Upcoming Events

Delivering Engaging Lectures with Clickers

Thursday, March 8 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Presenters: Erich Bauer & Jennifer Beasley

Research indicates that students perform better when they are actively engaged in the classroom. This workshop will describe how to employ Student Response Systems (SRS) such as clickers that not only promote active learning but help instructors gain critical feedback about student learning. In this informative session, participants will be introduced to Turning Technologies and TurningPoint, the student response system supported by Indiana University.

During this hands-on session participants will have the opportunity to work within the SRS software, including building basic slides, facilitating presentations, generating reports, and incorporating best practices.

Spring Break Online Teaching Workshops

Are you going to be in town for Spring Break? The Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering workshop options that week that you won’t want to miss. These workshops are geared toward faculty interested in or new to teaching online. See below for details.


Online Teaching Fundamentals

Tuesday, March 13 | UL 1126 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Register » | Presenters: Tom Janke and Barbara Albee


Adobe Presenter

Wednesday, March 14 | UL 1130 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Erich Bauer


Web Content Delivery

Wednesday, March 14 | UL 1130 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Presenters: Tom Janke and Brian Krohn


Learning Activities

Thursday, March 15 | UL 1130 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Lorie Shuck


Web Conferencing

Thursday, March 15 | UL 1126 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Randy Newbrough

Brian Coppola visiting IUPUI next month

Dr. Brian P. Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. degree in 1978 from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984. Moving to Ann Arbor in 1986, he joined an active group of faculty in the design and implementation of a revised undergraduate chemistry curriculum. His recent publications range from mechanistic organic chemistry research in 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions to educational philosophy, practice and assessment.

Dr. Coppola was selected as part of the first group of Carnegie Scholars affiliated with TheCarnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's CASTL program (Carnegie Academy on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning). In 1999, Dr. Coppola received the Amoco Foundation Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; and in 2002 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2003, he received the Kendall-Hunt Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award from the Society for College Science Teachers. In 2004 he was named the State of Michigan Professor of the Year in the CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year program; in 2006, he received the American Chemical Society’s James Flack Norris Award for work that has impacted the field of chemistry education. In 2009, he was selected as the CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year (for doctoral institutions).

He is a member of the editorial boards of The Chemical Educator, The International Journal of Science Education, the Journal of Science Education and Technology, and the Journal of Chemical Education. He is an Associate Editor for The Journal for Research in Science Teaching, and he is the editor in chief of The Hexagon, the quarterly publication of Alpha Chi Sigma, the professional chemistry fraternity.

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Tuesday, April 17 | UL 1126 | 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Brian Coppola

A statement of teaching philosophy is a discipline-centered argument about one’s instructional practices. As with any other professional argumentation, the essay ought to have a thesis (or claim), and a coherent text that focuses on providing evidence that warrants the claim. In this workshop, participants will prepare an outline for their personal teaching statement. In preparation, participants should think about one sentence: a global statement about student learning that represents your most significant instructional goal.


Discipline-Centered Instructional Development and Educational Assessment

Wednesday, April 18 | UL 1126 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Brian Coppola

On the first day of their new positions as professors, individuals have been incredibly well prepared to carry out a narrow range of activities, namely, how to design, implement, and assess discovery research. Ever since the publication of “Scholarship Reconsidered,” in 1990, the Academy has been wrestling with how (comparably incredibly) underprepared new faculty members are for the breadth of their responsibilities. As an advisor to departments and individuals who were thinking about pursuing faculty lines in discipline-centered education, I settled on a “top ten” list of the recurring questions that came up in these discussions.

In the first part of this session, I will use this “top ten” list as the basis for a presentation/discussion. In the second part of this session, I will guide participants through an exercise in designing educational evaluation for an instructional outcome from their own teaching. In preparation, participants should think about a tangible outcome or artifact from student learning in one of their classes, such as a paper, proposal, or project, along with the instructional goal the instructor has in mind for what is accomplished in this task.

CTL Partner Events

How-to Create Digital Stories

Friday, March 16 | UL 1125M | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Kristin Norris & Tom Janke

The purpose of this session is to guide you through how to create a Digital Story from start to finish using free online software. Session participants should have a general understanding of what Digital Stories are so that we can focus on the technical aspects of what makes for a good digital story, guide you to resources and materials freely available, and assist in the production process.

If possible, please bring a laptop, some photos (3-5), an MP3 of your favorite song (optional), and headsets with a built in microphone (if you have access to them). We will do our best to supply whatever you do not have.

Center for Teaching and Learning

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