Faculty Development

One of the objectives of the Center for Learning Innovation is to help instructors become better teachers by sharing the latest pedagogical techniques and up-to-date technologies with them. Whether it be through one-on-one collaboration or group sessions that promote community among our world-class faculty, we want to facilitate the connections that lead to better teaching practices. The center offers a variety of workshops to address teaching needs, such as how to use Blackboard more effectively and how to create authentic assessments that encourage academic integrity in our students. Throughout the year, our programming assists instructors in providing a distinctive and relevant education experience. Following our best practices will lead to more fulfilling and challenging learning in our student community. Learn about the ways that Illinois Tech instructors have used innovative practices to respond to the needs of students in the ever-changing world of higher education.

Apply for the Faculty Fellowship Award

The Center for Learning Innovation will offer Faculty Fellowship Awards awards that are open to all faculty members (including adjunct faculty). The awards will be selected through a process involving a formal proposal submission by the faculty member and review by a subcommittee made up of the CLI Faculty Affiliates and staff. CLI’s support includes, but is not limited to, research and development in such areas as instructional design, learning theory as relates to the use and exploration of technologies, establishing and implementing best practices to enhance online learning, methods to improve online course delivery with new skills and/or pedagogy, developing master classes, and innovative methods in flipping classes through innovative course materials development, especially at 100 and 200-level courses. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 24, 2021.

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