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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.

Developing CEG Proposals

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | University Library 1125M | 12 - 1:30 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.

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

Deadline Extended!

2016 Early Career Teaching Academy Applications now due Thursday, December 17

The deadline for 2016 ECTA applications is now Thursday, December 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Most new tenure-track faculty at large public universities enter the professoriate with training and support to conduct research, but few also enter with equivalent preparation and support for their teaching. The Early Career Teaching Academy provides a setting within which faculty members can create and develop a powerful teaching career, one that is rooted in evidence-based active learning strategies and high-impact educational practices, and designed to facilitate student success. Faculty who become Early Career Teaching Fellows will be in a position to play a leading role in efforts to develop a culture of expert teaching within departments and schools at IUPUI, to document and promote their teaching successes, and to serve as effective teaching mentors for future faculty.

The academy convenes in two intensive sessions, one full-day and one half-day session. These sessions focus on the effective development and assessment of active learning teaching strategies suited to IUPUI’s diverse student body. By the second session, faculty are able to articulate the teaching strategies they plan to implement. Academy fellows have the opportunity to participate in faculty learning communities and teaching-related events over the course of the next year.

The next academy will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday February 12, 2016, 1 to 5 p.m, in University Library, Room 1126.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Partner Opportunities

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.

RISE Course Development and ePortfolio Grants

Rise Course Development Grants

Interim Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy Johnson is committed to increasing course offerings that respond to the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge. Faculty are encouraged to apply for a $2,500 grant for professional development or summer support to develop a new course or to redesign an existing course in line with RISE criteria. An initial amount of $2,000 will be disbursed at the beginning of the grant period, and the remaining $500 will be disbursed upon submission of the final report. The RISE Curriculum Development Grant Request for Proposals is available here.

RISE ePortfolio Grants

The RISE Program and the ePortfolio Initiative are pleased to announce a new collaboration that will offer two grants of up to $5,000 to support the development of RISE courses that include a reflective electronic portfolio or electronic Personal Development Plan (ePDP). RISE experiences and ePortfolios are a natural partnership:  the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative aims to engage students more deeply in their learning and to contribute to their intellectual and professional development; ePortfolios, including ePDPs, have similar aims. Experience at both IUPUI and other campuses has shown that, when carefully incorporated into such high-impact educational practices as those embodied in RISE, reflective electronic portfolios can be an effective strategy for enhancing student learning and engagement, as well as for documenting, assessing, and improving the effectiveness of the high-impact practice. The RISE ePortfolio Grant Request for Proposals is available here.

More information about both RISE grants is available on the IUPUI RISE Program web site.


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