Two events featuring Jean-luc Doumont this month
  Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Symposium

Thursday, September 27, 2012 | University Library Lilly Auditorium | 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2011 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2012 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address on Teaching is Not Learning by Jean-luc Doumont, poster presentations by the 2011 CEG recipients, and a reception.

The purpose of the CEG initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2011 awardees and their projects, go to

Welcome and Keynote: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Reception and Poster Session: 4 - 5 p.m.

Keynote Address

Title: Teaching is Not Learning
Speaker: Jean-luc Doumont

Description: Many of us who teach students often feel they have done their job when they have “covered all material”: as lecturers, when they have said everything once; as TAs, when they have provided a solution to all the assigned exercises. But have students learned? In fact, have we done anything that a good book or video sequence could not have done in our place? Observing that “teaching is not learning,” the lecture will show the limitations of traditional approaches, establish the potential value added by an instructor, and provide strategies that will help students learn.

About the keynote speaker: An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Dr. Doumont is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities. For additional information, visit his website.

  Making the Most of Your Presentation

Friday, September 28, 2012 | Campus Center Theater (Lower Level) | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

Strong oral presentation skills are a key to success for engineers, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively, sometimes haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. Based on Dr. Doumont's book Trees, maps, and theorems about “effective communication for rational minds,” this lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations. Among others, it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

About the speaker: An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Dr Doumont is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities. For additional information, visit his website.

This event is cosponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the IU School of Medicine.

CTL Events
  eText/Courseload Overview

Wednesday, September 13, 2012 | Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Mark Alexander

This workshop will be a feature demonstration and tutorial of the Courseload software and how it integrates with Oncourse to offer eText access to students. Furthermore, this workshop will emphasize the benefits of using eTexts such as in-text highlighting and annotating, the ability to search across those highlights/annotations (and choose individuals and groups who can view them), pose and respond to specific questions linked directly to specific sections of texts and also view learner analytic data about student activity within the eText.

  Faculty Writing Circle Organization Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2012 | UL 1126 | 1 - 2 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Jennifer Beasley

Again this academic year, the Center for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring an organizational meeting for individuals interested in becoming involved in a faculty writing circle.

At this meeting we will discuss further the concept of faculty writing circles and assist you in organizing your circle, setting meetings dates and times, expectations, etc.

  Oncourse Calendar Tool

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 12:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Lorie Shuck

This workshop is designed for novice Oncourse users.

The Oncourse Calendar is a robust tool that can provide helpful textual and graphical information to your students. Attend this workshop to learn the basics of using the Oncourse Calendar tool for your course.

  Critical Thinking: Getting Started in the Classroom

Friday, September 21, 2012 | Campus Center 264 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino

Critical Thinking Workshop Series: Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Teaching

Workshop I. Jump into the Deep End: Getting Started in the Classroom

This is the first of three workshops designed to encourage and support faculty as they experiment with activities and assignments that teach students to think critically about the content of a course using discipline-specific logic. The workshops are based on Gerald Nosich’s approach as described in his book Learning to Think Things Through (4th Ed., Pearson, 2012), which uses the Paul-Elder model of critical thinking as a foundation. Many faculty at IUPUI have attended Dr. Nosich’s workshops (sponsored by the Gateway to Graduation program), and have begun to incorporate the model in their courses. Others who are unfamiliar with this approach can access it via an interactive learning tool. Familiarity with Dr. Nosich’s book would prepare workshop participants to get the most out of this series. All are welcome. Bring course materials, e.g., syllabus and a few course assignments/activities.

The second and third workshops in the series are:

Workshop II. What Would a Student Ask? Identifying Essential Questions, Friday, October 19, 10-11:30, UL 1126

Workshop III. Not All Concepts Are Created Equal: Identifying Fundamental and Powerful Concepts and their Corresponding Vocabulary, Friday, November 16, 10-11:30, UL 1116

  Flipped Classroom Exploratory Discussion

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Tom Janke and Terri Tarr | Presenters: Pratibha Varma-Nelson and Lisa Contino

Have you been hearing about flipped classrooms and wondering what they are? Are you thinking this is just another educational fad? Are you intrigued enough to consider flipping all or part of your course?  Active learning and new learning technologies can be combined to change the way we design learning environments. One such learning model is the flipped classroom, which shifts the responsibility for learning and alters the roles of student and teacher. Join us for a faculty discussion to explore the purposes, principles, and elements of a flipped classroom. 

