Jean-luc Doumont Returns for Two Special Lectures

Faculty Enrichment and Education Development (FEED): Persuading Others

Thursday, September 26, 2013 | Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Krista Hoffman-Longtin, IUSM | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Persuasion skills are a critical asset for any faculty member. We must convince employers to hire us, get funders to support our research, and encourage co-workers to collaborate on our work. This interactive session will take a rational approach to persuasion. Dinner will be served from 5 - 5:30 p.m. The presentation will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Conveying Messages with Graphs

Friday, September 27, 2013 | University Library, Lilly Auditorium | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Doumont takes a look at what is a frequently yet very often poorly used communication device in papers and presentations: graphs. He discusses how to choose the right graph for a given data set and a given research question, how to optimize the graph’s construction to reveal the data, and finally how to phrase a useful caption.

CEG Symposium

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium, Keynote by Brian Coppola

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | UL Lilly Auditorium | 2 - 6 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Brian Coppola

Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2012 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2013 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address entitled "Lessons from Three Decades of Subversion" by Brian Coppola, poster presentations by the 2012 CEG recipients, and a reception.

The purpose of the CEG initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2012 awardees and their projects, go to http://ctl.iupui.edu/programs/CEG

Workshops

Teaching@IUPUI: Lecturing with the Learner in Mind

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

Have you ever asked your students a question about a topic you just covered in lecture, only to be confronted by a sea of blank faces? Having an organized structure and ways for students to process content can make lectures more effective. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop session, you will learn how to engage your students during lecture and still get through the material.

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.

Courseload eText Overview

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | University Library 1125M | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mark Alexander

This workshop will be a feature demonstration and tutorial of the Courseload software and how it integrates with Oncourse to offer eText access to students. Furthermore, this workshop will emphasize the benefits of using eTexts such as in-text highlighting and annotating, the ability to search across those highlights/annotations (and choose individuals and groups who can view them), pose and respond to specific questions linked directly to specific sections of texts and also view learner analytic data about student activity within the eText.

Teaching@IUPUI: Informally Assessing Learning

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr

You’re teaching it, but are your students getting it? Learner-centered, faculty-directed assessment activities provide faculty with the kind of feedback they need to inform their day-to-day instructional decisions, while providing students with information that can help them learn more effectively. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop session, you will learn how to implement quick ways to assess and enhance learning.

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: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino

How and when do you address challenging student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop, you will learn how to prevent and manage the most common disruptions.

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 Tests and Surveys – Online

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Tom Janke

Discover how to deliver rich online assessments with the new Oncourse Testing tool. Participants will learn how to create question pools, import questions in bulk from text documents, import tests from the old Oncourse test tool, reduce the risk of academic dishonesty and more using the new Test tool. This is a hands-on workshop and participants are encouraged to bring digital versions of or have access to their existing assessments for experimentation.

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (Two Offerings)

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | University Library 1126 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Pratibha Varma-Nelson | Presenter: Brian Coppola

Friday, October 18, 2013 | University Library 1126 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Pratibha Varma-Nelson | Presenter: Brian Coppola

A statement of teaching philosophy is a discipline-centered argument about ones 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.

About the speaker:
Dr. Brian P. Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the department’s Associate Chair for Educational Development and Practice, and also as the Associate Director for the University of Michigan-Peking University Joint Institute, in Beijing, China. Dr. Coppola 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.

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.

Center for Teaching and Learning

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