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Call for Proposals

2015 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposals due this Friday

Proposals Due Friday, January 30, 2015 
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The deadline for submitting a Curriculum Enhancement Grant was originally set for Friday, January 16. It has now been extended until Friday, January 30. If you know of someone who was considering submitting a proposal please let them know of the change. 

Please let us know if you have any questions about the CEG. Thank you for helping spread the word about this opportunity!  

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 extended deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 30, 2015.

CTL Workshops

ETTA Spring Follow-up

Friday, January 30, 2015 | University College 2135 | 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Register » | Organizer: Lauren Easterling | Presenters: Lauren Easterling, James Gregory, Anusha Rao

Now that we’re halfway through the academic year, the ETTA Spring Follow-Up is a 2.5-hour event that will build on what was presented at the Fall Conference. Topics will include effective group work, classroom discussions, and other topics as suggested by Fall Conference attendees. The event will include discussions, an expert panel, a guest speaker, and breakout groups. The Educational Training for Teaching Associates Program (ETTA) was created for graduate students who serve—or who will serve—in any type of teaching-related role. 

ePortfolio Assessment

Friday, February 6, 2015 | University Library 2115E | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Amy Powell | Presenters: Susan Kahn

ePortfolios can be deployed to serve a wide range of pedagogical purposes. Among these, assessment represents one of the most common, whether ePortfolios are focused on single courses, full programs, experiential learning, or broad institutional initiatives such as general education. This workshop will examine ePortfolio assessment practices, including rubric-based assessment of learning outcomes, and explore how assessment of reflection differs from “self-report” survey responses. Several IUPUI faculty will describe their approaches to assessing ePortfolios in segments or as unified compositions, with attention not only to practical logistics but also to improvements made based on assessment results.

Using Groups in Canvas - Webinar

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 1 - 2 p.m. 
Register » | Organizer: Lauren Easterling | Presenters: Lauren Easterling, Anusha S Rao

In Canvas, Groups are a way instructors can create spaces for groups of students to submit group assignments and collaborate as part of a course. Canvas Sections allow faculty to organize students in a course and manage access to some course features. This workshop will present an overview of Canvas Groups and Sections, demonstrate uses of both in courses, and allow participants to have a group and section experience.

Partner Opportunities

Call for Proposals: Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium

Deadline for proposals: Friday, January 30

Individuals and teams engaged in community-university collaborations devoted to teaching, research/scholarship or professional community service are invited to submit proposals to present at the 11th annual IUPUI Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium (CESS) to be held on Tuesday, April 14.   This year's theme is Strengthening Partnerships to Enhance Quality of Life in Indianapolis, featuring a keynote by Dr. Greg Lindsey, Professor at University of Minnesota. 

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.

More information » 

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.

More information »  

Tenure and Time Management Workshop

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | Campus Center 450 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Wayne Hilson | Presenter: Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Founder of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore will visit IUPUI to conduct her popular workshop on Tenure and Time Management, which is specifically designed to address these issues and provide participants with concrete skills to successfully transition from graduate student to professor.

Teaching with Canvas Pioneer Award – Call for Applications

Sponsored by UITS Learning Technologies and the campus centers for teaching and learning, we’re pleased to announce the “Teaching with Canvas Pioneer Awards” for the spring 2015 semester.  Three IU faculty will be awarded a one-time $2500 cash stipend (one faculty at IUB, one at IUPUI, and one from the combined pool of applicants received from the regional campuses). Successful applications will illustrate compelling uses of Canvas for providing innovative student learning experiences in their spring 2015 course.

The award is open to any full-time IU faculty or lecturer. 

Please join us February 6, 2015 @ 11:00 AM EDT for a Webinar info share, where detailed information about application process will be presented.  The URL for the Webinar is: https://connect.iu.edu/canvasaward

RISE Program Course Development Grant

Faculty are encouraged to apply for $2500 for professional development/summer support to develop a new course or redesign an existing course in line with RISE criteria. $2000 will be disseminated initially and the remaining $500 upon submission of the final report. 

RISE courses must incorporate qualified experiences, integration of knowledge, structured reflection activities to link the experience with targeted learning outcomes, and assessment as outlined below. These courses will be distinctive because they intentionally use experiential learning to prepare students for graduate school, careers, and global citizenship. They provide skills, knowledge, and experiences that are highly valued by employers and lay the foundation for future leaders. Courses developed in the summer of 2015 must initially be offered in the 2015-16 academic year.  For more information visit: http://due.iupui.edu/center-for-coordinated-initiatives/iupui-rise-program/course-development-grant

The deadline to submit RISE course development grant proposals is February 6, 2015.

Mid-Year New Faculty Welcome

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | Campus Center 409 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Gail Williamson

The IUPUI New Faculty Welcome Committee would like to invite you to reconnect with fellow new faculty members.  Please join us for an informal gathering Wednesday, February 11th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Campus Center Room 409. Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Melissa Lavitt looks forward to greeting you and will provide brief remarks. Light refreshments will be served and registration is requested.

Recommended Reading

Discipline-Based Education Report (DBER)

Practitioner Version of the Discipline-based Education Report (DBER)

National Research Council (2015). Reaching students: What research says about effective instruction in undergraduate science and engineering. Washington, DC:  The National Academies Press.

Download a free PDF of the Practitioner Version of the DBER report:

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18687/reaching-students-what-research-says-about-effective-instruction-in-undergraduate

Discipline-based Education Research (DBER) Report

National Research Council (2012). Discipline-based education research: Understanding and improving learning in undergraduate science and engineering. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Download a free PDF of the Discipline-based Education Report (DBER) report:

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13362/discipline-based-education-research-understanding-and-improving-learning-in-undergraduate


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