Flipped Classroom FLC Applications Being Accepted
Due By: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 5 p.m.
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The Flipped Classroom Faculty Learning Community will explore the elements and continuum of “flipping,” and in doing so, determine ways in which each faculty member will incorporate the underlying principles of flipping to a course. The Flipped Classroom FLC will be active throughout 2013, and is intended to encourage faculty to flip their classrooms in order to:
- Promote active learning
- Promote deeper learning
- Promote student collaboration
- Provide feedback during classroom activities
- Use technology to support active learning and collaboration
- Increase student engagement with course concepts
- Increase student responsibility for learning
Full-time faculty at IUPUI (e.g. lecturers, clinical faculty, and tenure-track faculty) are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m. Submit application online. Members will be notified of their acceptance by Thursday, November 1. Applications will be reviewed by CTL staff, and will be selected on the basis of quality, creativity, and discipline.
E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching Call for Proposals
Due By: Thursday, November 15, 2012
The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting proposals for the 2013 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching, which will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2013. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal, and encourage you to share this invitation and information with colleagues.
The E.C. Moore Symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. The 2013 program will feature sessions exploring these and similar questions:
- What strategies have you employed that increase student learning, engagement, and/or success?
- How have you translated a specific pedagogy from another discipline to your discipline?
- How have student perspectives, partnerships, input, or feedback been used to make courses or curricula more effective?
- How have community perspectives, partnerships, input, or feedback been used to make courses or curricula more effective?
- How have you successfully integrated instructional technology to enhance students’ learning experiences?
- How have you tapped into a community of scholars to improve or renew your teaching?
- How have you assessed the impact of teaching on student learning?
- What influences, inspirations, or strategies have you drawn upon to stay engaged or motivated as a teacher?
Proposals will be accepted through Thursday, November 15. Applicants will be notified in January 2013 of their proposal’s status.If you have questions, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-274-1300.
Call for Proposals
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Learning Environments Grants - Applications Now Open
Due By: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5 p.m.
For more information or to submit a proposal»
Through the awarding of small grants, the Learning Environments Grant (LEG) supports the creation of innovative, engaging formal and informal learning environments that meet the needs of both faculty and students. The committee meets once a month throughout each academic year to make funding decisions and is composed of faculty and staff from all relevant units of the university. Schools and departments at IUPUI and IUPUC are eligible for the LEG. Please email the CTL with any questions.
Critical Thinking: Identifying Essential Questions
Friday, October 19, 2012 | UL 1126 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino
This is the second 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 final workshop in the series is:
Not All Concepts Are Created Equal: Identifying Fundamental and Powerful Concepts and their Corresponding Vocabulary, Friday, November 16, 10-11:30, UL 1116
A Discussion of the Degree Profile
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | ES 2132 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Karen Alfrey, Kathy Johnson, Frank Moman, and more
Mapping, Assessing, and Documenting Student Achievement at the Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Levels – A Discussion of the Degree Profile
Facilitators: This session will be co-facilitated by faculty from IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana who are leading the Quality Collaboratives project (Karen Alfrey, Kathy Johnson, Frank Moman, Carol Schuck, Mel Wininger)
The Degree Profile (or ‘Degree Qualifications Profile’) is a new framework for defining and helping to measure the general knowledge and skills that students must master in order to earn degrees at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. IUPUI and Ivy Tech Central Indiana are participants in a national project involving 2 and 4-year institutions from 9 states that is intended to create new assessment frameworks and approaches based on the Degree Profile. This session will invite faculty feedback on the Degree Profile and will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a recently-developed rubric designed to help assess associate-level learning outcomes in the domain of written communication competency. This session is particularly designed to help orient faculty working on curriculum committees associated with the developing Statewide Transferable General Education Core to associate degree competencies.
This session will be repeated on November 2, 2012, 12 - 1:30 p.m. in IT 121.
Grading Discussion Forums
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Online Adobe Connect Room | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mark Alexander
This workshop is designed for beginning to intermediate Oncourse users.
Many people are not aware that it is possible to grade forums directly from the forum tool.
Attend this workshop to learn how to attach a grade to your student's responses in the forums.
Planning and Leading Effective Discussions
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | UL 1125M | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Sarah Lang | Presenters: Sarah Lang and Heather McCabe
Facilitating an effective discussion is a challenge whether you are teaching a large lecture or a small recitation; face-to-face or online. Even more of a challenge is when the topic of discussion is controversial. In this session, we will discuss ways to plan and manage discussions. Bring your questions and concerns, and feel free to bring your lunch.
This discussion is part of the CTL’s Professional Development for Teaching Assistants Program. Current graduate and professional students are welcome to attend.
Using Adobe Connect Within Oncourse
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Online Adobe Connect Room | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Erich Bauer
This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced Oncourse users.
Would you like the ability to have students join your Adobe Connect session through Oncourse? Attend this workshop to learn this easy method to allow students to log in and view your Connect Meeting through Oncourse.
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 http://www.planning.iupui.edu/45.html. The deadline for fall grants is Friday, October 12, 2012.