Requests for Proposals

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
Delivering Engaging Lectures with Clickers - Part 2

In this two part workshop, instructors will learn how to use audience response systems to promote student engagement.

Friday, November 2, 2012 | UL 1125M | 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.

A Discussion of the Degree Profile

Friday, November 2, 2012 | IT 121| 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.

First Wednesday Brown Bag: Managing Disruptive Behavior and Promoting Civility

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | UL 1116 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer & Presenter: Lisa Contino

Have you experienced disruptive student conduct such as off topic chatter, unwarranted challenges to authority, or other uncivil behavior that interferes with the learning experience? Whether you are dealing with these challenges now or have in your past, we invite you to share your questions, insights, and experiences and work together to formulate strategies to promote civility. Bring your lunch. We’ll have coffee and popcorn.

This session is part of the First Wednesday Brown Bag Series, which is designed to provide faculty with a forum to discuss common teaching challenges and to consider constructive, evidence-based solutions to those challenges. Each facilitated session is focused on a particular topic and designed for faculty with all levels of experience.

This series is cosponsored by the Gateway to Graduation Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

STEP-Up Your Pedagogy: Peer-Mentoring

Friday, November 9, 2012 | UL 1126 | 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Sarah Lang | Presenters: Kathleen Marrs, Jeffrey Watt, and Mariah Judd

This first workshop, focused primarily on peer-mentoring, will include an overview of peer-mentoring; a panel discussion about the various ways faculty have incorporated peer mentors into their courses; a step-by-step guide for implementation, including a discussion of funding opportunities; and a brief introduction to interventions detailed in future workshops (Just-in-time-teaching and Peer Led Team Learning).  Although CI-STEP funding opportunities concentrate on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, faculty from ALL disciplines are welcome to attend.

Please visit the CI-STEP website for more information about the program.

This workshop series is co-sponsored by the Central Indiana STEM Talent Expansion Program (CI-STEP) and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Note: this workshop will be repeated on November 13, 4:30 – 6:00pm.

Advancing Learning with Technology (ALT) Symposium

Friday, November 9, 2012 | University Library | 9 a.m. - 12:30 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. 

Developing Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Proposals (two dates)

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Pratibha Varma-Nelson & Terri Tarr

Monday, November 19, 2012 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Pratibha Varma-Nelson & Terri Tarr

This session is designed to assist faculty who are interested in applying for a 2012 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) and have questions about developing the proposal. Information about the CEG initiative, proposal guidelines, and how to write the proposal will be provided. Several aspects of the proposal development process will be covered - including identifying a concern in the classroom and crafting it into a problem statement, understanding what is currently being done and has been done to solve the problem, designing an intervention, clearly identifying expected outcomes, and articulating how the outcomes will be measured.

For more information on the CEG initiative:

Critical Thinking: Fundamental and Powerful Concepts

Friday , November 16, 2012 | UL 1116 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino

This is the third 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.

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