CTL Lecture Series with IUB Provost Lauren K. Robel - Tuesday, April 9

IUB Provost Lauren K. Robel to speak Tuesday, April 9

Click here to register for this lecture

In partnership with the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the IUPUI Office for Women, this year's CTL Lecture Series speaker is Professor, Provost and Executive Vice President of Indiana University, Bloomington, Lauren K. Robel.  As a past president of the Association of American Law Schools, Provost Robel will speak in part about the pedagogical challenges and teaching practices law schools face.  A reception will precede the lecture from 5:30 - 6 p.m., the lecture is 6 - 7:30 p.m. There will be time for a question and answer session.

EC Moore Symposium - April 4

E.C. Moore Symposium

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | Campus Center 405 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Sarah Lang | Presenters: Jose Antonio Bowen (Keynote) and select IUPUI faculty.

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 Indiana higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage student learning. Visit event webpage.

This year's keynote speaker is Jose Antonio Bowen, Algur H Meadows Chair and Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and author of the book Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning.

Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grants in Support of IU Online

Request for Proposals

The IU Office of Online Education will fund Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grants (SF-CEG) in Support of IU Online. The purpose of the grant initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to develop online courses or programs designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. A particular priority is for proposals emphasizing graduate and professional level offerings. Proposal submission deadline is April 12, 2013. Click here for the guidelines and application.

CTL Events

Mid-Semester Associate Faculty Forum

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | UL 1125 | 5:15 - 8 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Jennifer Beasley | Presenters: CTL Consultants

Join us for our first Mid-semester Associate Faculty Forum! We welcome faculty with part-time appointments to join us for an evening of discovery, reflection, and learning. The evening’s interactive sessions will cover a variety of teaching topics, and you will find something new, exciting, and useful. The evening will begin with a discussion on evidence based teaching. Individual session topics will include: engaging students in the classroom, facilitating discussions, and library resources at IUPUI.

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating an Effective Course Syllabus

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Sarah Lang 

We are familiar with the basics needed in a classroom: a syllabus, a schedule, ice-breakers, etc. But how do faculty actually create syllabi that are effective and successful in enhancing learning? What are the items that faculty need to include in a syllabus to help prevent problems later in the semester? This session will answer those questions and provide resources and language to include in your syllabus.

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.

Evidence-based Teaching: Principles and Practices 

Monday, March 25, 2013 | UL 0110 | 1 - 4 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino

In this half-day workshop, participants will learn how to apply research on learning to their practice of teaching. Principles include how students' learning is affected by their prior knowledge, how they organize information, their motivation, how they develop mastery, and how they monitor their learning. Through presentation, examples, discussion, and application, participants will incorporate each principle into their courses. Please bring course materials (e.g., syllabus, assignments, assessments). You will leave this workshop a more informed, purposeful, and effective teacher.

Google Docs and Collaboration: Introduction

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This workshop is designed for novice Google Docs users.Google Docs will be introduced and examples of collaborative activities with Google Docs will be demonstrated, time-permitting. Google docs is a suite of web-based applications that facilitate group work easily. Google Docs includes a spreadsheet and word processing application and others.

Teaching@IUPUI: Writing Learning Outcomes

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Sarah Lang

Well-articulated learning outcomes are helpful for planning a course and individual lessons, as well as communicating your expectations to your students.  In this session, you will become familiar with tools for developing course goals and learning objectives, and practice constructing both.

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.

First Wednesday Brown Bag: Engaging and Motivating Learners

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 |UL 1116 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino

Have you observed learners dozing off, distracting themselves with technology, avoiding answering questions, missing class, reading outside material or exhibiting other signs of disengagement or inattention? Whether you are dealing with these challenges now or have in your past, we invite you to share your questions, insights, and experiences and work together to formulate strategies to promote student engagement. Bring your lunch; we’ll have coffee and popcorn.

Partner Events

CourseNetworking CN (Beta): Academic Social Networking in Oncourse

Friday, March 22, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 1 p.m. | Organizer and Presenter: Debbie Runshe

Faculty at Indiana University are incorporating social pedagogies into their teaching practices through the use of CourseNetworking (CN [Beta]). Attendees will learn how to use CN tools as a complement to Oncourse and how to expand the learning environment beyond the traditional boundaries. Presenters from the IUPUI CyberLab will discuss the functionality of CN and faculty support structures in place, take questions, and show examples of how faculty are using CN for academic networking and MOOCs. No registration necessary. The webinar can be viewed online, using your own computer, in the Adobe Connect online meeting room: http://connect.iu.edu/iupui-cyberlab/. Participants will be able to log in as guests. If you have any questions about the webinar or would like additional instructions for preparing for and participating in the workshop, please feel free to contact Debbie Runshe drunshe@iupui.edu.

Third Annual Critical Thinking Symposium with speaker Stephen Brookfield

May 6-7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | To register»

The purpose of this event is to foster critical thinking in higher education courses. This two day workshop has something for the new or seasoned faculty interested in critical thinking. Sponsored by Gateway to Graduation, the Center for Service and Learning, and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Nanotechnology Discovery Summer Camp for High School Students

Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2013 | For more information»

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) Summer Camp is a week-long day camp (June 10-14, 2013, or June 24-28, 2013) that provides a unique opportunity for high-school students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology on the IUPUI campus. Nanotechnology concerns the control of matter in the nanometer scale: one nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. This cutting-edge field is becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines. The camp fee ($295) covers all camp materials and supplies, and includes daily lunch and the cost of one IUPUI course credit. Need-based scholarships may be available; housing and transportation not available. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2013.

Participating high-school students will work with world-renowned faculty mentors to: Discover innovative technologies, gain hands-on laboratory experience, engage in research and learning activities and earn one college-credit hour.


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