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will be forming a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) of IUPUI and IUPU Columbus scholars interested in experimenting with various forms and degrees of “flipping” and assessing the impact on student learning and attitudes. CTL will offer assistance in designing assessments of student learning.  Applications for the FLC will be distributed at the workshop, and will also be available on the CTL website after the workshop.

This workshop will be repeated on Tuesday, October 6, from 5 - 6 p.m.

  NSF Proposal Writing Workshop: Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) programs

Thursday, October 4, 2012 | UL 1126 | 9 - 11 a.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Joan Prival and Bill Grisham, NSF

Participants will learn how to prepare competitive proposals for the National Science Foundation's  education programs. The workshop will include an overview of the DUE programs in the first hour. The second hour will include a discussion of various components of a TUES proposal, a discussion of common strengths and weaknesses from an analysis of previously submitted TUES proposals, and proposal writing tips.

Topics will include a discussion of evaluation and broader impacts in the context of the TUES program. Participants will be involved in a series of interactive exercises in which they first reflect on their own understanding of the issue, then share these ideas in a small local group and again with the entire group. Through this process, participants should develop a better understanding of what makes a proposal competitive.

Call for Proposals - Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is accepting proposals for the 2012 Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium (ALT) which will take place on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the IUPUI University Library. If there are faculty in your academic unit who have interests that align with the learning technology themes below, please forward this announcement and encourage them to submit a proposal to present. 

The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Andrew Ng, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, and a co-founder of Coursera, a nonprofit organization working with top universities to offer courses to anyone in the world, for free.   The program will include 50-minute breakout sessions (possible formats include panel and roundtable discussions, lecture-discussion, interactive workshops, etc.) and poster presentations.

We especially encourage exploring these and similar questions, but proposals need not be limited to these topics:

• How are you using instructional technology to facilitate student engagement and collaboration?
• How are you incorporating gaming and simulations in the curriculum?
• What are the best practices to incorporate mobile learning platforms in the classroom?
• How are you using virtual worlds to conduct authentic learner-based experiences?
• What strategies are you using to increase student learning and success in an online format?
• How are you assessing the impact of technology on student learning?

Proposals must be submitted no later than September 14th.

For more information, please contact Mark Alexander at:


CTL Partner Events

Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC) Grants

Due By: Friday, October 12, 2012
For more information»

The Program Review and Assessment Committee (PRAC)* invites individuals or groups to submit proposals for initiatives that support:

• the continued development of school/department assessment plans that focus on enhancing student learning and/or

• assessment of program effectiveness in connection with preparing the self-study for program review.

We are especially interested in strategies that are consistent with IUPUI's Principles of Undergraduate Learning and that integrate assessment of generic knowledge and skills with assessment in the major. Budgets for the proposed work should not exceed $2500. Please contact a PRAC member in your school for consultation in the proposal development process.

For complete proposal guidelines see The deadline for fall grants is Friday, October 12, 2012.

17th Annual FACET Associate Faculty and Lecturers' Conference

Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10, 2012 | Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
Register and for more information»

Associate faculty and lecturers mark your calendars for the 17th Annual FACET Associate and Lecturers’ Conference. The state-wide conference sponsored by the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) is designed specifically for associate faculty and lecturers to connect you to teaching resources and pedagogy.  Speakers from across Indiana will share their teaching strategies, techniques and tips. A variety of workshops and discussion forums will offer practical strategies and give faculty a chance to exchange their best practices with each other.

This is a free event however, c onference participation is limited . If interested in attending please complete the 2012 Nomination Form for IUPUI Faculty located at: and return it to your IUPUI campus contact, Jennifer Beasley, IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, UL 1125, IUPUI.

For additional information or questions regarding registration contact Jennifer at or (317) 278-9694.

Center for Teaching and Learning

phone: (317) 274-1300
755 West Michigan Street
UL 1125
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5146
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