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Online Teaching Academy aids instructional development and enhances education

As the landscape of college teaching changes and grows, instructors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pioneering creative pedagogical approaches to foster transformative learning experiences. The Online Teaching Academy was created in the summer of 2020 to assist faculty, instructors and teaching assistants transition to online teaching while becoming familiar with tools and techniques… Continue Reading

Student learning experiences continue to soar despite COVID-19 pandemic

For over 150 years, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has fostered educational experiences and pioneered innovations with one very clear and simple goal: To change the world for the better. The university continues to provide opportunities and experiences to deliver on our educational goals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Growing student enrollment The University of Illinois… Continue Reading

Student Success Initiative aims to further improve undergraduate success

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the university is providing world-class student experiences, Illinois launched the Student Success Initiative. The university-wide initiative aims to better understand the factors that lead to undergraduate student success, which include retention, graduation rates, placement, degree-completion time, and other outcomes and experiences. This initiative is also a critical step… Continue Reading

Class of 2022 Shows Record-Setting Numbers

With the biggest applicant pool yet, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s freshman class contains record numbers of students from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students—as well as representing a 10-year high of Illinois residents. Among the 10 biggest freshman classes in the country, the newest Illini include 22.2 percent who come from underrepresented backgrounds… Continue Reading

Improved Classrooms Promote Collaboration and Learning

Learning is an active and collaborative process best accomplished in classrooms that promote discussion and interaction between students and faculty. Thanks to the iFLEX classroom initiative, or Illinois Flexible Learning Experience, close to 300 faculty and 7,000 Illinois students have experienced the newest classrooms on campus. Designed to encourage student-centered learning and collaboration, iFLEX classrooms… Continue Reading