IN THIS ISSUE:

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: Documenting Your Teaching

Thursday, March 31  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

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.

Global Learning at the Course Level

Friday, April 8  |  UL 1125M  | 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): James Gregory  and Presenter(s): James Gregory, Leslie Bozeman

This workshop will equip faculty to define global learning outcomes for their courses and to incorporate into their courses global issues relevant to their disciplinary context. In addition, participants will draft plans for implementing and assessing global learning outcomes. The workshop will last two hours, and will be a joint offering between the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.

Teaching@IUPUI: Evidence-based Instructional Practices in STEM

Wednesday, April 13  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Anusha S Rao, Douglas Jerolimov

Evidence-based instructional practices are research-supported methods of teaching that foster high levels of student learning and retention in STEM fields. These active learning strategies are rooted in principles of how people learn and may be successfully adapted to different disciplines. This webinar will focus on two such evidence-based instructional practices, Peer Instruction and Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Using examples drawn from different disciplines, participants will be equipped to implement a Peer Instruction or PBL strategy for an assignment in a course of their own, and discuss techniques to assess student learning gains.

Using Clickers in your Classroom

Friday, April 15  | UL 1125M  | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Kael Kanczuzewski

Clickers, or Student Response Systems (SRS), offer instructors the ability to pose questions to students during a lecture and for students to provide instructors with instant feedback on teaching. Student response systems have been used to increase engagement and active learning for students in lectures. SRS can also provide instructors with quantitative data about what students have learned.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to work with SRS software in combination with presentation software (like PowerPoint), to construct questions that maximize learning, and to employ clickers as part of innovative teaching strategies.

Mosaic Faculty Fellows

The Mosaic Active Learning Initiative is Indiana University’s comprehensive set of services and strategies to support faculty and students using active learning spaces.

The Mosaic Faculty Fellows program gives instructors the support they need to transform their teaching and promote engaged student learning. The program has four goals:
     • Preparing faculty members to teach in active learning classrooms by introducing them to new instructional strategies and technologies
     • Building a community of faculty members who collaborate to advance their own teaching and to mentor colleagues exploring new pedagogies
     • Promoting evidence-based teaching by encouraging instructors to study the impacts of new spaces and instructional approaches on student learning
     • Creating faculty leaders who work together to guide the development of new learning spaces across the university

The program is a one-year commitment to transforming teaching and contributing to the development of learning spaces and related teaching practices at IUPUI. To learn more about the Mosaic Faculty Fellows program and its benefits, please visit: https://uits.iu.edu/mosaic/fellows.  

Download an application for the 2016-2017 Mosaic Faculty Fellows program at IUPUI now. The application deadline is May 20, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact: mosaic@iu.edu

Canvas Information and 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:

Partner Opportunities

2016 FACET Retreat

The 2016 FACET Retreat, Discovering the Learner Within, will be held on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, 2016.  This event offers a variety of hands-on, traditional conference sessions.  Keynote speakers include: David Malik, James Wimbush, and Angela McNelis.  Registration: $125 per individual.  This fee includes materials, breakfast on Saturday, and lunch on Saturday.  To register visit:  http://go.iu.edu/1cde

IUPUI ePortfolio Grants Request for Proposals

The 2016-2017 ePortfolio Grants Call for Proposals is now available.  The proposal submission deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016. Grants are intended to support the transition of ePortfolio projects currently in Oncourse to Taskstream, as well as new ePortfolio projects. Project work may begin as early as the first summer term. Questions may be directed to Susan Kahn (skahn@iupui.edu) or Susan Scott (sbscott@iupui.edu).

ePortfolio Showcase

Friday, April 1  | Taylor Hall UC 104  | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The ePortfolio Initiative, Life-Health Sciences Internship Program, and University College are pleased to announce the 2016 ePortfolio Showcase on April 1 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.  Participating students represent a wide range of departments, majors, and schools.  Please plan to stop by Taylor Hall UC104, perhaps on the way to the Last Lecture. The formal program will begin at 1:15 and take about half an hour, including brief presentations by Jarrod Cool, Rachel Larsen, Elena Peters, Jeremy Lahey, and Tierra Pinkins. The remainder of the period provides opportunities for one-on-one conversations with the participants, who will have laptops and be prepared to describe their ePortfolio work. Come support your own students and see what others are doing that may stimulate your ideas.

Recommended Reading

Small changes in teaching: The last 5 minutes of class

Lang, J. (March 7, 2016). Small changes in teaching: The last 5 minutes of class. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Changes-in-Teaching-The/235583

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