CTL Events

Teaching@IUPUI: Informally Assessing Student Learning

Thursday, February 16 | online via Adobe Connect | 1 2 - 1 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Jennifer Beasley

Assessing student performance is one of the most important and time-consuming tasks of teaching. How can this process be made more effective for students while more efficient for the instructor? This workshop will discuss teaching strategies, including Angelo and Cross’ Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), that can be incorporated into a class to assist faculty with informally assessing student performance while providing students with feedback to facilitate their learning. This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online workshop series, Teaching@IUPUI. Tailored for faculty new to IUPUI, each online workshop serves as a forum to learn new strategies and hone teaching practices. Grounded in current research, these workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies that can make instruction more effective and efficient as well as introduce participants to teaching and learning resources available on campus.

NOTE: The Teaching@IUPUI workshop series is held online using Adobe Connect. You will need working speakers to hear the presenter. It is strongly recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection to participate in this session. Registered participants will receive an email with instructions for viewing and a link to the Adobe Connect meeting room a day or two before the event.

Demystifying Evaluation

Friday, February 17 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Jacqueline Singh

Evaluation can be utterly confusing—and rightly so. There are many lenses from which to view and conduct an evaluation. It’s colored with aspects of research and assessment as well as the tools, designs, and approaches they share. Evaluation is something that needs to be considered, planned, and designed before launching an intervention, as multiple and simultaneous evaluation activities undoubtedly will occur throughout. The knowledge and skills needed to write a clear and cogent evaluation plan are particularly valuable—especially, in a time of increased competition for postsecondary institutions to secure external grant funding.

The purpose of this workshop is to increase participants’ awareness and understanding of practical user-friendly tools and strategies that can be put to use to plan a meaningful evaluation.

This workshop is NOT about developing an end-of-course survey instrument. It is to introduce approaches, tools, strategies, and resources with high utility for front-end evaluation planning of an intervention that you have in mind. The intent is to shift your thinking about evaluation and how to effectively capture evidence of varying levels impact. Real time examples and practical user-friendly resources applicable across disciplines, interventions, project types, varying units of analysis will be shared. Grant seekers and individuals charged with carrying out an evaluation will benefit from this session.

Individuals interested in this workshop may find the companion workshop on Developing Evaluation Questions (February 28, 2012) of interest as well.

Content Delivery Options

Thursday, February 23 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Tom Janke

Participants will explore applications such as Google sites, Softchalk, Oncourse Modules tool and others for delivering instructional content online.

Teaching@IUPUI: Supernatural Portfolios

Thursday, February 23 | online via Adobe Connect | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: John Gosney

Students in a spring 2012 American Studies course that examines our cultural fascination with the supernatural are using the portfolio matrix tool to record their virtual cross-country investigations of supernatural events. Taking advantage of the tool’s ability to facilitate peer and instructor feedback, this webinar will describe the semester-length assignment that also incorporates the use of other Oncourse tools to provide an innovative context for critical thinking and assessment. This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online workshop series, Teaching@IUPUI. Tailored for faculty new to IUPUI, each online workshop serves as a forum to learn new strategies and hone teaching practices. Grounded in current research, these workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies that can make instruction more effective and efficient as well as introduce participants to teaching and learning resources available on campus.

NOTE: The Teaching@IUPUI workshop series is held online using Adobe Connect. You will need working speakers to hear the presenter. It is strongly recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection to participate in this session. Registered participants will receive an email with instructions for viewing and a link to the Adobe Connect meeting room a day or two before the event.

Developing Evaluation Questions

Tuesday, February 28 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Jacqueline Singh

Another key feature for a successful evaluation is to ensure that appropriate questions are correctly framed. How an evaluation question is stated has clear implications for data collection, resources needed to collect data, the analysis necessary to answer the question(s), and conclusions that will be drawn. Poorly stated, or unintended evaluation questions, rarely yield useful answers. Having clarity about your evaluation question(s) puts you in a stronger position to develop a meaningful and sound evaluation plan. But, developing evaluation questions is perhaps one of the most difficult and challenging things for individuals to do. So what’s an investigator to do? In this workshop, you will learn fundamental aspects for developing evaluation questions that impact design to ensure your questions are the “right” ones. To fully benefit from the workshop, you should come with an evaluation interest in mind for a particular intervention. You will engage in an exercise to articulate and systematically examine your initial evaluation questions. You will also have an opportunity to share what you’ve learned and receive feedback from other workshop attendees.

Individuals interested in this workshop may find the workshop on Demystifying Evaluation (February 17, 2012) of benefit as well.

Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence

Friday, March 2 | Campus Center 450 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » | EC Moore Website»

The 2012 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence is scheduled for Friday, March 2 from 8:30am-4pm at the IUPUI Campus Center. The Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence is one of IUPUI's oldest public events, dating from the years of IUPUI's inception. Named in honor of Edward C. Moore, former dean of the faculties, the symposium brings the higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage student learning.

This year’s keynote speaker is Michael Wesch, Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars and associate professor of cultural anthropology, Kansas State University. Wesch, dubbed "the explainer" by Wired magazine, is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he has turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was recently named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic.

He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities. His keynote titled “The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever” will explore how in an age where technology presents us with a variety of opportunity for connection, creativity, collaboration and knowledge creation but in which people feel increasingly disconnected, disempowered, turned out and alienated, faculty can inspire students to harness and leverage the possibility around us.

Bob Bringle, Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies and executive director Center for Service and Learning will provide this year’s plenary presentation. Bringle, recipient of the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, will present his views on how service learning, along with other powerful pedagogies, can improve instruction.

To register visit www.ctl.iupui.edu or contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 317-274-1300

The symposium is co-sponsored by:

Center for Teaching and Learning
IUSM Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Center for Service and Learning
Office of Academic Affairs
Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching
Gateway to Graduation Program
Preparing Future Faculty Program
University Information Technology Services

CTL Partner Events

Call for PRAC Grant Proposals

Submission deadline is Friday, March 2.

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 spring grants is Friday, March 2, 2012.

* The IUPUI Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC) establishes guidelines for comprehensive program review of academic and administrative units and provides guidance for student outcomes assessment throughout the institution. This committee funds grants that promise innovative approaches or improved practice in assessment and/or program review.

Integrating Video Reflection - A Four Part Series

Reflection is an integral part of experiential and service learning pedagogies; however, too often instructors limit their use of reflection to traditional methods (i.e. journaling, directed writings, minute papers, etc). The purpose of this workshop series is to illustrate the value in video-based reflection as an alternative mode to structure reflection, engage a wider variety of learners, as well as, foster the development of reflective practice and documentation of student learning. [more….]

Part 2: Get Ready: Camera Operations, Audio, and Composition
Friday, February 24 | UL 1130 | 9 - 11 a.m.

In this session, we will demonstrate digital video recording devices, how to work with audio files, and how to think about and approach composition (visual and scripting) and give faculty an opportunity to practice recording their own content.

Part 3: Video Editing for Beginners
Friday, March 9 | UL 1125 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Session participants will use the video they created and be guided through the video editing process using the most basic tools as well as programs for more advanced users. Once created, we will provide options for long term storage of the videos as well as how to make them accessible to others. Participants will come away with a video they published to be used as a model for their course and at the Civic Engagement Showcase on April 24 th, 2012 if they choose to share.

Part 4: Video Showcase and Assessing Oral Reflection
Friday, April 13 | BS 2010 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Participants will be invited to share the video they created as a result of their participation in the series of workshops. Then, we will help participants develop an assessment strategy to assess the student learning as evidenced in the videos, which is tied to course objectives. Facilitators will guide participants through a series of questions to help participants integrate video reflection in their course including guidance and develop a realistic timeline for completion to integrate into a syllabus.

BiCCHEC Community-Based Pilot Research Grants for Students

Submission deadline February 15th, 5:00 pm.

The objective of the BiCCHEC community-based pilot research grant for students is to foster and encourage collaborations between IUPUI researchers and community partners and to promote projects that have the potential to develop into larger externally funded research programs or generate scholarly products. Proposed projects must have participation by one (or more) student and a community partner. IUPUI (including IUSM, IUSD and IUSON) graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

See competition guidelines to review detailed criteria: http://www.iusd.iupui.edu/BICCHEC_Site/Student_Projects.aspx

Questions? Contact BiCCHEC’ s program manager. Email: majricha@iupui.edu or call: 317-274-5431

Faculty and Staff: Take Workshops Free this Spring

For the spring 2012 semester, you can register for UITS IT Training workshops at no charge, thanks to a pilot program designed to assess faculty and staff interest in free workshops.

The spring workshop schedule is now online. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible (popular workshops fill quickly) at: http://ittraining.iu.edu

Need a specially scheduled workshop for your department or faculty/staff group of 10 or more? Would you like to have us teach IT skills to your students, so you can concentrate on the bigger picture?
Request sessions at no charge: http://ittraining.iu.edu/request

Note: The multi-day UITS EdCert courses will still be fee-based.

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training office at IUPUI.
Email: ittraining@iupui.edu or call: 317-274-7383

Center for Teaching and Learning

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