Resources to Support Our Return to Campus

We’re returning to campus this fall, but, given all that we’ll be bringing with us from the pandemic experience, this semester won’t be business as usual. We’ve gathered resources on the new "Return to Campus" section of this website to help you get ready, all grounded in research-based practices and the insights of our own faculty.


Resources to Support Racial Justice Conversations

The ongoing fact of racial injustice and the urgent need to end it weigh heavily on many of us. Our students are as politically active on this issue as they've ever been. As a result, racial justice may—and probably should—come up in our class conversations. Consider using CNDLS resources on difficult discussions to help engage the issues and the experience as productively as possible.

New episode on Anti Racist Pedagogy in Practice

Planning Ahead

Whether you are looking for ways to make sure that the workload is appropriate, maintain rigor, and be responsive to student feedback, we’ve offered a collection of resources on that front here.

Securing Exams Online >>
Strategies for Course Design >>
Estimate Student Workload >>
Learn more about the ITA program >>


What We Are Learning About Learning

Visit Digital Learning Days for a schedule and descriptions of sessions designed to support you as you prepare your courses for the spring semester.

Preparing for a new semester always requires ideas and lots of planning, and that’s truer than ever this semester. This site provides information on training opportunities, guides, tools, templates, webinars, and pedagogical considerations to help you in the transition. Get started with the options below or in the menu bar above, or by using the search bar in the upper right of the screen.

CNDLS Office Hours

CNDLS provides virtual office hours for support with teaching practices and tools. Summer office hours are available Monday – Thursday between the hours of 10 am – 3 pm by clicking the button below.  At other times, please email, and a member of our team will get back to you the same day during business hours. For information on office hours offered by CETS, UIS, and other partners, please click here.

Tip of the Week

Planning your fall classes? Explore our guide for faculty, which outlines some of the things you might want to think about as we return to in-person teaching.

CNDLS Calendar

Visit the CNDLS calendar to learn about upcoming programs and workshops.