IN THIS ISSUE:
Mosaic Active Learning Initiative- IUPUI Luncheon
Friday, September 9 | Hine Hall Ballroom | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Tracey Birdwell and Presenter(s): J.D. Walker, Christina Petersen
Mosaic is Indiana University's active learning initiative. Join other colleagues on September 9 to help launch Mosaic on the IUPUI campus.
IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy E. Johnson and Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies Anastasia (Stacy) Morrone will talk about the Mosaic Initiative and introduce the IUPUI Mosaic Faculty Fellows.
The luncheon will also feature J.D. Walker and Christina Petersen from the University of Minnesota. They are leading researchers on active learning spaces and the pedagogical practices that support active learning.
The Mosaic Initiative luncheon is sponsored by UITS, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).
Note: Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College's Gateway Teaching Academy.
Teaching@IUPUI: Introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques
Thursday, September 1 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): Anusha S. Rao, Terri Tarr
Formative assessment is used as a check on learning, and is administered periodically throughout the learning experience. Classroom assessment techniques (C.A.T.s) are low-stakes, non-graded formative assessments for students and instructors. They 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 introductory-level 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.
Teaching@IUPUI: Lecturing with the Learner in Mind
Thursday, September 8 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): 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.
Teaching@IUPUI: Creating Rubrics That Work
Thursday, September 15 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): James Gregory, Douglas Jerolimov
Using rubrics increases grading transparency, consistency, and efficiency while encouraging students to link assignments to learning objectives and become more critical assessors of their own work. However, many faculty feel that creating a rubric and using it effectively requires time and effort that they cannot spare. In this online mini-workshop, participants will learn some basic principles for quickly creating effective rubrics that will make assessing student work faster, more consistent, and more rewarding. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.
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.
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:
Team Teaching and Team-based Learning
Academy of Teaching Scholars WorkshopsIn preparation for teaching in the new IUSM curriculum, the Academy of Teaching Scholars presents three workshops to develop skills in team teaching and team-based learning. Faculty from schools other than IUSM are welcome to attend.
- The Team Teaching session on August 23rd, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., will explore research-based strategies to make the most of team teaching. Presented by Kathryn Plank, editor of Team Teaching: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy.
- The Team-Based Learning (TBL) 101 session on September 29th, 5:15- 7:15 p.m., will be conducted in a TBL format, where participants must prepare ahead, take a Readiness Assurance test (individual and team), and engage actively with their assigned team members. Presented by Rick Sabina, Professor of Biomedical Sciences (retired), Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
- The Effective Facilitation of Team-Based Learning session on September 30th, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m., will provide useful strategies to overcome common scenarios that can present challenges for a facilitator. Presented by Rick Sabina, Professor of Biomedical Sciences (retired), Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
All sessions will be available via Polycom. These are free and open to all, but registration is required.
Get Published and Write Winning Proposals
Get Published, Write Winning Proposals and Produce Effective Presentations: A Workshop Series for International Faculty and Scholars
Organized by Internationally Renowned Applied Linguist Dr. Ulla Connor
- Academic Writing for Publication in English (September 16, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & January 27, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
- Scientific Grant Proposal Writing (September 30, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & February 17, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
- Communication Skills for Oral Presentations (October 21, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & March 10, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
All of the workshops are designed to assist international faculty, researchers and graduate students to improve their oral, written and intercultural communication strategies and to provide engaging, hands-on learning activities. For registration dates and more information, please visit https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/icic/pages/workshops/. For questions, feel free to contact Ulla Connor at 317-278-2441 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register early, space is limited.
International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC)
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
The Center for Teaching and Learning
The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)
Call for Proposals for the IU Online Conference
The Office of Online Education, in collaboration with the Office of Collaborative Programs and eLearning Design and Services, is hosting an inaugural statewide IU Online Conference, November 11, 2016 on the IUPUI campus.
In preparation for the conference, the Office of Online Education is seeking proposals from IU faculty and staff from across the state who are innovators and collaborators in the online space. These proposals will focus on supporting IU's mission of delivering high-quality, highly engaging, online courses and programs to IU students around the globe.
The Office of Online Education will consider proposals for 45-minute presentations that address empirical research, showcase best practices, and/or describe lessons learned related to online courses or programs. Proposals are due Sunday, September 25, 2016 by 11:59 p.m. For additional information, or to submit a proposal, visit the conference proposal page at https://teachingonline.iu.edu/events/conference2016/index.html.
Mack Fellows Call for Applications
The Mack Fellows’ work is at the very core of the mission of Indiana University’s Mack Center for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning. Each year a group of fellows is selected from the full-time faculty (tenured, holding tenurable appointments, Lecturers, Librarians with Faculty rank) of IU campuses to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
Each applicant must propose an ambitious yet attainable SoTL research project that is innovative, well grounded in the emerging body of knowledge about SoTL, and has a projected important effect on the home campus, IU, SoTL and/or on scholarly teaching across the academy. Applications are due by October 1, 2016. For additional information, visit: https://facet.iu.edu/news-events/_news/20160603-mack-fellows-call.html.