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CTL Workshops  

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

Making PULs a Central Part of Faculty Work

Thursday, November 12, 2015 | University Library 1126 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.  
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Terri Tarr, Richard Turner

The Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) are the essential ingredients of the undergraduate educational experience at IUPUI. These principles form a conceptual framework for all undergraduate students’ education. Faculty are expected to contextualize the PULs for students within an individual course and teach students how to recognize success in meeting PUL expectations. In this workshop, participants will examine the values and characteristics of their own teaching as they relate to PULs, develop a plan for making PULs part of their teaching, and consider strategies for documenting the success they have had in incorporating PULs into their teaching.

Introduction to High-Impact Practices

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | University Library 1126 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.  
Register »  | Organizer and Presenter: James Gregory

High-impact practices like undergraduate research, service learning, study abroad, and experiential learning have been demonstrated to improve student engagement, achievement, and retention. Similar results can also be achieved through first-year seminars, themed learning communities, and writing-intensive courses, as well as through collaborative and capstone projects. However, designing these experiences for students requires careful planning and access to the appropriate resources. This workshop will introduce IUPUI faculty to high-impact practices in general by briefly reviewing each of these practices and the considerations for implementing them. Faculty will also be directed to resources and offices on campus that support the design and delivery of specific high-impact practices. 

Developing CEG Proposals

Monday, November 23, 2015 | University Library 1125M | 3 - 4:30 p.m.  
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Terri Tarr and Richard Turner

Faculty members who are interested in applying for a 2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) should attend this informative and interactive session. Presenters will outline the process and discuss the criteria for creating a successful application and developing the proposal. In addition to providing information about the CEG initiative, proposal guidelines, and how to write the proposal, facilitators will talk with you about your questions and concerns.

The CEG initiative provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects 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. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of two or more faculty working on two or more courses can apply for a maximum of $10,000 per proposal. 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 2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

This session will be repeated on Tuesday, December 1, 12 – 1:30 p.m. in UL 1125M.

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.  

Upcoming workshops

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:

RFP Now Available

2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposals Due January 29, 2016

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) initiative provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects 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. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of two or more faculty working on two or more courses can apply for a maximum of $10,000 per proposal. 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 2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

Faculty members who are interested in applying for a 2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) are encouraged to attend one of these CEG information sessions:

Developing CEG Proposals, Monday, November 23, 3 – 4:30 pm in UL 1125M

Developing CEG Proposals, Tuesday, December 1, 12 – 1:30 p.m. in UL 1125M

Partner Opportunities

3D Printing Lab Open House This Friday

Friday, November 13, 2015 | ICTC Rm 131-D | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
More information about 3D printing on campus » | Organizer: UITS

Stop by and visit our newly-opened 3D Print Lab and talk to us about how 3D printing might enhance your teaching and research. This service is available to all faculty, staff, and students. Make Friday the 13th lucky by picking up a 3D printed shamrock at the open house, and enter to win a free 3D print! 

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

IUPUI Gateway faculty, please contact Kate Thedwall at kthedwal@iupui.edu for free registration.

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. 

Apply to Teach in an Interactive Learning Space

Interested in teaching in an innovative active learning space?  Applications are being accepted now for faculty who would like to leverage mobile device utilization for their students in an interactive video wall classroom in University Hall.  You can checkout the new classroom at https://uits.iu.edu/learning-spaces/immersive. Please apply at https://uits.iu.edu/learning-spaces/request. Questions may be directed to Julie Johnston, Director of Learning Spaces.

Recommended Reading

Active Learning Spaces

New Directions for Teaching and Learning: Active Learning Spaces (2014,Volume 137)  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tl.2014.2014.issue-137/issuetoc

Baepler, P., Walker, J. D., & Driessen, M. (2014). It's not about seat time: Blending, flipping, and efficiency in active learning classrooms. Computers & Education, 78, 227-236.

A related book, A Guide to Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms by Paul Baepler,  J.D. Walker, D. Christopher Brooks, Kem Saichaie, and Christina Peterson, will be available May 2016.


Center for Teaching and Learning

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