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Mapping a path through graduate education at Illinois

The Graduate College at Illinois has created and implemented a new approach to graduate student orientation, called GradMAP. GradMAP reimagines the very idea of orientation, offering a suite of resources that provide new graduate students with comprehensive first-year experience in the form of webpages, newsletters, videos, handouts, and a set of Canvas modules. The impact of… Continue Reading

Illinois designated a First Scholars institution

In August of 2022, The University of Illinois announced its designation as a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Suder Foundation. In April of 2023, Illinois became the first institution in the state to achieve the center’s First Scholars institutional… Continue Reading

Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative promotes success for neuro-divergent students

The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is expecting its second class of students for the 2023 fall semester. INI promotes neuro-divergent students’ success at college and in the workplace by offering a variety of supports and services. The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative supports students with conditions in which the brain functions, learns,… Continue Reading

Siebel Center for Design, Campus Instructional Facility opens doors for exploration and learning

Fall 2021 saw the grand opening of two highly anticipated projects at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: the Siebel Center for Design and the Campus Instructional Facility. Both of these state-of-the-art learning spaces feature enhanced teaching technologies and provide an environment where students and faculty alike are encouraged to innovate, create, and explore. Siebel Center… Continue Reading

X+Data Science programs support interdisciplinary learning

A new, innovative family of undergraduate degree programs is preparing Illinois students to lead the future of digital transformation. X + Data Science degrees, known as X + DS, combines Data Science with other disciplines to provide a new pathway to foster education and extract knowledge. The X + Data Science degree programs at Illinois… Continue Reading

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