Featured Instructors: 

Alison Bianchi, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and director for the Center for the Study of Group Processes


Help all students engage in deeper learning through thoughtful facilitation of group work.


  • Empowers and motivates students
  • Encourages deep exploration of complex course concepts
  • Increases social awareness and collaboration skills 


Professor Alison Bianchi, an expert in structural social psychology and Director of the UI Center for the Study of Group Processes, explains the research-based strategies she uses to set up high-functioning groups that help all students to learn at their highest potential.