Critical Thinking: Getting Started in the Classroom
Friday, September 21, 2012 | Campus Center 264 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino
Critical Thinking Workshop Series: Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Teaching
Workshop I. Jump into the Deep End: Getting Started in the Classroom
This is the first of three workshops designed to encourage and support faculty as they experiment with activities and assignments that teach students to think critically about the content of a course using discipline-specific logic. The workshops are based on Gerald Nosich’s approach as described in his book Learning to Think Things Through (4th Ed., Pearson, 2012), which uses the Paul-Elder model of critical thinking as a foundation. Many faculty at IUPUI have attended Dr. Nosich’s workshops (sponsored by the Gateway to Graduation program), and have begun to incorporate the model in their courses. Others who are unfamiliar with this approach can access it via an interactive learning tool. Familiarity with Dr. Nosich’s book would prepare workshop participants to get the most out of this series. All are welcome. Bring course materials, e.g., syllabus and a few course assignments/activities.
The second and third workshops in the series are:
Workshop II. What Would a Student Ask? Identifying Essential Questions, Friday, October 19, 10-11:30, UL 1126
Workshop III. Not All Concepts Are Created Equal: Identifying Fundamental and Powerful Concepts and their Corresponding Vocabulary, Friday, November 16, 10-11:30, UL 1116
Flipped Classroom Exploratory Discussion
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Tom Janke and Terri Tarr | Presenters: Pratibha Varma-Nelson and Lisa Contino
Have you been hearing about flipped classrooms and wondering what they are? Are you thinking this is just another educational fad? Are you intrigued enough to consider flipping all or part of your course? Active learning and new learning technologies can be combined to change the way we design learning environments. One such learning model is the flipped classroom, which shifts the responsibility for learning and alters the roles of student and teacher. Join us for a faculty discussion to explore the purposes, principles, and elements of a flipped classroom.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will be forming a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) of IUPUI and IUPU Columbus scholars interested in experimenting with various forms and degrees of “flipping” and assessing the impact on student learning and attitudes. CTL will offer assistance in designing assessments of student learning. Applications for the FLC will be distributed at the workshop, and will also be available on the CTL website after the workshop.
This workshop will be repeated on Tuesday, October 2, from 5 - 6 p.m.
Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Symposium
Thursday, September 27, 2012 | University Library Lilly Auditorium | 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont
Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2011 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2012 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address on Teaching is Not Learning by Jean-luc Doumont, poster presentations by the 2011 CEG recipients, and a reception.
The purpose of the CEG initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2011 awardees and their projects, go to http://ctl.iupui.edu/programs/CEG.asp
Welcome and Keynote: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Reception and Poster Session: 4 - 5 p.m.
Keynote Address -" Teaching is Not Learning"
Speaker: Jean-luc Doumont
Description: Many of us who teach students often feel they have done their job when they have “covered all material”: as lecturers, when they have said everything once; as TAs, when they have provided a solution to all the assigned exercises. But have students learned? In fact, have we done anything that a good book or video sequence could not have done in our place? Observing that “teaching is not learning,” the lecture will show the limitations of traditional approaches, establish the potential value added by an instructor, and provide strategies that will help students learn.
About the keynote speaker: An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Dr. Doumont is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities. For additional information, visit his website.
Making the Most of Your Presentation
Friday, September 28, 2012 | Campus Center Theater (Lower Level) | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont
Strong oral presentation skills are a key to success for engineers, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively, sometimes haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. Based on Dr. Doumont's book Trees, maps, and theorems about “effective communication for rational minds,” this lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations. Among others, it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.
About the speaker: An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Dr Doumont is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities. For additional information, visit his website.
This event is cosponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the IU School of Medicine.
NSF Proposal Writing Workshop: Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) programs
Thursday, October 4, 2012 | UL 1126 | 9 - 11 a.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Joan Prival and Bill Grisham, NSF
Participants will learn how to prepare competitive proposals for the National Science Foundation's education programs. The workshop will include an overview of the DUE programs in the first hour. The second hour will include a discussion of various components of a TUES proposal, a discussion of common strengths and weaknesses from an analysis of previously submitted TUES proposals, and proposal writing tips.
Topics will include a discussion of evaluation and broader impacts in the context of the TUES program. Participants will be involved in a series of interactive exercises in which they first reflect on their own understanding of the issue, then share these ideas in a small local group and again with the entire group. Through this process, participants should develop a better understanding of what makes a proposal competitive.
CourseNetworking Brownbag Sessions
Friday, October 5, 2012 | UL 1125M & Online | 12 - 1 p.m.
Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Ali Jafari and Sarah Zike
Register for the F2F session | Register for the virtual session
CourseNetworking (theCN.com) will be offering a casual brown bag discussion for faculty members on October 5, 2012 from noon to 1 p.m. in University Library, 1125 as well as via Adobe Connect.
In this session, faculty members will be encouraged to share their experiences and best practices using theCN.com, propose ideas for refinement of the site, and engage in open conversation with one another about strategies for using the site in teaching and learning.
The session will serve not only as a means for faculty to gain further ideas and understanding of the tool, but for the CN team to learn about what faculty members would like to see in future updates of the site. Please join us with your lunch and with ideas on October 5th!
Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC) Grants
Due By: Friday, October 12, 2012
For more information»
The Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC)* invites individuals or groups to submit proposals for initiatives that support:
• the continued development of school/department assessment plans that focus on enhancing student learning and/or
• assessment of program effectiveness in connection with preparing the self-study for program review.
We are especially interested in strategies that are consistent with IUPUI's Principles of Undergraduate Learning and that integrate assessment of generic knowledge and skills with assessment in the major. Budgets for the proposed work should not exceed $2500. Please contact a PRAC member in your school for consultation in the proposal development process.
For complete proposal guidelines see http://www.planning.iupui.edu/45.html. The deadline for fall grants is Friday, October 12, 2012.
17th Annual FACET Associate Faculty and Lecturers' Conference
Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10, 2012 | Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
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Associate faculty and lecturers mark your calendars for the 17th Annual FACET Associate and Lecturers’ Conference. The state-wide conference sponsored by the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) is designed specifically for associate faculty and lecturers to connect you to teaching resources and pedagogy. Speakers from across Indiana will share their teaching strategies, techniques and tips. A variety of workshops and discussion forums will offer practical strategies and give faculty a chance to exchange their best practices with each other.
This is a free event however, c onference participation is limited . If interested in attending please complete the 2012 Nomination Form for IUPUI Faculty located at: http://ctl.iupui.edu/common/uploads/library/CTL/CTL960330.docx and return it to your IUPUI campus contact, Jennifer Beasley, IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, UL 1125, IUPUI.For additional information or questions regarding registration contact Jennifer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-278-9694