Faculty Events, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Faculty Events

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning sponsors some special events intended primarily for a faculty audience.

Faculty Retreat

The Faculty Retreat, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Continuing Education is an annual one-day event about teaching and learning.  It features a keynote speaker, concurrent sessions by Illinois faculty and poster sessions to highlight our faculty’s research on teaching and learning. 

Goals of the Retreat
The goals for the Annual Faculty Retreat are to build on our collective knowledge, to share innovative ideas and approaches to enhance teaching and learning, and to develop and promote partnerships within and beyond the campus community.


The 2013 Annual Faculty Retreat was held on Friday, February 22, 2013 with plenary speaker, Allison Snow, professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University and the founding Director of the OSU Undergraduate Research Office. The theme was “When Teaching and Learning Meet Undergraduate Research.”

Archived Programs from the last few years

2012:   Resarch-Based Principles for Smart Teaching and Enhanced Learning
, Susan Ambrose (pdf)

There were four follow-up workshops building on the 7 research-based principles presented by Susan Ambrose.
2011:   Teaching What You Don't Know, Therese Huston (pdf)

2010:   Crosscurrents of Creativity in Teaching, Keith Sawyer (pdf)

2009:   Preparing Students for the Global Century, Joanne Munroe (pdf)

2008:   Using the Science of Instruction to Foster Learning, Peter E. Doolittle (pdf)

2007:   Learning from Student Voices: Why Their Outside Lives Matter Inside the Classroom, Marcia B. Baxter Magolda (pdf)

2006:   What Every College Teacher Can Do, Ken Bain (pdf)

2005:   Knowing What Students Do: Making the Learning Process Visible, Randall Bass (pdf)

2004:   From the Science of Learning to the Practice of Teaching, Marilla Svinicki (pdf)

2003:   The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Lee S. Shulman (pdf)