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Impact

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence — CATE — areas of focus. 1: Instructor teaching development & professional learning. 2: Graduate student & postdoc professional development.

Our goal is to use a data-driven approach to inform the work that we do as a teaching and learning center. Check out the key take-aways taken from CATE’s impact report, where we share with you the work we have done in the past three fiscal years (2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023) since our inception to engage with and support the UIC teaching community.

The report highlights the history of the center, our reach and engagement across campus through our services and programming directed at faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs, resources we have developed in response to instructor needs, as well as the incredible work our graduate student workers have accomplished. If you are interested in learning more, read the full report.

INSTRUCTOR TEACHING DEVELOPMENT & PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

WORKSHOPS

– Teaching Tidbits Workshops
– Departmental Requested Workshops

  • 69 workshops
  • 575 unique participants
  • representing 128 departments

“The content and flow of the sessions were well thought out and engaging.”

INTENSIVE PROGRAMMING
  • 41 participants in the inaugural cohort of the Inclusive Education Scholars Certificate Program
  • 8 Action Research Scholars since the program began

“Small group activities were well structured and yet flexible enough for the group to make it our own.”

ONLINE TEACHING GUIDES & TOOLKITS
  • 17 Teaching Guides & Toolkits available and more added all the time

GRADUATE STUDENT & POSTDOC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TA TRAINING

– Annual New TA Orientation

  • 363 attendees at the Fall 2022 Orientation

“The whole event was very well organized and presented. I liked the emphasis on diversity and inclusion at UIC. It made me excited to help support the university’s mission.”

ACADEMIC CAREER PREPARATION

– CIRTL@UIC offers teaching PD and academic preparation for grads and postdocs

  • 95 unique CIRTL participants across workshops and programs
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO DEVELOP COLLEGE TEACHING KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

– Foundations of College Instruction (FOCI)

  • FOCI is a 3-course campus certificate offered in partnership with the Grad College

 

*Statistics from the 2021-2022 Needs Assessment Survey

**Statistics from the 2022-2023 year is currently under development