Happening Now

Check here regularly to see what is happening now within the LDL program and in the weeks to come.

Note that some events may not apply to everyone. Refer to your course pages for course-specific deadlines.

View the University’s academic calendar for add/drop deadlines and other important dates. These details are not repeated on the calendar below.

Library and Thesis Office Calendars

Refer to the following calendars for other important dates and deadlines or supplementary events

Save the Date: September 26-28, 2024

LDL Connects: An In-person gathering for College of Education online and on-campus graduate students

LDL Program Calendar

February 2024

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DateEvents and Zoom Details
February 19thMonday Sessions – Week 6
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses (EPOL 581, EPOL 490, EPSY 408, and EPSY 560)
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising Session
February 26thMonday Sessions – Week 7
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses (EPOL 581, EPOL 490, EPSY 408, and EPSY 560)
NO EDS GROUP ADVISING SESSION
February 29thIn-Person Poster Session: 15TH ANNUAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
The College of Education Graduate Student Conference Committee in collaboration with Siebel Center for Design and the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education are excited to present the 15th Annual College of Education Graduate Student Conference (EdGSC 24).  The Committee is now accepting conference proposals. 

This year’s event will be held under the theme “Designing Futures: Education as Innovation and Interdisciplinarity.” The main conference is scheduled for March 1, 2024, at the College of Education in Champaign, Illinois, and offers an option for virtual participation. A pre-conference Poster Session (in-person only) will be held on February 29, 2024, at the Siebel Center for Design. 
Please contact gsc@education.illinois.edu if you have any questions.
March 2024

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DateEvents and Zoom Details
March 1stIn-Person and Virtual Options: 15TH ANNUAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
The College of Education Graduate Student Conference Committee in collaboration with Siebel Center for Design and the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education are excited to present the 15th Annual College of Education Graduate Student Conference (EdGSC 24).  The Committee is now accepting conference proposals. 

This year’s event will be held under the theme “Designing Futures: Education as Innovation and Interdisciplinarity.” The main conference is scheduled for March 1, 2024, at the College of Education in Champaign, Illinois, and offers an option for virtual participation. A pre-conference Poster Session (in-person only) will be held on February 29, 2024, at the Siebel Center for Design. 
Please contact gsc@education.illinois.edu if you have any questions.
March 4th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
Final Defense Peer Presentations
1. Anna Len: Brightspace Learning Management System’s Impact on Physical Therapy Students’ Perception and Performance Within Clinical Sciences Coursework
2. Chris Hughes: The Lecture in the Age of Digital Reproduction: A Convergent Mixed-Methods Study
March 4thMonday Sessions – Week 8
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses (EPOL 581, EPOL 490, EPSY 408, and EPSY 560)
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising Session
March 5th
10:30 a.m. CT
Final Defense Committee Presentation
Anna Len: Brightspace Learning Management System’s Impact on Physical Therapy Students’ Perception and Performance Within Clinical Sciences Coursework
March 11th Start of the New Term
Our first live class starts March 11th, but you should begin participating in the course no later than January 11th in order to stay on schedule for the term.

View the University’s academic calendar for add/drop deadlines and other important dates.
March 11thWeek 1
NO SYNCRONOUS SESSIONS – SPRING BREAK
March 18thMonday Sessions – Week 2
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses (EPOL 581, EPOL 490, EPSY 408, and EPSY 560)
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising Session (Focus: Evidence-based Writing – for both literature reviews and your own results/findings)
March 19th
9 to 10 a.m. CT
EDS Group Advising Session
Zoom Details: EDS Group Advising Session
March 25thMonday Sessions – Week 3
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT: LDL Course Office Hours
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT: Regular LDL Courses (EPOL 581, EPOL 490, EPSY 408, and EPSY 560)
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT: EDS Group Advising Session (Focus: Methodology exploration)
March 26th
9 to 10 a.m. CT
EDS Group Advising Session
Zoom Details: EDS Group Advising Session
March 26th
10 to 11 a.m. CT
Final Defense Committee Presentation
Chris Hughes: The Lecture in the Age of Digital Reproduction: A Convergent Mixed-Methods Study

Term Start and End Dates

TermStart DateEnd Date
Spring A 2024January 17, 2024March 8, 2024
Spring Break 2024March 9, 2024March 17, 2024
Spring B 2023March 20, 2023May 5, 2023
Summer A 2024May 13, 2024June 23, 2024
Summer B 2024June 24, 2024August 1, 2024
Fall A 2023August 19, 2024October 11, 2024
Fall B 2023October 14, 2024December 4, 2024