We rely on national and local standards and statements to guide, improve, and assess our practice as teaching librarians.
This University of Illinois document helps new librarians orient themselves to information literacy practices and resources.
The Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a campus-wide service unit responsible for assisting faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction.
Administers the Provost's Initiative on Teaching Advancement, the Travel Grant program, grants for teaching and curricula workshops, the campus instructional awards program, and the Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Program. The board also supports college-based professional development programs on teaching effectiveness.
"The Illinois Online Network (ION) is a collaboration of thirty-one community colleges and the University of Illinois working together to advance utilization of Internet-based instruction and service throughout the state of Illinois." Their ION Resources page has links to such information as an overview of online learning, instructional design for online course development, web design for online courses, evaluation of online courses, and tutorials for programs used to create online course content.
Ideas on active learning and collaborative learning that you can use in your classes.
"Institutional assessment efforts should not be concerned about valuing what can be measured, but instead about measuring what is valued." -A. W. Astin
How to write learning outcomes.
The User Education Committee is the hub of the information literacy community at the University of Illinois library.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Coordinator of Information Literacy Services and Instruction, is available for consulting on instructional matters. Contact her at (217) 333-1323 or by email.