Special Event

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | University Library 1126 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Lauren Easterling

A statement of teaching philosophy is a brief narrative describing values, goals, and beliefs regarding both teaching and learning. It may be required as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, or even for a course website. This workshop will address ways to document and reflect on one’s teaching as well as provide strategies for drafting and revising a teaching philosophy statement. This will be an active participation workshop; each participant should bring a copy of his or her current statement for discussion and review. If any participants don’t have a statement, the presenters will help them get started. The workshop will officially last 1.5 hours, but the presenters will be available for half an hour afterward to discuss further questions.

Workshops

Ways to Document Your Teaching

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | University Library 1126 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Lauren Easterling, Doug Jerolimov

This session will cover how, when, and why graduate students and early-career faculty should document their teaching experiences. Participants will review examples of how to document teaching, both in physical and digital forms, and they will discuss the role of classroom observations, course evaluations, and other ways to generate evidence of teaching practices and student learning outcomes.

Teaching@IUPUI: Slide Show Presentation Best Practices

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Tom Janke

Slide show presentations such as ones prepared in PowerPoint are ubiquitous but not always supportive of learning. In this session, participants will discover evidence-supported slide show presentation techniques that will encourage learning and promote engagement. To make the most of this session, participants should have proficiency with PowerPoint, Keynote or similar slide show authoring tools.

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 are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Sessions are scheduled with the time of semester in mind, to keep topics relevant for faculty needs at that time.

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating a Syllabus

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: James Gregory

A syllabus is often the first impression that students form of a course, and it serves both faculty and student as a guide to and contract for the semester. A well designed and personalized syllabus can help faculty set the proper tone while simultaneously helping them avoid having to repeatedly answer basic student questions about expectations, policies, and deadlines. This online mini-workshop will offer tips and considerations for effective syllabus design, with time for questions and discussion at the end.

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 are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Sessions are scheduled with the time of semester in mind, to keep topics relevant for faculty needs at that time.

Quality Matters - Applying the QM Rubric

Friday, April 25, 2014 | Campus Center Room 306 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Indiana University has subscribed to Quality Matters (QM) as a tool and process for the design, development, and ongoing review of online courses, especially those that are part of the IU Online initiative. The Applying the QM Workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

This workshop will introduce faculty and staff to the QM Rubric and Process, sharing best practices for online course design. The QM Rubric is a research-based set of standards that can be used during the course design process. The QM Process is a peer review process that eventually will review many IU Online courses, with the goal of achieving QM Recognition for mature online courses in the near future. Also, the APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

This workshop will be offered at IUPUI face-to-face from 9am until 4pm, with occasional breaks. Participants will have one hour for lunch, and are free to bring their own lunch or take advantage of the many options in the IUPUI Campus Center. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.

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Nanotechnology Discovery Summer Camp for High School Students

Application deadline extended to April 18, 2014 | for questions, contact crlstaff@iupui.edu or 317-274-8877 or visit here

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) Summer Camp is a week-long day camp (June 9-13, 2014 or June 23-27, 2014) 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 unavailable. 

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
- Earn one college-credit hour

Gateway to Graduation Third Annual Critical Thinking Symposium: Putting Critical Thinking into Practice

Monday, May 12, 2014 | Campus Center Room 450C | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Gateway to Graduation Program and Presenter: Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor of the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Students report that learning to think critically is something that happens incrementally as they are exposed to ever more inconvenient information, contradictory data, and difficult questions.  This process begins simply and non-threateningly by focusing on ideas and information that is far removed from students' own experiences, but then gradually shifts the focus to their own ideas. 

In this all day event participants will start by learning about some of the teaching approaches and activities that students across the disciplines say help them to think more critically.  We will go through a series of exercises, from very simple scenario analyses to quite complex critical conversation protocols, that replicate in one day the journey that students take over a semester to put their own reasoning under close scrutiny.    

About the speaker: Currently a Distinguished University Professor of the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Stephen Brookfield has written and edited fifteen books on adult learning, teaching, leadership, critical theory, and critical thinking, five of which have won the World Award for Literature in Adult Education  (in 1986, 1989, 1996, 2005 and 2011). He has also authored over 100 chapters in edited books, published over 70 articles in refereed journals, and delivered over 40 papers that were published in juried conference proceedings.

Seminar with Dr. Stephen Brookfield is free for all IUPUI faculty and $125 for non-IUPUI faculty.

If you are a non-IUPUI faculty, click here to pay the registration fee. Don't forget to register at the link below also.  Click here to register.  To get a discounted rate on lodging click here for the Gateway to Graduation Group discount!

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