CEG Symposium  

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | University Library Lilly Auditorium (UL 0130) | 1 - 5 p.m. 
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Arlene Russell

Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2013 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2014 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address on Calibrated Peer Review®:  Not Just Writing in the Discipline by Arlene Russell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department of Education, UCLA.  Calibrated Peer Review® is a web-based instructional program that allows instructors to use writing-to-learn pedagogy in classes of any size.  A drawing for five free copies of the book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, a reception and poster presentations by 2013 CEG recipients will follow the keynote address.

For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2013 awardees and their projects, go to http://ctl.iupui.edu/programs/CEG

Attending the CEG symposium is especially recommended to faculty who may be interested in submitting proposals for CEG funding in the future, but all faculty are encouraged to attend.  

Special Event 

Conveying Messages with Graphs

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103 | 5:15 - 7 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

What's the right graph for your data?  How can a chart help to convey your message?

Although widely used in research to analyze and communicate data, graphs and charts are often poorly mastered by researchers. Based on Dr. Jean-luc Doumont's popular book, Trees, Maps, and Theorems, this workshop will provide attendees the skills needed to:

• Select the appropriate type of image for a given data set and research question
• Optimize a graph's layout to reveal a study's outcomes
• Write a caption that is useful for the researcher and reader

Dinner will be served from 5:15pm-5:30pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 5:30pm.

About Jean-luc Doumont:
An PhD in applied physics from Stanford University and engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training doctors, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Dr. Doumont is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iupui.edu.

CTL Events

Teaching@IUPUI: Lecturing with the Learner in Mind 

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: James Gregory, Anusha S. Rao

Among the most basic forms of teaching practice, the effective lecture can still prove difficult to master. Composing and delivering lectures with student needs in mind, however, can help to increase student engagement and content retention. This online mini-workshop will offer ideas and considerations for creating lectures that help students achieve learning goals, with time for questions and discussion.

Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric, 5th Edition  

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Campus Center 310 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Register» | Organizer: Lauren Easterling | 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.

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 be used to review many IU Online courses, with the goal of achieving QM Recognition for mature online courses in the near future. Also, this workshop 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.

Teaching@IUPUI: Classroom Assessment Techniques 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Terri Tarr, Anusha S. Rao 

Classroom assessment techniques provide faculty with feedback on what, how much, and how well their students are learning. Instructors can use this feedback to modify their teaching to improve student learning. Students can use it to learn more effectively. In this online mini-workshop session, participants will learn how to implement the “minute paper,” “muddiest point,” “think-pair-share,” and other quick ways to assess and enhance learning. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating Rubrics 

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: James Gregory, Douglas Jerolimov 

Using rubrics increases grading transparency, consistency, and efficiency while encouraging students to link assignments to learning objectives and become more critical assessors of their own work. However, many faculty feel that creating a rubric and using it effectively requires time and effort that they cannot spare. In this online mini-workshop, participants will learn some basic principles for quickly creating effective rubrics that will make assessing student work faster, more consistent, and more rewarding. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Assessing Writing Assignments for Non-native English Speaking Students in Your Classes 

Friday, October 3, 2014 | University Library Room 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.  
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Estela Ene, Frank Smith

Do you have international students and other non-native speakers of English in your class? Do you wonder how, without significantly increasing your workload, you can assess writing assignments in a manner that acknowledges the difficulty non-native speakers may have? The international population is growing by leaps and bounds, and faculty need to approach writing assessment in a way that acknowledges challenges of writing in a student’s second, third, or even fourth language. This workshop will define the typical difficulties non-native speakers of English may have with writing and will illustrate, with examples assessment tools, effective pedagogical solutions for 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?
• Why do some students who have been studying English for a long time still make the same mistakes?
• What pedagogical techniques can be implemented in assessment 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, alternating between small- and large-group discussion and presentation of content by the workshop leaders. 

Opportunities to Learn Canvas: IU's New LMS

Canvas Workshops

The Center for Teaching and Learning is ready to help IUPUI faculty learn Canvas, IU's new Learning Management System.  Canvas consultations can be scheduled by contacting the Center for Teaching and Learning at 317-274-1300 or by emailing thectl@iupui.edu.

Getting Started with Canvas  

Friday, September 12, 2014 | University Library Room 1130 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   
Register» | Organizer: Mark Alexander | Presenter: Mark Alexander

Friday, September 26, 2014 | University Library Room 1130 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   
Register» | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Tom Janke

In this introductory session participants will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the Canvas learning management system. During this hands-on workshop participants will explore and learn about the following:

  • Canvas navigation
  • Creating a profile
  • Creating an assignment
  • Creating an announcement
  • Sending a message
  • Setting notifications

Click here to view upcoming CTL Canvas workshops.

Call for Proposals

Learning Environments Grant RFP Available

Proposals Due Friday, October 17, 2014
Due dates and details can be found 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.  Spaces at IUPUI and IUPUC are eligible for this grant.

E.C. Moore Excellence in Teaching Symposium Call for Proposals

Proposals Due 11:59 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014  
Due dates and details can be found here

The E.C. Moore Symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and the instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning seeks proposals that address efforts to improve student learning and engagement, evidence-based practices in teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, the innovative use of instructional technology, and initiatives that promote excellence in teaching. Proposals that have application to other disciplines are strongly encouraged. Visit http://ecmoore.iupui.edu for more details, to submit a proposal, or to view content from prior years’ symposia.

Partner Opportunities

Gateway to Graduation Fall Huddle 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014 | NCAA Conference Center and Hall of Champions | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Sponsored by: The Gateway to Graduation Program & The Bepko Learning Center

Hut, hut, hike!  We are set to HUDDLE! We will kick-off the year with a unique resource event. If you are new to IUPUI, or here for 40 years, there is something for you. We will be talking about how we can huddle around our students and help create a winning, environment.

Recommended Reading

New York Times: "Why flunking exams is actually a good thing"

Carey, Benedict (2014, September 4) Why flunking exams is actually a good thing. The New York Times Magazine, The Education Issue. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/magazine/why-flunking-exams-is-actually-a-good-thing.html?_r=0

To learn more about research discussed in this article, visit the website of the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab, UCLA.

If you would like to suggest a recommended reading for CTL Happenings, please send the reference and access information to thectl@iupui.edu.

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