The Center for Teaching and Learning partners with faculty, various departments, and organizations on faculty development initiatives throughout the academic year. Please review this page for both past and upcoming events!

  • 5/18/2022 - Campus Technology Leadership Summit: Building a Digital Transformation Strategy


    Campus Technology Virtual Summits are one-day virtual events offering a wealth of ideas, best practices and unbiased case studies focused on current tech trends in higher education. Sessions are moderated by our editorial team and feature presentations by educators, IT leaders, and experts in the field. All at no charge to the attendee!

    A digital transformation journey starts with assessing the state of Dx within your institution, imagining what's possible and then setting goals to get there. In this free, one-day event, education and IT leaders will offer ideas and best practices based on expertise and research in the field, to help inform your digital transformation strategy.

    Session 1: 9am - 9:45am PT: What Digital Transformation Means in Higher Ed
    Session 2: 10am - 10:45am PT: Enabling the Digital-First Campus
    Session 3: 11am - 11:45am PT: Taking Digital Learning Beyond the New Normal
    Bonus Session: 12pm - 12:30pm PT: Tackling Dx Challenges

    Click here to Register for the Campus Technology Leadership Summit

  • 8/18/2021 - Fall Faculty Professional Development Day


    You are invited to attend the annual Faculty Professional Development Day.

    Keynote Addressed by:
    Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly- University of Maryland
    Dr. Turner Kelly’s Bio
    Keynote Presentation Video

    This keynote/webinar will examine critical approaches and perspectives that improve success for faculty of Color and advance alternative forms of mentoring. The webinar will include examples of diverse mentoring relationships (e.g. students, faculty, and administrators in and out of the academy) that reflect decades of support as well as newly formed mentoring communities, and the use of digital technologies to fortify mentoring.

    Additional professional development sessions adhere to the theme of mentorship in support of teaching, research, and service throughout the faculty lifespan from beginning tenure, near tenure, post tenure, or non-tenure, as well as early career, mid-career, and seasoned educators.

    This event is sponsored by the Faculty Professional Development Committee (FPDC) and the Office of the Provost.

    Please feel free to contact the FPDC co-chairs Matt Cooney or Cari Didion for further information.

    Location: Virtual Session
    Date/Time: August 18th, 2021 from 9:30am to 3:00pm

    This session is no longer available

  • 4/28/2021 - Beyond the Virtual Classroom: Moving Forward in 2021


    Allessandra Kummelehne, the Executive Director of South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium will moderate:
    There are some components of the virtual environment that we should take with us as we return to the physical classroom. Through facilitated discussions and breakout sessions, this webinar will explore our virtual successes as well as online tools and resources to bring back to the physical classroom.

    This session is no longer available

  • 5/19/2021 - Connected Faculty Summit


    FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education.

    Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and teaching methods in person and virtually. Networking is a main component of FSI, and there are many opportunities for social engagement during receptions, scheduled activities, and concurrent sessions.

    FSI was founded between 1996-1997 when the Presidents and Chancellors of Illinois public universities called for the development of an Inter-institutional Faculty Summer Institute on Learning Technologies. Since then, this popular conference has been supported by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, directed by a succession of steering committees, and enjoyed by all who appreciate the ideas and information shared at this annual event.

    For more information regarding FSI, hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, please view the FSI General Information page.

  • 6/9/2021 - Connected Faculty Summit


    While we prepare for the Summer and Fall semesters, we wanted to mention a FREE virtual conference that was sponsored by Arizona State University. View the on demand resources universities have come across for effective ways on engaging students and blended learning.

    For more information regarding the Connected Faculty Summit, hosted by Arizona State Univeristy, please view the The Remote Summit website.