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TALK Center

Provides faculty resources and support to develop teaching techniques, explore innovative teaching methods, evaluate student skills, design learning spaces, and use technology effectively.

TALK (Teach, Assess, Learn, & Know) Center Resources

TALK Center Room Reservations

Complete this form to reserve the Recording Studio or TALK Center Conference Room. Please review the description of each space before making a reservation. To reserve the Visiting Faculty Office, please e-mail Deanna Cowens at ddowens@uic.edu. 

TALK Center Room Reservations Form

Recording Studio (AOB B14G)

Reserve this studio space for recording, creating eLearning, and editing video to supplement your course materials.

Examples for what you can record:

  •   Demonstrations and examples of concepts
  •   Experiments
  •   Role-playing scenarios
  •   Short supplemental lectures
  •   Interviews of professionals, patients (with permission/HIPPA compliant), or others in the field
  •   Solving problems or how to use formulas

Conference Room (AOB B14E)

Reserve this room for the following functions:

  • Practice teaching techniques in a low-stakes environment
  • Host faculty peer-to-peer discussions about teaching and learning
  • Test equipment and technology for classroom purposes
  • Coordinate student and faculty meetings for feedback on teaching and learning
  • Host international program connections

Equipment Reservation

Check-out the following equipment to create and/or integrate instructional resources in your classroom. Contact talkcenter@uic.edu. 

  • Microsoft Surface 
  • iPad
  • USB Yeti Microphone 
  • Microsoft Webcamera
  • Canon Videocamera 
  • Tripod

TALK Sandbox Lab

First come, first serve. Two computers are available to faculty at the front of the space for developing online course material, requesting Blackboard assistance, working in a quiet space, and testing new programs. Please feel free to come, explore, just work, and ask for assistance when needed. To make sure someone is available if you need help, make an appointment through talkcenter@uic.edu.

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