Mission, Goals, and Values
OUR MISSION Heading link
To develop a culture of inclusive education informed by scholarship through building relationships, leveraging partnerships, creating community, and collaborating with instructors to promote student success.
WHAT WE DO Heading link
Implement and provide
Implement programming and provide resources for current and future instructors in equity-minded, reflective, and effective teaching practices and curricular design.
Build capacity for campus-wide professional learning in equity-minded, reflective, and effective teaching practices and curricular design
Create spaces for dialogue that motivate adoption of equity-minded, reflective, and effective instructional practices affecting student success in diverse classrooms.
Foster scholarly teaching
Foster a culture of scholarly teaching by promoting inquiry-driven and data-informed changes to instructional practices.
Connect a community
Connect a community of educators who develop responsive initiatives in teaching development and learning to drive teaching innovation and cultural transformation.
Empower instructors to leverage educational technology in teaching across multiple instructional modalities such as face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats.
Direct and participate
Direct and participate in initiatives to acquire grant funds in support of student success from the undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral levels
Engage in collaborations
Engage in multidisciplinary collaborations across campus and with regional and national partners to establish UIC as a leader in the teaching enterprise.
HOW WE WORK Heading link
Our work is guided and informed by our commitments to:
We’re here for you.
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, and we 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.