Requests for Proposals

Flipped Classroom FLC Applications Due Tomorrow

Due By: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 5 p.m.
For more information or to submit an application»

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

General Information
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.
Call for Proposals
Symposium Website
Register to attend the Symposium

If you have questions, please email or call 317-274-1300.

Learning Environments Grants - Applications Now Accepted

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.


CTL Events
  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

Friday, October 26, 2012 | UL 1125M | 10 - 11:30 a.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.

  Delivering Engaging Lectures with Clickers - Parts 1 & 2

In this two part workshop, instructors will learn how to use audience response systems to promote student engagement. Attendees are encouraged to register for both sessions. Capacity is limited; register soon.

Part 1:
Friday, October 26, 2012| Online Adobe Connect Room | 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Register» | Organizer: Erich Bauer | Presenters: Jennifer Beasley and Andy Gavrin

This workshop will describe how Instructors can employ Student Response Systems (SRS) such as clickers to both promote active learning and gain critical feedback about student learning. Participants will have the opportunity to hear IUPUI Physics Professor, Andy Gavrin discuss how clickers are integrated into his teaching.

Part 2:
Friday, November 2, 2012| Online Adobe Connect Room | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Erich Bauer

In this informative session, participants will be introduced to the student response system(SRS) supported by Indiana University called TurningPoint. Working within the SRS software, participants will do the following: build basic slides; facilitate presentations; generate reports; and incorporate best practices.

  eText/Courseload Faculty Showcase

Friday, October 26, 2012 | Online Adobe Connect Room | 10 - 11:15 a.m.
Register» | Organizers: Randy Newbrough and John Gosney

This webinar will feature IU faculty members who have incorporated the use of eText/Courseload into their courses.  Faculty members from IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and IU East will demonstrate how they are using Courseload tools to provide a more immersive teaching and learning experience for both the student and instructor.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as come away from the webinar with specific ideas of how to use eText/Courseload in their courses.

A Courseload representative will also present an update on new enhancements to the applications as well as new training resources that have been developed for both faculty and students.

This workshop will be held online using Adobe Connect. You will need working speakers to hear the presenter. It is strongly recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection to participate in this session. Registered participants will receive an email with instructions for viewing and a link to the Adobe Connect meeting room a day or two before the event.

  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.


Advancing Learning with Technology (ALT) Symposium

Friday, November 9, 2012 | University Library | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Mark Alexander | Presenter: Dr. Andrew Ng, Stanford University

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will be hosting the second annual Advancing Learning with Technology (ALT) Symposium. The ALT Symposium brings the higher education community together to examine and showcase instructional technology strategies that impact learning across a variety of disciplines. The program will include presentations by faculty as well a keynote delivered through live video conference entitled, “The Online Revolution: High-Quality Education for Everyone” by Dr. Andrew Ng, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and a co-founder of Coursera. Dr. Ng has recently been interviewed on NPR as well as featured in Tom Brokaw Reports for his involvement in Massive Online Open Courses - MOOCs. 

Please review the ALT website to learn about the event and register. 

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