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2017 E.C. Moore Symposium – Register Now!
Registration for the 2017 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching is now open. This year’s symposium will feature a keynote address on High-impact Practices to Promote Student Learning and Success: Considerations for Effectiveness, Quality, and Equity by Dr. Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and the NSSE Institute at the IU Bloomington School of Education. The plenary address on Every Classroom is a Laboratory will be delivered by Rob Elliott, Lecturer in Computer and Information Technology at the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI and recipient of the 2016 IUPUI Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The E.C. Moore Symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and the instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. This year’s symposium will feature concurrent sessions, a poster session and presenters’ reception, a showcase of student ePortfolios, and other opportunities to interact with students and colleagues. The 2017 E.C. Moore Symposium will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, March 3, 2017.
For more information and to register, please visit ecmoore.iupui.edu.
Note: Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College's Gateway Teaching Academy.
General Education Course Review Process FAQ's
Monday, February 20 | UL 1125 M | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, Terri Tarr, Kathryn Thedwall
As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses, especially course coordinators, may have questions about how to assemble the information and materials needed for the course review portfolio. This session will address frequently asked questions about the general education review process, with time allotted for questions and discussion.
Note: This workshop will also be given on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Click here to register.
Collaborating Online with Zoom
Tuesday, February 21 | UL 1125 M | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski and Presenter(s): Kael Kanczuzewski
Zoom is a new video conferencing and web collaboration software available to all faculty, students, and staff at Indiana University. Zoom makes it easy to meet with colleagues or students and share your screen, create breakout rooms, and/or record the meeting.
In this face-to-face workshop, we will start with an overview of how to use Zoom and the various use cases for collaborating with colleagues or students. Participants will then be invited to try Zoom on their own. If you have a laptop bring it along, otherwise laptops will be available for use.
Teaching@IUPUI: Motivating Students to Prepare for Class
Wednesday, February 22 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Terri Tarr
Getting students to come to class prepared can be a challenge but is essential to making in-class time productive. In this session, participants will learn strategies to guide students’ pre-class learning, to make explicit the relevance of pre-class work, and to assess students’ preparation.
Teaching Portfolio Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Thursday, February 23 | UL 1126 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S. Rao and Presenter(s): Anusha S. Rao, Lauren Easterling
When applying for faculty positions with teaching responsibilities, an increasing expectation in institutions with a focus on undergraduate education is that applicants will have a collection of evidence of their experiences related to teaching and learning. Even if you have not formally taught a course, you may have had other experiences that can demonstrate your growing ability related to teaching. This workshop will address ways to think about experiences related to teaching,and how to document these for the job search.
Quality Matters at IU: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses
Friday, February 24 | UL 1130 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov
This workshop introduces faculty and staff to the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and to the QM Process. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized quality assurance organization for online course design, and the QM Process is a faculty-led peer review process that uses the research-based standards (criteria) of the QM Rubric to certify online courses. Eventually, many online courses within the IU system will undergo the QM Process with the goal of achieving national QM recognition. Faculty may also use the QM Rubric as a guide to design online courses. And, for faculty who are interested, this course serves as a pre-requisite for QM's Peer Reviewer Course, which is a required course for faculty who seek certification as a QM Peer Reviewer, allowing them to participate in QM course reviews for courses created here at IU and at other universities.
The workshop will be offered as an in-person workshop at IUPUI on Friday, February 24th, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in University Library, UL 1130, with a one hour break for lunch. Participants are free to bring their own lunch or to take advantage of the many options available on campus. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.
Online Test Proctoring by ProctorU: Q and A Session
Monday, February 27 | UL 1125 M | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski and Presenter(s): Wes Darby, ProctorU
ProctorU is one of the online test proctoring services currently being piloted at Indiana University. On Monday, February 27th, representatives from ProctorU will be on campus to meet with faculty, answer questions, hear concerns, and gather feedback. If you have been using either ProctorU or Examity, or if you would simply like to learn more about online proctoring at IU, please join us. Refreshments will be served.
Customizing Canvas Content with HTML
Tuesday, February 28 | UL 1125 M | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Jeani Young and Presenter(s): Jeani Young
Do you want to customize the look of your Canvas course? Have you clicked on the HTML Editor link when editing a Canvas page or assignment and thought it looked too confusing for you? In this workshop we will demystify the HTML code that describes how your content looks in Canvas. Participants will learn about HTML tags and how to modify them, including:
- floating and setting margins around images
- changing colors with hexadecimal codes
- use <div> tags to highlight important information without compromising readability
- incorporating advanced tab and accordion interactions to organize longer content sections
Sample Canvas pages will be available through Canvas Commons. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to work with these provided workshop materials.
Preparing and Delivering a Teaching Demonstration
Thursday, March 2 | UL 1126 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S. Rao and Presenter(s): Debora Herold, Ralph McClure
Candidates for academic positions are often asked to give a teaching demonstration as part of an on campus interview. This workshop will be presented by faculty members who have recently done a successful teaching demonstration and have been part of faculty search committees and evaluated teaching demonstrations. The presenters will provide a framework for planning a teaching demonstration and some example approaches to teaching a given topic. Participants will learn about the importance of considering the institutional and pedagogical contexts when preparing a teaching demonstration. Participants will also learn about resources, tips, and strategies that will help them further develop their planned demonstrations.
Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior
Wednesday, March 8 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Anusha S Rao
How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and manage such common disruptions in both the face-to-face and online teaching contexts.
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:
CTL and CIRTL Programming
•The workshop on Teaching Portfolio Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 2:30 - 4 p.m. at University Library, Room UL 1126. Click to get more information and register.
•The workshop on Preparing and Delivering a Teaching Demonstration will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 2:30 - 4 p.m. at University Library, Room UL 1126. Click to get more information and register.
•Sign up for a CIRTL network account to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network courses, workshops, and events.
LEAP Indiana Conference
Friday, April 7 | Ivy Tech Conference Center, Indianapolis | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free registration, but limited admission!
The LEAP Indiana Conference, to be held Friday, April 7, 2017 will feature keynote speaker Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research at the University Nevada, Las Vegas; and a partner in the AAC&U’s LEAP project, Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning.
LEAP Indiana seeks to create and support connections among diverse faculty from across all Indiana colleges and universities who are passionate about teaching and the exploration of innovative pedagogies aligned with AAC&U’s LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) States Initiative. This conference is sponsored by faculty leaders from public state institutions across Indiana (
- Transparency in Teaching
- Inclusive Classroom
- Center for Teaching and Learning - Director's track
- Ed Camp
If you have any questions, please email
register for the conference using this link.
Being Black, Being Male on Campus
Tate, E. (2017, February 9). ‘Being black, being male on campus’. Inside Higher Ed., https://tinyurl.com/zqarmuz
This article contains an interview with Derrick R. Brooms, author of Being Black Being Male on Campus.