LAS Teaching Academy Resources
The Teaching Toolbox contains practical ideas, valuable links and instructional solutions to help you improve your teaching. Resources range from a step-by-step guide to writing learning objectives to detailed active learning strategies and useful technology tips.
- Active Learning
- Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
- Teaching Tips from Experienced Teachers
- Curriculum Development
- Facilitating Discussions
- Large Classes
- Teams and Groups
- Working with TA's and RA's
- Course websites
- The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
- Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching podcast series.
- International Technology Education Association offers technology-driven innovations for higher education.
- References for Technology and Teaching
Assessment and Feedback
- Informal Early Feedback
- Understanding ICES
- Peer Review
Great teachers promote student development through varied pathways. Use these LASTA how-to’s on maximizing office hours, capitalizing on diverse perspectives and locating university resources to benefit student learning.
- Academic Integrity
- Enhancing Student Learning
- Politics in the Classroom
- Finding Help on Campus
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Emergency dean
- Campus Police
- Conflict resolution
- Computing support
- Career Center
- Office of Student Financial Aid
- Student Accounts and Cashiers
- Pay my bill
- Student employment
- Student Affairs
- International Student Affairs
- Minority Student Affairs
- Counseling Center
- Computing acceptable use policy
- McKinley Health Center
- DRES (Disability Resources and Educational Services)
Your Career at Illinois
The LAS Teaching Academy wants faculty to thrive at Illinois. This section contains disparate, yet topical, information on many areas touching faculty development. Scroll down to see what we have to offer on matters such as promotion and tenure, teaching awards and university guidelines.
- Teaching Awards
- Course Specifics at Illinois
- Promotion and Tenure
- Helpful Tips on Constructing Your Teaching Statement
- “Teaching” When you Cancel a Class
Electronic resources at your fingertips! This page provides information on various campus teaching resources and links to centers of excellence, as well as publications and listservs.
- Chronicle of Higher Education
This weekly publication offers news-worthy stories that cover all facets of academia.
- Inside Higher Education
This online resource provides information on “news, opinion and jobs” in the higher education arena.
- The Tomorrows-Professor (SM) Mailing List
Email subscription (free of charge) that centers on faculty development. There are 100 annual messages.
National Information Clearinghouse on Higher Education.
- Journals on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Settings
List of teaching and learning related journals and books within the UIUC community.
- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a policy and research center devoted to teaching and higher education.
- The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL)
Centers of Teaching Excellence
- Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
This site offers a myriad of resources from planning your syllabus to writing letters of recommendation.
- Instructional Development Sites Worldwide (Dalhousie University)
Links to teaching centers worldwide.
- Online University Teaching Centers (University of Kansas)
University of Kansas has an outstanding collection of teaching resources.
- Searle Center for Teaching Excellence (Northwestern University)
Searle lists several bibliographies related to Teaching and Learning, Making Lectures More Interactive, Stimulating and Guiding Student Discussions, and Learning Theory and Student Motivation.
- Faculty Development Services (University of Pittsburgh)
University of Pittsburgh offers excellent teaching and learning resources.