Requests for Proposals

E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching Call for Proposals - Due this Thursday, Nov. 15

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

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 2013 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.

Using Groups in Oncourse 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This workshop is designed for novice to intermediate Oncourse users.

Many of the tools in Oncourse are “group aware”, allowing students to learn, communicate, and share resources in a collaborative setting. In this workshop you will learn how to create groups and how to manage them within the framework of Oncourse.

Google Docs

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This workshop is designed for novice Google Docs users.

Explore ways to promote online collaboration with Google docs. Google docs is a suite of web-based applications that facilitate group work easily. Google Docs includes a spreadsheet and word processing application and others.

Reflection in Teaching and Learning: An Introduction 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | UL 1116 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Mark Alexander | Presenter: Susan Kahn

Research indicates that reflection can help students define themselves as learners and professionals, contribute to students’ development as reflective practitioners, enhance student engagement, and provide rich information for assessment and improvement. With effective guidance, reflection encourages students to make connections among learning experiences across courses and disciplines and between classroom and out-of-class experiences. The term “reflection” takes on different meanings in different disciplines and contexts, however, and the extensive body of scholarly literature on the subject can be daunting. This workshop will provide an overview of basic concepts and practices with some emphasis on the use of reflection in ePortfolios. Bring ideas and questions to share in this discussion of approaches to teaching students how to interpret, comprehend, and integrate their learning through reflection.

Evaluation with Logic Models

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | UL 1116 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Jacqueline Singh

The use of logic models has grown in popularity in the last twenty years. Many grantors, government entities, not-for-profits, and organizations now encourage or require their use for planning, monitoring, and/or evaluating interventions. They are a visual method of presenting an idea. Done well, logic models can produce many benefits such as “buy-in” or agreement among diverse stakeholders, identify varying perspectives, clarify interventions to show what they do and how. Capturing the logic embedded within an intervention can clarify its design, support development of performance indicators, be used to understand how and why an intervention fails—or, identify what makes a successful intervention work. Among other things, logic models provide a framework to help structure a coherent evaluative approach, focus data collection and analysis, or write meaningful narrative reports.

This workshop is designed for individuals new to logic modeling and those who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills. It highlights different types of logic models and their use for a variety of purposes. Participants will engage in an activity to develop a logic model for an evaluation they may be working on—or, for one they might propose in the future.

CTL Partner Events
Use of ePortfolio for Accreditation and Program Assessment in a Newly Developed DNP Program

Friday, November 16, 2012 Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room and UL 1125M | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Organizer and Presenter: Debbie Runshe

Julie Meek, Clinical Associate Professor, IU School of Nursing, will discuss how a new doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program utilized its ePortfolio as a curricular frame designed to meet accreditation standards and showcase student evidence of attainment of outcomes. Students use the portfolio tools in Oncourse to collect artifacts/examples of their course work, practicum experiences, and an inquiry project while reflecting on their learning. The ePortfolio streamlined the initial accreditation visit with optimal results. Faculty are also using the ePortfolio to guide their program-level assessment. The process, rubrics, and first round results will be presented.

No registration necessary. The  webinar can be viewed online, using your own computer, in an Adobe Connect online meeting room: Participants will be able to log in as guests. The instructions for preparing for and participating in the workshop will be sent a few days prior to the presentation. If you have any questions about the webinar, please feel free to contact Debbie Runshe

Center for Teaching and Learning

phone: (317) 274-1300
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