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

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.

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.

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.

Oncourse Resources: Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer & Presenter: Tom Janke

This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced Oncourse users.

The Oncourse Resources tool is a great way to store course materials. Attend this workshop to learn about creating student group folders, linking to resource items and folders, and other tips and tricks with the Oncourse Resources tool.

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.

CTL Partner Events

Reality is Broken: A Conversation with Game Designer and Futurist Jane McGonigal

Monday, November 12, 2012 | Campus Center Theatre | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
More Information» | Presenter: Jane McGonigal

New York Times best-selling author, renowned game designer, humanitarian and futurist Jane McGonigal, Ph.D., brings her unique take on the world, society and technology to the IUPUI community on Monday, November 12.

“A Conversation with Jane McGonigal” will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 at the IUPUI Campus Center Theater, followed by a signing for her recent book, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. The event is free to the public and made possible by the IU School of Informatics at IUPUI and the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI.

Academy of Teaching Scholars: Evidence-Based Teaching

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Presenter: Todd Zakrajsek, PhD

Please note: This is an online version of the FEED presentation to be offered later in the day.
Most academic physicians were trained to become physicians and develop expertise in their fields, but were never actually taught to teach. As a result, most of us have learned how to teach through imitation, observation, intuition and trial-and-error. Each of us has a repertoire of teaching approaches and methods that we believe are effective.
Research on teaching and learning provides valuable information pertaining to what teaching techniques actually work well.
In this online workshop, Dr. Zakrajsek will present a variety of evidence-based principles that can help improve teaching effectiveness, including surprising evidence that some of our cherished perceptions of facilitating learning are false and, if not harmful, are at the very least counterproductive.
Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, IU School of Medicine.

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