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Announcements

Early Career Teaching Academy Applications due Dec. 15, 2016

Most new 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.

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.

The next academy will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday, February 10, 2017, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Click here for more information and to apply.  

2017 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Request for Proposals

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects designed to improve student learning and successes at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus.  In addition, the grants seek to enhance the conversation about scholarly teaching on campus and increase the practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning.  The request for proposals is now available at http://ctl.iupui.edu/Programs/CEG.   The deadline for submitting 2017 CEG proposals is January 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., EST.

IT Office Hours for Submitting Final Course Grades

The CTL Instructional Technology Consultants will be hosting office hours for submitting final course grades in the CTL, UL 1125.  Drop in for assistance or call for an appointment.  Office hours are as follows:

  • Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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:

Graduate Student Programming

CIRTL at IUPUI - New Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs

CIRTL at IUPUI - New Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Visit CIRTL at IUPUI to learn more about how IUPUI graduate students and postdocs can participate in local and cross-network CIRTL activities and earn digital badges through a Canvas course to showcase their teaching development efforts to prospective employers.

Upcoming CIRTL Programming Sign up for a CIRTL account network to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network workshops and events. 

Note: You do not need to be enrolled in the Canvas course to start participating in CIRTL local and cross-network programming.

Partner Opportunities

Indiana University Introduces Two-Step Login (Duo)

Email and online scams (phishing attacks) are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Two-step login (Duo), also known as two-factor authentication, adds a second layer of security when you log into secure systems. It combines an additional verification with your username and passphrase, and helps prevent anyone but you from logging in. 

At Indiana University, Two-step login (Duo) adds this second layer of security for some university systems, and also for your personal information and financial data (Bursar direct deposit, for example).  The Duo Mobile app for smartphones or tablets is recommended, but if you don't have such a device, regular cell phones and landlines are also supported. For step-by-step instructions for the various ways to begin, see Getting started with Two-step login (Duo) at IU.

Recommended Reading

Thinking about end of course assessment and evaluation?

Either the blog or book chapter listed below is a good starting point for thinking about end of course assessment and evaluation. Together, the two pieces nourish some positive thinking about what to do next time about assessment and evaluation. 

Book Chapter

Bain, K. (2004). How do they evaluate their students and themselves? Chapter 7 in What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Available as an online resource at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus through University Library: http://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/13877676

Available as a book at many IU campuses: http://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/13877676 

Blog Post

Center for Teaching and Learning, Macomb Community College (2013, June 4). How the best teachers evaluate their students and themselves, matters [Web Log Post]. Retrieved from http://ctl.emacomb.com/blog/2013/06/04/how-the-best-teachers-evaluate-their-students-and-themselves-matters/

Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: 317-274-1300
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UL 1125
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5146
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