Workshops provide faculty with the opportunities to learn about teaching strategies, instructional
innovations and approaches. Workshops, which generally involve faculty participation,
range from one to three hours. Workshops are usually held in the morning or early afternoon. Workshops are designed and facilitated by faculty.
Teaching teas are informal opportunities to share in open discussion with colleagues regarding various instructional topics. Teaching Teas are generally one hour in length, and may be held in the morning or afternoon. Teaching Teas are facilitated by ELTI staff or by faculty colleagues. Coffee and tea are provided.
Brown Bags are informal lunch hour discussions which provide an opportunity to share thoughts regarding practice. Brown Bags may be facilitated by ELTI staff or by interested faculty under the umbrella of ELTI. Participants furnish their own lunches.
Boutique workshops are specifically tailored for the needs of a particular department or group. They may vary in length and degree of participant involvement as agreed upon in consultation with ELTI staff. Contact ELTI to arrange a Boutique Workshop for your group.
Peer Consultants are trained support colleagues who engage in a full range of consultation services as related to teaching, instruction, classroom assessment practices, and the scholarship of teaching. Peer Consultant activities include classroom observations, conducting focus groups, reviewing teaching evaluations, reviewing the syllabus, and counseling faculty colleagues in a supportive, confidential and nonjudgmental manner. Peer consultants work only when requested by colleagues and consultation is confidential. Peer
Teaching Squares, which is generally held each semester, provides groups of four faculty the opportunity to learn about teaching by observing each other's
classes. Teaching squares is a nonevaluative process of shared reflection on teaching and learning.
Classroom Instructional Research Program
Classroom Instructional Research Program is designed to promote critical inquiry into teaching and learning. Participants
will develop an evidenced-based classroom research project related to their teaching either by creating,
or modifying a course, or addressing an instructional or assessment problem. Participants attend
four faculty workshops, monthly peer group meetings and share their projects at a dinner workshop.
CIRP involves a two semester commitment. Interested faculty will submit a tentative project proposal as part of the application process.
ELTI brings nationally renowned speakers to campus to share their ideas regarding current topics and strategies in higher education. See calendar for details.
ELTI is constantly engaged in assessing the need for instructional support programming at SIUE. Assessment is comprehensive involving a full range of tools: surveys, formal and informal interviews, and program evaluation data. Contact ELTI for more information.
ELTI provides a small lending library located in the Provost's Conference Room as well as a list of internet resources on college teaching and learning.