CTL Events
  Flipped Classroom Exploratory Discussion

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | UL 1125M | 5 - 6 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.

  First Wednesday Brown Bag: Promoting Academic Integrity

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | UL 1116 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Jennifer Beasley

Faculty play a critical role in creating a climate of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. In this brown bag session participants will discuss strategies they have used to promote academic integrity in learning environments and strategies you can employ to prevent plagiarism and cheating. Bring your lunch. We’ll have coffee and popcorn.

This session is part of the First Wednesday Brown Bag Series, which is designed to provide faculty with a forum to discuss common teaching challenges and to consider constructive, evidence-based solutions to those challenges. Each facilitated session is focused on a particular topic and designed for faculty with all levels of experience.

This series is cosponsored by the Gateway to Graduation Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

  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.

  Managing Your Time as a Graduate Students

Thursday, October 4, 2012 | UL 1126 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Jennifer Beasley| Presenters: Carole Kacius, Sarah Zahl, and Shariq Ahmed Siddiqui

As a graduate student you have competing demands on your time (both personal and professional) with many deadlines and responsibilities. Learning how to manage your time and increase your productivity will provide an incredible benefit to your overall success in graduate school with hopefully less stress. In this panel discussion, graduate advisors and current and former graduate students, will discuss ideas for managing your time. Bring your questions and concerns on how  you can make your graduate life less overwhelming.

This panel discussion is part of the CTL’s Professional Development for Teaching Assistants Program.  Current graduate and professional students, whether or not they have teaching responsibilities, are welcome to attend.

  IUPUI Students, Creators of Electronic Portfolios … Connecting Learning to Their Future

Friday, October 5, 2012 | UL 1125M & Online | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Organizer and Presenter: Debbie Runshe

Michael Yard, IUPUI Anatomy Lecturer, University College Adjunct Faculty, will share information about his students’ use of the electronic Personal Development Plan (ePDP) in his first-year seminar, themed learning community course. Students in IUPUI’s first-year seminar create portfolios called ePDPs that allow them to create meaning and coherence around their college experiences.  Through just a few clicks these ePDPs are turned into a website that allows the student to represent themselves as an emerging professional.

No registration necessary. These webinars will be viewed online, using your own computer, in an Adobe Connect online meeting room: http://connect.iu.edu/ep-iu/. Participants will be able to log in as guests. If you have any questions about the webinar, please feel free to contact Debbie Runshe drunshe@iupui.edu.

  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!

  Introduction to IU ePortfolio Tools

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | UL 1130 | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Presenters: Susan Kahn, Debbie Runshe, Mark Alexander

Thoughtfully used, electronic portfolios can engage students more deeply in learning, encourage them to develop lifelong learning skills, support faculty collaboration around curricula and learning outcomes, and facilitate authentic assessment. In this session, you’ll learn about IUPUI’s ePortfolio initiative and participate in a hands-on demonstration of the ePortfolio environment within Oncourse, including the tools available to create attractive academic/professional web sites.

  Critical Thinking: Identifying Essential Questions

Friday, October 19, 2012 | UL 1126 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino

This is the second 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 final workshop in the series is:

Not All Concepts Are Created Equal: Identifying Fundamental and Powerful Concepts and their Corresponding Vocabulary, Friday, November 16, 10-11:30, UL 1116

  A Discussion of the Degree Profile

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | ES 2132 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Karen Alfrey, Kathy Johnson, Frank Moman, and more

Mapping, Assessing, and Documenting Student Achievement at the Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Levels – A Discussion of the Degree Profile

Facilitators: This session will be co-facilitated by faculty from IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana who are leading the Quality Collaboratives project (Karen Alfrey, Kathy Johnson, Frank Moman, Carol Schuck, Mel Wininger)

The Degree Profile (or ‘Degree Qualifications Profile’) is a new framework for defining and helping to measure the general knowledge and skills that students must master in order to earn degrees at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. IUPUI and Ivy Tech Central Indiana are participants in a national project involving 2 and 4-year institutions from 9 states that is intended to create new assessment frameworks and approaches based on the Degree Profile. This session will invite faculty feedback on the Degree Profile and will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a recently-developed rubric designed to help assess associate-level learning outcomes in the domain of written communication competency. This session is particularly designed to help orient faculty working on curriculum committees associated with the developing Statewide Transferable General Education Core to associate degree competencies.

This session will be repeated on November 2, 2012, 12 - 1:30 p.m. in IT 121.

CTL Partner Events
 

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.

Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: 317-274-1300
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