Upcoming Signature Events

E.C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence - This Thursday - April 4

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | Campus Center 405 | 8 a.m. - 4 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.

CTL Lecture Series with Lauren K. Robel - Tuesday, April 9

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Inlow Hall Wynne Courtroom | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizers: Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Terri Tarr, Angela Briel | Presenter: IUB Provost Lauren Robel

In partnership with the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the IUPUI Office for Women, this year's CTL Lecture Series speaker is Professor, Provost and Executive Vice President of Indiana University, Bloomington, Lauren K. Robel.  As a past president of the Association of American Law Schools, Provost Robel will speak in part about the pedagogical challenges and teaching practices law schools face.  A reception will precede the lecture from 5:30 - 6 p.m., the lecture is 6 - 7:30 p.m. There will be time for a question and answer session.

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.

Upcoming Workshops and Webinars

First Wednesday Brown Bag: Engaging and Motivating Learners

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 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.

Teaching@IUPUI: Planning a Class Session

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Jennifer Beasley

You have just 60 minutes to cover a topic. How do you choose and then organize the subtopics? How do you engage students in learning? How do you find out what they’ve learned? Most importantly, how do you fit it all in? In this session, you will learn the basics of planning a learning unit, while avoiding common pitfalls along the way. This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online workshop series, Teaching@IUPUI. Tailored for faculty new to IUPUI, each online workshop serves as a forum to learn new strategies and hone teaching practices. Grounded in current research, these workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies that can make instruction more effective and efficient as well as introduce participants to teaching and learning resources available on campus.

IUanyWare, IU Box, and your Courses: Productivity, Efficiency, and Quality

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This is part one a two-part exploration of two IU-provided cloud services (IUanyWare and IU Box) and how these services can be used to support instruction and learning. Part one introduces the concepts of cloud computing and cloud-based storage, and looks at potential applications of IUanyWare and IU Box to your courses. Specifically, in this part we will focus on how these tools can impact the productivity, efficiency and quality of instruction and learning.

IUPUI ePortfolio Spring Symposium

Friday, April 19, 2013 | CE 305 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Mark Alexander | Presenter: Susan Kahn

The IUPUI ePortfolio Spring Symposium features a mixture of presentations by colleagues currently using ePortfolios and updates from members of the ePortfolio team. This year we will present a showcase of faculty and student work with ePortfolios.

Partner Events

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.

Creating an Honors Contract with Your Student

Friday, April 19, 2013 | Taylor Hall, Room 104 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Register»

Many IUPUI faculty members work with Honors College students to make it possible to earn honors credit for courses. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss and reflect on how to assist students in creating effective projects through identifying specific goals and outcomes for honors contracts. A faculty panel will discuss their experiences with honors contracts and share their advice for creating a successful faculty and student experience.

Honors College students will also talk about their needs and concerns when working through the process and completing contracts. Finally Honors College staff will provide resources such as examples of completed honors contracts which meet the goals we want our students to achieve by engaging in the honors contract experience. Assessment of students' work will also be discussed.

Plater Institute on the Future of Learning | Integrative Learning: Translating Theory into Practice

Monday, April 22, 2013 | Campus Center 450 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Register»

The Office of Academic Affairs invites you to attend the 2013 Plater Institute Monday, April 22.

This year’s event is entitled “Integrative Learning: Translating Theory into Practice” and features keynote speaker Dr. Mary Taylor Huber, director of the Carnegie Foundation’s role in the U.S. Professors of the Year program and advisor to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Dr. Huber has written extensively on cultures of teaching in higher education, integrative learning, and faculty roles and rewards.

Recent books which Dr. Huber has authored include: Balancing Acts: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Academic Careers (2004); The Advancement of Learning: Building the Teaching Commons (2005); and The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact (2011).

Third Annual Critical Thinking Symposium with speaker Stephen Brookfield

May 6-7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Register»

The purpose of this event is to foster critical thinking in higher education courses. This two day workshop has something for the new or seasoned faculty interested in critical thinking. Sponsored by Gateway to Graduation, the Center for Service and Learning, and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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