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E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching 

CTL Workshops 

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E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

Friday, March 6, 2015 | Campus Center | 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Register » | Organizers: James Gregory, Amy Powell 

Join faculty from across the state of Indiana in a discussion of teaching and learning at the 2015 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching in the IUPUI Campus Center. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Dan Bernstein, Professor of Cognitive Psychology and former Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas. His talk is entitled "Building on What They Know: Preparing a Path to Engaged Learning." This year's plenary speaker is Dr. Debora Herold, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at IUPUI. Her talk is entitled "Teaching Them How to Learn." When registering for the symposium, participants can opt to attend one of the faculty-led workshops listed below. The workshops will run from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. (You can change your workshop selection at a later date by cancelling your original event registration, re-registering, and selecting another workshop to attend.)

Faculty-Led Workshops:

  • Improv(ing) Learning Environments: Focused Play and Creativity - Jonathan Rossing, IU School of Liberal Arts, Indianapolis
  • Active and Engaging Online Learning: Using Tried-and-True Classroom Assessment Techniques in Online Learning - Rob Elliott, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indianapolis
  • Using Course Networking to Engage Students in Biology and Physics - Andrew Gavrin, IU School of Science, Indianapolis
  • Facilitating Student Learning through ePortfolio Pedagogy - Bethany Neal-Beliveau, IU School of Science, Indianapolis

Registration is free and breakfast and lunch are included.

CTL Workshops

Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with Modules

Thursday, February 19, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Amy Powell

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

Interacting with International Students in Class and Office Hours

Thursday, February 19, 2015 | University Library 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Estela Ene, Frank Smith

Do you have international students in your class? Do you sometimes feel you could communicate better, or that their interaction with their American peers could be improved? In a university in which the international population is growing by leaps and bounds, effective communication with our international students is important. This workshop will define the difficulties non-native speakers of English may have in classroom interaction and during office hours. It will illustrate tips for effective interaction using student testimonies and the presenters’ knowledge and experience. Questions addressed in this workshop include:

• What are the struggles international students experience in the classroom or office hours?
• What strategies can faculty employ to stimulate international student participation in class?
• How can faculty facilitate more dialog between international and domestic students in the classroom?

The workshop will engage the audience in a reflection and discussion of what constitutes effective classroom dynamics; analyses of student testimonies; reflection on personal instructional goals regarding classroom interaction with international students; small- and large-group discussions; and presentation of research- and experience-based content by the workshop leaders.

Canvas: Quizzes and Tests - IT Training Webinar

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 1 - 1:50 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Cordah Pearce, Kimmaree Murday

In this webinar taught by CITL consultant Cordah Robinson and Kim Murday of IT Training, participants will learn about the basics of using the Quizzes tool, including how to create a quiz, specify settings, and add individual questions. Participants will also learn how to use Question Groups to organize and randomize questions, as well as the range of response options for quizzes.

Documenting Your Teaching

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | University Library 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Richard Turner, Douglas Jerolimov

This session introduces faculty and graduate students to best practices of documenting one’s teaching. Participants will examine different approaches to capturing evidence of teaching and learning and making the case for teaching achievements. Participants will consider how to track their own evolution as a teacher through student course evaluations, from the peer review of teaching, and ways to measure and track student learning. 

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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L'Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program

The L'Oreal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998. 

The L'Oreal  USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post- doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Completed applications are due no later than March 20, 2015.

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