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CATE offers or creates connections to both internal and external professional learning opportunities for those who are new to teaching as well as for those with teaching experience but who wish to advance their teaching knowledge and skills. Programs can be differentiated by a variety of parameters: varying levels of engagement (one hour, one day, one week, one semester), different instructor categories (current and future faculty, teaching assistants), distinct course levels (e.g., lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses, graduate courses, professional school courses), and a range of disciplines.
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We work with our campus partners to bring these opportunities to UIC instructors. We also welcome departments and colleges to reach out to us to discuss specific professional development needs. For example, CATE staff can offer workshops on teaching including some that are tailored to different disciplines, workshops on methods to evaluate your teaching and develop reflective teaching practices, and workshops on how to incorporate technology into large-enrollment courses in ways that promote the equitable engagement of all students.
If you can’t find what you need here, please contact us and request a consultation. We’re happy to work with you and your colleagues to design programming that helps you in your teaching.
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Video Recording Notification: CATE’s online events take place on Zoom and may be recorded when attendees are in the main Zoom room. Recordings will be made available with captioning through UIC’s cloud-based platform, Panopto; you will need to log in with your UIC NetID to view the videos. If you do not wish to have your video recorded, please turn off your video when you are in the main Zoom room. If the breakout group feature is used by presenters, no recording will take place so feel free to turn your video back on at that time.
Inclusivity & Accessibility Information: UIC is committed to full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of university life. CATE’s online events are delivered through Zoom and may include breakout rooms and group discussion. CATE’s in-person events typically involve a combination of presentation and discussion-based activities. We welcome ASL interpreters, note-takers, and accompanying assistants to all CATE events. If you have questions about access, such as parking or building layouts, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, such as real-time captioning (CART), ASL services, or obtaining event materials in alternative formats, please contact the CATE team.