Grant opportunity

Learning Environment Grants RFP now available

Proposals Due Friday, November 15, 2013 | Click here»

Through the awarding of small grants, the Learning Environments Grant (LEG) supports the creation of innovative, engaging formal and informal learning environments that meet the needs of both faculty and students. The committee meets throughout the academic year to make funding decisions and is composed of faculty and staff from all relevant units of the university.

Get ready for a new year with the CTL

New Faculty Welcome

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | Campus Center 450 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Planning Committee Co-Chairs Gail Williamson, Academic Affairs and Terri Tarr, Center for Teaching and Learning

An event designed specifically for you, the New Faculty Welcome, affords new faculty members the opportunity to hear from Chancellor Charles Bantz, Executive Vice Chancellor Nasser Paydar, and others as they share with you their hopes as you embark on your career at IUPUI.

Associate Faculty Fall Forum

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | University Library 1125 | 4 - 8 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Lisa Contino and Presenters: CTL Staff

If you are a part-time faculty member, whether new or returning, you are invited to attend this special event designed to support you in your teaching role at IUPUI. Get ready for the next semester, meet other associate faculty, and participate in the following interactive sessions:

  • Teaching with Oncourse
  • Using Classroom Technology
  • Designing an Effective Course Syllabus, and
  • Teaching a Course You Did Not Design

ETTA Fall Conference

Friday, August 16, 2013 | Hine Hall 132 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Mariah Judd and Presenters: CTL Staff

Educational Training for Teaching Assistants (ETTA) is a program centered on the training and development of graduate students in the area of teaching. Teaching assistants with training exhibit a significantly higher level of self-efficacy than those with no training (Prieto and Altmaier, 1994), as well as being more confident, comfortable in front of students and overall more effective in the classroom. ETTA is designed to meet the needs of teaching assistants (TAs) by providing basic and advanced learning opportunities on topics relevant to their role in the classroom.

The ETTA Fall Conference is the keystone event for the ETTA Program and will set the stage for attendees to improve their effectiveness in the classroom and place them on a path to becoming exceptional instructors. The Conference will be an all-day event with a combination of session formats including interactive workshops, group work, experiential learning and even games. Lunch and snacks will be provided. After attending the conference, attendees will be equipped with tools, tips and techniques to be more effective teachers in the classroom as well as know how to find recourses on campus and how to utilize the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Graduate Office to enhance their teaching throughout the semester.

CTL Events

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating a Syllabus

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mariah Judd

Do your students ever ask you why they have to know something, when the next exam is, or what the course is going to cover? Creating an informational, effective, and personalized syllabus will alleviate those frequent questions and help set the tone of your course. This 30-minute online mini-workshop will cover syllabus content, flow, and presentation, with time for questions and discussion.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops will be short (usually 30 minutes), with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions.

Teaching@IUPUI: Planning the First Day of Class

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr

Have you ever struggled with what to do on the first day of class? You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make it count. It’s an opportunity to set learners’ expectations and establish a feeling of community. This 30-minute online mini-workshop will focus on ideas and activities you can use to get your course off to a great start.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops will be short (usually 30 minutes), with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions.

Teaching@IUPUI: Planning a Class Session

Friday, August 9, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino

How do you determine the best use of class time? Whether you have 50 minutes or three hours, carefully planning the structure and organization of your class session can enhance the learning experience. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop, you will learn how to plan an effective class session.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops will be short (usually 30 minutes), with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions.

Oncourse Essentials for New Faculty

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Amy Powell

Designed to have you up and running quickly with Oncourse, this online workshop will focus on the most commonly used tools in Oncourse. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the following tools: course email, syllabus, resources, announcements and gradebook. Bring a digital copy of your syllabus to get the most out of this session.

Designing Engaging Online Learning Experiences - two part series

Part 1: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Amy Powell

Part 2: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Amy Powell

These sessions will look at how to use the tools in Oncourse to design effective and engaging learning experiences in the online environment. We will explore how to design effective communication, content delivery, learning activities, and assessments that take advantage of the characteristics of an online environment. Participants will walk away with the beginnings of a plan for translating their course content into engaging online learning experiences.

Wireless Access in Classrooms

If you are teaching in a physical classroom this fall AND are planning on having students use wireless computing devices during class (e.g. laptops, smart-phones, tablet devices, etc.), please review the following Knowledge Base document, Tips for Using Wireless in the Classroom at IU . Additionally, if you'd like assistance thinking through learning activities that use wireless access, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at -274-1300 to schedule a consultation.

Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: 317-274-1300
755 West Michigan Street
UL 1125
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5146
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