Workshops

Designing Writing Assignments for Non-native English
Speaking Students

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Estela Ene and Frank Smith

Do you have international students and other non-native speakers of English in your class? Do you wonder how you can design writing assignments that work for them as well as for your mainstream American students, without increasing your workload? In a university in which the international population is growing by leaps and bounds, faculty need to communicate assignment requirements and feedback in a way that speaks more clearly to this population. This workshop will define the difficulties non-native speakers of English may have with writing assignments and will illustrate, with examples of assignments and assessment tools, effective pedagogical solutions for designing and assessing writing assignments in any discipline or course level. Questions addressed in this workshop include:

  • What is good student writing, and what is truly important when evaluating a student’s paper?
  • What is difficult about designing assignments and evaluating the writing of students who are not native speakers of English?
  • Why do some students who have been studying English for a long time still make the same mistakes?
  • What pedagogical techniques can be implemented without spending significantly more time than with native English speaking students?

The workshop will begin with a group reflection and discussion on perceptions of good writing and writing by non-native speakers of English. The presenters will involve the audience in analyses of student writing, writing assignments and evaluation criteria, alternating between small- and large-group discussion and presentation of content by the workshop leaders.

Designing ePortfolios

Friday, November 22, 2013 | UL 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Amy Powell and Presenters: Lynn Ward, Mark Alexander

Most electronic portfolio platforms, including cloud-based public platforms, provide a selection of general templates to help users produce simple, attractive web sites with few or no programming skills. Some, including the Oncourse Presentations tool, provide an option to “build your own” site. In either case, those preparing ePortfolios can benefit from understanding elementary principles of good web design so that their work is legible, accessible, and simple to navigate. Even students who are technology-literate may need guidance about formats appropriate for different professional contexts. In this workshop, you’ll learn about core design principles to help students enhance the appearance of their ePortfolios. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, you will apply these principles to build your own visual theme in Oncourse Presentations. Presenters will be Lynn Ward, Principal Systems Analyst with UITS, and Mark Alexander, Instructional Technology Consultant with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Calls for Proposals

Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium 

Proposals Due Friday, November 8, 2013 | Click here»

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is accepting proposals for the 2014 Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium (ALT) which will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in University Library. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal, and we encourage you to share this invitation and information with your colleagues. Proposals are due on Friday, November 8, 2013. The ALT Symposium brings the higher education community together to examine and showcase instructional technology strategies that impact learning across a variety of disciplines. The program will include 50-minute breakout sessions as well as a virtual keynote address by Kevin Warbach of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Possible formats include panel and roundtable discussions, lecture-discussion, interactive workshops and poster presentations. Proposals that include graduate students or involve student presenters are welcome.

2014 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

Proposals Due Friday, November 22, 2013 | Click here»

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is accepting both traditional (interactive, snapshot and poster sessions) and "Ignite" session proposals for the 2014 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching.  The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, November 22, 2013. 

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Call for Proposals Now Available

Proposals Due Friday, January 17, 2014 | Click here»

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) initiative is designed to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. 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. CEG funds will be used to support projects in three tracks: General Track, Special Focus in Support of IU Online Track, and the Intergroup Dialogue Initiative Track. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of three or more faculty working on three or more courses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per proposal. The grants are open to IUPUI and IUPU Columbus full-time faculty. See the 2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information.
The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 17, 2014.

The CEG initiative is designed to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. 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. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of three or more faculty working on three or more courses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per proposal. The grants are open to IUPUI and IUPU Columbus full-time faculty. See the  2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals  for more information.

To find out how to develop a CEG proposal attend a training session:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 |   Campus Center 309 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. |   Register» or 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | Campus Center 309 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Register»   

Event Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Stephen Hundley, Daniel Griffith, Marianne Wokeck
 

These sessions are designed for faculty members who are interested in applying for a 2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) and have questions about developing the proposal or about the three tracks available - the General, Special Focus in Support of IU Online, and the Intergroup Dialogue Initiative tracks. Information about the CEG initiative, proposal guidelines, how to write the proposal, and each of the tracks will be provided along with time for discussion and questions.

Partner Opportunities

New Global Crossroads Classroom Training Available 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 10:30 - 11 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. or Monday, November 11, 2013 | 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. 

To attend please RSVP to Hayley Powell» 

The Office of International Affairs invites you to tour and learn about the newly-renovated state of the art Global Crossroads. Learn about eagle eye technology, video conferencing and more while helping you further your cross-campus internationalization goals and needs by utilizing this new classroom.

Webinar: the Benefits and Challenges of Utilizing an eText

Friday, November 1, 2013 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
To attend» | Organizer: Randy Newbrough, UITS and Presenters: Ann Jackson of SAGE Publications

Have you thought about making a move to e-texts in your courses? Would you like to know more about the benefits as well as potential challenges? Ann Jackson, Ed.D., and an Indiana University alum, will join us for an online webinar discussing the benefits and challenges of utilizing an eText.

Ann has 20 years experience in the field of education, including curriculum development, instructional design, and K-12 and higher education training. Beginning her career as an elementary teacher and then curriculum coordinator/facilitator at Indianapolis Public Schools before managing course development projects in higher education, Jackson has a firm grasp on the educational process from young childhood through adult learning. Jackson has vast experience creating effective online courses, supporting learning objects, and integrating a variety of media into courses. She also has experience with a variety of course development software and the integration of courses and assets into many different learning management systems. Join us via Adobe Connect at https://connect.iu.edu/uits-lt. Enter as Guest and type in your name. The webinar speaker is provided by SAGE Publications, a publishing partner in IU’s eText initiative. For more information on eTexts at IU, please visit http://etexts.iu.edu

Center for Teaching and Learning

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