Departmental or Group Offerings from CITL

CITL is happy to provide any of the following programs to interested groups on campus. We can offer these programs in-person (at Fernald or at a location of your choice ), virtually, or hybrid. Additionally, we can shape them to fit your schedule and interest – as single workshops of varying duration or as several chained together into a series. We ask that a minimum of five committed participants, and time for preparation. If you are interested, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Along with single workshops, considering bringing one of our more in-depth programs to your department or group.

Course Design Institute – Held every August and January, this three day intensive establishes fundamental practices in course design principles with a focus on UMaine’s students and resources. Let us bring this to your team.

Communities of Practice – Each semester, CITL offers a variety of timely or requested learning communities to allow for ongoing exploration of specific topics, practices, or current trends in teaching and learning. We have adapted many of these for department-specific needs.

Reading Groups – Pick a book on teaching and learning from our existing list of past reading groups, or based recommend your own based on your needs and interest.

Building an Inclusive Syllabus

Creating a Gender Inclusive Classroom

Trauma-Informed Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Anti-Racist Teaching

Student-Centered/Active Learning

Transparent Teaching

Bias in the Classroom

Universal Design for Learning and Creating Accessible Courses

Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms

Teach Student How to Learn

Cultivating Curiosity in the Classroom

Course-Based Research Experiences

Creating Relevant Learning Experiences

Using iClickers to Promote Engagement

Why is Group Work So Hard?

Structuring Groups, Group Projects, and Expectations

Group Formation and Student Accountability: Group Norms, Contracts & Evaluations

Assessing Group Work

Equitable and Inclusive Group Work

Equitable Grading Practices


Self and Peer Assessments

Designing and Aligning Assessments

Designing and Using Rubrics*


*Indicates a partner program with the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Backwards Design

Gathering and using Student Feedback in Teaching

Small Teaching: Small Changes with Big Impacts

Using the Science of Learning for Student Success

Fundamentals of Online Teaching

Creating Community in Your Classroom

Creating a Teaching Philosophy

Documenting your Teaching Effectiveness

Maximizing your Student Evaluations of Teaching*

*Indicates a partner program with the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

CITL Program Request Form

For groups or departments requesting tailored programs from CITL.

Please give a short description, or copy and paste from above, the workshops or programs of interest.