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Instructional Innovation

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Explore Teaching Tidbits Workshops Fall 2023

Check out the Teaching Tidbits Workshops! This Fall CATE and our campus partner the Instructional Design and Media Production Studio offer workshops where you can explore many teaching strategies including generative AI in your classroom.

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CATE Seminar Series Fall 2023

Check out the CATE Seminar Series, featuring research projects conducted by UIC instructors who are enhancing their teaching with research. Learn about classroom-based research and new teaching strategies and innovations.


Register for CIRTL@UIC Fall Offerings

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Thanks for joining us at the CATE Open House!

It was great to see so many new and familiar faces join us during the CATE Open House event on August 16. We are excited to continue growing and building a community for teaching and learning at UIC and welcome you back to another great semester!

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Register for the Inclusive Education Scholars Certificate Program

Inclusive Education Scholars Certificate Program is an exciting new professional learning program on inclusive teaching co-developed by CATE and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Engagement and funded by the National Science Foundation.

Instructors identify the programs and assets that will allow them to better help students succeed.

Call to Action: UIC Instructors' Teaching Needs

Take a 2-minute survey on what you would like to see next to advance your teaching. You can also learn more about CATE's needs assessment results and how we are using that data to inform our resources and programming.

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Legislative Suppression of Critical Race Theory in Higher Education

Critical Race Theory has become a legislative scapegoat for the discussion of what versions of America we will teach and what versions we will resist. As educators, we must stay informed and assure students of an inclusive educational experience.

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Designing & Teaching an Online Course

The CATE team has developed an online asynchronous course, Designing & Teaching an Online Course, to share best practices, resources, templates, and technologies to create a quality online course.

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Beyond workshops

Want to expand your digital teaching toolkit while building your Blackboard skills? Register now for the Blackboard Digital Teaching and Learning Series

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Action Research Scholars: Project Spotlight

Meet the scholars from the very first cohort of the Janet Riddle Action Research Scholars program: Martina Bode and Shavila Devi, and learn more about their project.

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Podcast: Teaching for Student Success

Dr. Tessa Andrews (University of Georgia) discusses how expert instructors think about, prepare and implement active learning in their generative classrooms versus how novices think about, prepare and implement active learning.

CATE's Charge: To support all those with teaching responsibilities at UIC in adopting evidence-based, inclusive, and innovative teaching practices to ensure the success of a diverse student body from the undergraduate to graduate and professional student level.

Reflecting on CATE's Priorities and Impact on Instruction

Learn more about CATE's priorities and the work we have done to support instructors in the past year. CATE endeavors to use a data-driven approach to inform the work that we do, and we strive to foster and model a culture of assessment at the center

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Meet the 2022-2023 Action Research Scholars

Congratulations to our first cohort of UIC instructors who have been accepted into CATE's Action Research Scholars program: Yeow Siow, Lieke van Heumen, Charitianne Williams, Trischa Duke, Claudia Fernández, and Sajna Razi!

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Register for CATE TA Workshops

Are you a UIC Teaching Assistant (TA)? Join us for an upcoming online or in-person workshop designed to help you develop practical skills you can use as a TA.


Register for CIRTL@UIC Fall Offerings

Programming and events for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to develop teaching skills and prepare for the job market

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UI System Workshops

Join your UI colleagues at an online teaching workshop on human-centered design!

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Equity-Minded Grading Webinar Series

This four-webinar series offered by University of Northern Colorado’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning highlights equity-minded grading practices that support academic achievement and motivation for all students.