Requests for Proposals

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

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 27, 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.

First Wednesday Brown Bag: Engaging and Motivating Learners

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | UL 1116 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino

Have you observed learners dozing off, distracting themselves with technology, avoiding answering questions, missing class, reading outside material or exhibiting other signs of disengagement or inattention? 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 student engagement. 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.

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