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CTL Lecture: Monday, October 12

Art, Education and the Making of Future Creative Thinkers, a Lecture by Anila Agha

Monday, October 12, 2015 | IUPUI Campus Center Theater | 4:30 - 5:30 reception, 5:30 - 7 p.m. lecture
For more information and to register »  | Organizers: Pratibha Varma-Nelson and Angela Briel and Presenter: Anila Quayyum Agha

A successful art practice need not be measured solely on commercial success but also on the quality of life of the practitioner. Artistic excellence in creative fields is often the result of a great deal of time spent in research: analyzing, synthesizing and then producing well crafted art or design work that is heartfelt, layered and relevant to our times. The source of my own artwork has been interpretations of contrasts and similarities, within cultures/religions/rituals of people of myriad cultures. This subject matter requires deep intellectual introspection, concept development and research to assimilate it into the artwork. Having a disciplined approach to exploring a broad spectrum of ideas helps to formulate the foundations for a successful and self-sustaining long-term practice. Furthermore artistic training provides opportunities to explore a wide array of interests and to experiment and innovate with a variety of materials/processes along with conceptual development and a mastery of the visual language to deal with the challenges present in our current societies and which is essential for success in the world today. Such skills are transferable into myriad disciplines for professional advancement for students while simultaneously adding value to their lives through personal wellbeing.

CTL Workshops  

Note: Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College’s Gateway Teaching Academy.

Teaching@IUPUI: Lecturing with the Learner in Mind

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and 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.

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 webinars 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 International Students: A Q&A Session for Improved Intercultural Education in the Classroom

Friday, September 18, 2015 | University Library 1126 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Estela Ene and Sandra Lemon

Do you have international students in your class? Do you wonder why they sometimes behave or express themselves differently? Would you like to communicate across cultures better, and to teach your students to communicate better as well? 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 provide research-informed explanations for some of the most frequently encountered misunderstandings between non-native English speaking students and native English speaking faculty. In this interactive session, the audience is invited to share examples and questions based on their personal experience as students or teachers, and the emerging questions will be explored with guidance from the hosts.

Those planning to attend should email the organizer (tatarr@iupui.edu) at least one example or question they would like to discuss. The example or question should have a pedagogical focus; for example: “Why are some of my international students so quiet in class?”

Teaching@IUPUI: Best Practices for Slide Show Presentations

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Douglas Jerolimov, 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.

Making the Most of Your Presentation

Friday, September 25, 2015 | University Library Lilly Auditorium | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

Strong oral presentation skills are key to success for doctors, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers find difficulty with this task. While systematic in other areas of work, presenters may approach speaking intuitively, and sometimes haphazardly, with good intentions, but less than ideal results. Based on Dr Doumont's book Trees, Maps, and Theorems about “effective communication for rational minds,” this lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations. Among others, it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.


About Jean-luc Doumont: With a Ph.D in Applied Physics from Stanford University and engineering background from the Louvain School of Engineering, Jean-luc Doumont devotes his time and energy to training doctors, scientists, business people, and others 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.

Documenting Your Teaching

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | University Library 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and 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 capture evidence of teaching and learning, and to make the case for teaching achievements. Participants will consider how to shape their evolution as teachers through the use of student course evaluations, peer reviews of teaching, and other means of measuring student learning.

Teaching@IUPUI: Classroom Assessment Techniques

Thursday, October 1, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and 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.

Quality Matters - Applying the QM Rubric, 5th Edition

Friday, October 2, 2015 | University Library 1130 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 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 official 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 4:30pm, 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 available on campus. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.

Canvas Workshops

View complete listing of Canvas Workshops

Learn how to use Canvas, IU's new Learning Management System, at your own pace or in a guided tutorial. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, offers a wide variety of workshops and webinars to help faculty set up Canvas sites for summer and fall semesters.    

Oncourse to Canvas Migration Support

If you have been teaching in Oncourse and are ready to make the move to Canvas, here are some resources you may find helpful:

Annual Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

2016 E.C. Moore Symposium Call for Proposals

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning seeks proposals from faculty teaching at universities across Indiana for the 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. The symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and the instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. Proposals should address one of the following: 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. The 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, March 25, 2016. 

Proposals will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please visit ecmoore.iupui.edu

New Certificate in College Teaching Program

Certificate in College Teaching program

The CTL’s Certificate in College Teaching program provides IUPUI graduate teaching assistants (graders, recitation leaders, primary classroom or lab instructors, etc.) with the opportunity to develop and document the college teaching skills that are critical for a successful academic career. Structured to be completed in three semesters, the program requires participants to attend workshops and webinars, as well as facilitated discussions with other program participants. Participants will create the foundational components of a teaching portfolio, including sample course materials, teaching observation reports, and a preliminary teaching philosophy statement. To apply, interested teaching assistants need to submit an online application form, a C.V., a one-page letter of interest, and a letter of support from their advising faculty member. The application system will open in early October, and applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2015.

 

For more information, please visit the Certificate in College Teaching page on the CTL’s website.

 

The CCT program is not a K-12 teacher licensing program and is non-credit bearing. As a result, it will not appear on participants’ transcripts; however, it can and should be listed on participants’ C.V.s.

Partner Opportunities

FALCON Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers’ Conference

FALCON provides the highest quality personal and professional development opportunities to part-time and associate faculty members from institutions of higher education around the world through networking, workshops, guest speakers, and expert panel discussions; a full weekend conference not to be missed! The conference will run November 13-15, 2015.

For more information, and to register, please visit the FALCON website

Making Science Make Sense: Adapting Complex Topics for Multiple Audiences

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Krista Hoffmann-Longtin and Presenters: Krista Hoffmann-Longtin and Jonathan Rossing

Scientists and physicians today are required to connect to and tailor their communication for a variety of audiences. Whether speaking to a patient, a journalist, or a funder, they must speak clearly and vividly about their work and why it matters, in terms non-scientists can understand. 

This workshop borrows techniques from improvisational theater and communication studies to help participants speak more spontaneously, responsively, and directly. The workshop is not about acting, but about helping scientists and physicians to connect with and engage their audience. Participants will practice finding common ground with an audience, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work.

William J. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning

Monday, November 30, 2015 | Campus Center 450 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Office of Academic Affairs and Presenter: Katie Watson, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

This program will involve participants in the emerging field of applied improvisation in teaching and learning with keynote, Katie Watson, JD, an award-winning Assistant Professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, who is also an adjunct faculty member at the Second City Training Center. Come learn how improv can be used for more than comedy -- its foundational principles also drive a pedagogical strategy that is engaging, effective, innovative and fun -- and discover new ways to invigorate your teaching. 

Recommended Reading

Are college lectures unfair?

Paul, A. M. (2015, September 12). Are college lectures unfair? The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/opinion/sunday/are-college-lectures-unfair.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

See the journal article below for some of the original research reported in the New York Times article:

Eddy, S. L., & Hogan, K. A. (2014). Getting under the hood: how and for whom does increasing course structure work? CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13(3), 453-468.  http://www.lifescied.org/content/13/3/453.full  


Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: 317-274-1300
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