Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grants in Support of IU Online

Request for Proposals

The IU Office of Online Education will fund Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grants(SF-CEG) in Support of IU Online. The purpose of the grant initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to develop online courses or programs designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. A particular priority is for proposals emphasizing graduate and professional level offerings. Proposal submission deadline is April 12, 2013. Click here for the guidelines and application.

Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposal Development Brown Bag

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Campus Center 305 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Stephen Hundley and Pratibha Varma-Nelson

This session is designed to assist faculty who are interested in applying for a Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grant (SF-CEG) in Support of IU Online and have questions about developing the proposal. Information about the Special Focus CEG initiative, the special focus priorities for online graduate/professional offerings, proposal guidelines, and how to write the proposal will be provided. Several aspects of the proposal development process will be covered - including identifying an online concern or opportunity 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.

Spring Break Online Teaching Series - Underway

Our Online Teaching series is underway. We still have seats available for our remaining session. See listings below for more information.

Session 5 | Web Conferencing with Adobe Connect

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | University Library 1125M | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mark Alexander

Acquire the skills you need to facilitate an online class session in real-time using Adobe Connect. Gain hands-on experience creating polls, working with the chat pod, using video and audio components and other features. Prior to the workshop, attendees should request and an Adobe Connect account at http://collaboration.iu.edu.

Session 6 | Online Assessments

Friday, March 15, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

In this workshop, explore traditional and alternate online assessment approaches. Specifically, participants will work with rubrics; checklists; online tests and surveys; and online learning activities. Develop a rubric and/or checklists specifically tailored for your courses.

CTL Events

E.C. Moore Symposium

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Sarah Lang | Presenters: Jose Antonio Bowen (Keynote) and select IUPUI faculty.

The Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence is one of IUPUI's oldest public events, dating from the years of IUPUI's inception. Named in honor of Edward C. Moore, former dean of the faculties, the symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage student learning. Visit event webpage.

This year's keynote speaker is Jose Antonio Bowen, Algur H Meadows Chair and Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and author of the book Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning.

Incorporating Clickers into the Classroom

Monday, March 18, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Erich Bauer, Jennifer Beasley, Amy Powell | Presenter: Jennifer Beasley, Amy Powell, Andy Gavrin, Mark Kesling

Do you want to engage all your students, increase participation, provide or receive instant student feedback? Have you considered using clickers in your course? In this workshop participants will discuss clickers as a tool that may facilitate and gain critical feedback about student learning. Hear the perspectives of IUPUI faculty members Andy Gavrin and Mark Kesling and how they currently incorporate clickers into their teaching. Learn what resources are available at your IU campus to assist you.

PeerMark and Peer Review

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | UL 1125M | 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizers and Presenters: Sarah Lang and Lauren Easterling

An introduction to the PeerMark tool – part of the turnitin suite – and to using peer review activities in course activities. Topics discussed include: introduction to Peermark, how and when to create meaningful peer review activities, and how to best use PeerMark in these activities.

Mid-Semester Associate Faculty Forum

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | UL 1125 | 5:15 - 8 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Jennifer Beasley | Presenters: CTL Consultants

Join us for our first Mid-semester Associate Faculty Forum! We welcome faculty with part-time appointments to join us for an evening of discovery, reflection, and learning. The evening’s interactive sessions will cover a variety of teaching topics, and you will find something new, exciting, and useful. The evening will begin with a discussion on evidence based teaching. Individual session topics will include: engaging students in the classroom, facilitating discussions, and library resources at IUPUI.

Partner Event

Nanotechnology Discovery Summer Camp for High School Students

Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2013 | For more information»

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) Summer Camp is a week-long day camp (June 10-14, 2013, or June 24-28, 2013) that provides a unique opportunity for high-school students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology on the IUPUI campus. Nanotechnology concerns the control of matter in the nanometer scale: one nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. This cutting-edge field is becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines. The camp fee ($295) covers all camp materials and supplies, and includes daily lunch and the cost of one IUPUI course credit. Need-based scholarships may be available; housing and transportation not available. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2013.

Participating high-school students will work with world-renowned faculty mentors to: Discover innovative technologies, gain hands-on laboratory experience, engage in research and learning activities and earn one college-credit hour.

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