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CTL Holiday Hours

Call for Proposals

CTL Workshops

CTL Holiday Hours




Call for Proposals

2015 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposals Due Friday, January 16

Proposals Due Friday, January 16, 2015
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The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. In addition, the grants enable faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase faculty involvement in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning.

CEG funds will support projects in two tracks: the General 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 2015 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 16, 2015.

CTL Workshops

Canvas: Migrating Files and Resources from Oncourse

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 2 - 2:50 p.m.
Register »| Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Kim Murday, Kyle Leach

In this webinar, jointly offered by CTL and IT Training, we will explore the Files tool in Canvas. We will discuss good practices for file storage and the connection between Canvas and Box. Participants will also learn how to manage their multimedia files in Canvas. We will demonstrate how to zip and move Resources from Oncourse to Canvas.

Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Intergroup Dialogue

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | UL 1116 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Lauren Easterling | Presenters: Daniel Griffith, Alice Jones, Lauren Easterling, Margo Foreman, Marianne Wokeck

Intergroup dialogues are facilitated, face-to-face interactions between individuals from two or more social identity groups. They focus on issues related to social justice, social group membership, identity, and the positionality (privilege and oppression) of the groups represented. Based on research, intergroup dialogue processes greatly enhance both cognitive and experiential learning around topics involving diversity, cultural competence and social justice when compared to traditional content courses on the same subjects absent IGD teaching components. IUPUI has embarked on a campus-wide initiative to incorporate intergroup dialogue principles, pedagogy and practices into undergraduate, graduate and professional level courses and curriculum, as well as co-curricular learning and faculty and staff professional development.

Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with Modules

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Amy Powell | Presenter: Amy Powell

Canvas offers new ways of organizing and presenting content to students through the Modules tool. Participants will learn how to organize files, assignments, quizzes, web links, and custom web pages in a format that guides the learner experience through your course content. This will be a hands-on workshop where participants will have the opportunity to build a module using the tools mentioned above.

Developing CEG Proposals

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Richard Turner, Terri Tarr, and Daniel Griffith

Canvas offers new ways of organizing and presenting content to students through the Modules tool. Participants will learn how to organize files, assignments, quizzes, web links, and custom web pages in a format that guides the learner experience through your course content. This will be a hands-on workshop where participants will have the opportunity to build a module using the tools mentioned above.

Quality Matters - Applying the QM Rubric, 5th Edition

Friday, December 12, 2014 | UL 1130 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Lauren Easterling | Presenter: Lauren Easterling

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.

Introduction to the TaskStream ePortfolio

Friday, December 12, 2014 | UL 0106 | 1 - 4 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Amy Powell | Presenters: Mark Alexander, Amy Powell, Lynn Ward

With the advent of Canvas as IU’s learning management system and Taskstream as the new ePortfolio platform, life is getting much more interesting for ePortfolio users at IUPUI! Staff of the Center for Teaching and Learning are already immersed in helping faculty transfer courses from Oncourse to Canvas, and they’re also rapidly coming up to speed with Taskstream. This workshop will provide an overview of current planning for ePortfolio transitions, including demonstration of the Taskstream Directed Response Folio (equivalent function to Oncourse’s matrix) and a hands-on introduction to the presentation component of Taskstream, known as WebFolio.

Partner Opportunities

Center for Service and Learning Grants and Scholarships

CSL Dissemination Grants
Application Deadline: Through April 2015 or until funding is exhausted. 

About: The Center for Service and Learning has designated funds for small dissemination grants between $500 and $750. These grants are available to support faculty and instructional staff in disseminating work associated with civic and community engagement in higher education, particularly work that builds the knowledge base related to service learning pedagogy, community-university partnerships and community-based participatory research/collaborative inquiry.

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2015 Service Learning Assistant (SLA) Scholarship Program

Application Period: Summer 2015
General application period: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Saturday, January 31, 2015

About: Faculty, staff and administrators engaged in the following are invited to apply for an SLA scholarship:

  • Those teaching service learning courses or related forms of community-engaged learning (both domestic and international). 
  • Those implementing department-based service learning programs, or
  • Those engaged in scholarly inquiry or evaluation that analyzes to student, faculty/staff or partnership outcomes of community-university engagement.

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Search for New Executive Director of the CRL

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is formally launching the search for the Executive Director of the Center for Research and Learning, which is currently headed by Dr. Rick Ward, who will be retiring this July.  Please share the position announcement with colleagues in your schools who would be interested to know about this search, including those who would be good candidates to apply or be nominated for consideration.

The announcement is located at: http://www.iupui.edu/~oeo/academicjobs/IN-ACSP14005htm.HTM

FACET Offers SoTL Travel Grants

The Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and the Mack Center for Inquiry on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning are pleased to announce a partnership that will offer travel grants to faculty presenting SoTL work at a conference.

Applications for funding of faculty travel to conferences, as presenters, will be evaluated and awards made twice a year. Grants are for allowable costs as delineated by IU Travel Management up to $750. Faculty are encouraged to combine this funding with other sources.

The fall application deadline is July 1st for travel that will be completed by the following January. The spring application deadline is December 1st for travel that will be completed before the start of the next academic school year.

Please visit the website for more information on the application process https://facet.indiana.edu/events-programs/travel-grants.shtml


Center for Teaching and Learning

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phone: 317-274-1300
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