-based pedagogy and curricular design

  • Connect

    Connect with a community of educators that values and consistently participates in classroom assessment, practices reflective teaching, and advances the scholarship of teaching and learning

  • Lead and Participate

    Lead and participate in initiatives to acquire grant funds in support of student success from the undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral levels

  • Engage

    Engage in multidisciplinary collaborations across campus and with regional and national partners to promote cultural transformation of the teaching & learning enterprise


Our work is guided and informed by our commitments to:

returning to school in the fall

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Inclusiveness – we respect individuals and facilitate equity-minded, student-centered outcomes.

Participation – we recognize and celebrate contributions of the entire UIC community.

Collaboration – we seek out and nurture partnerships that synergize with the university mission to advance educational opportunities for diverse stakeholders and scholarship that transforms the world.

Innovation – we champion pioneering and creative educators, lead investments in cutting-edge educational technology, and proactively contribute to a dynamic teaching landscape.

Excellence – we advocate for evidence-based practice, research-based decision-making, and recognition of scholarly teaching.

Accountability – we model a culture of assessment by adhering to a framework guiding self-review and an iterative improvement cycle.