Jean-luc Doumont Returns for Two Special Lectures

Persuading Others

Thursday, September 26, 2013 | Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Krista Hoffman-Longtin, IUSM | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

Persuasion skills are a critical asset for any faculty member. We must convince employers to hire us, get funders to support our research, and encourage co-workers to collaborate on our work. This interactive session will take a rational approach to persuasion. Dinner will be served from 5 - 5:30 p.m. The presentation will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Conveying Messages with Graphs

Friday, September 27, 2013 | University Library Lilly Auditorium | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

Doumont takes a look at what is a frequently yet very often poorly used communication device in papers and presentations: graphs. He discusses how to choose the right graph for a given data set and a given research question, how to optimize the graph’s construction to reveal the data, and finally how to phrase a useful caption.

CEG Symposium

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium, Keynote by Brian Coppola

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | University Liibrary Lilly Auditorium | 2 - 6 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Brian Coppola

Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2012 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2013 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address by Brian Coppola, poster presentations by the 2012 CEG recipients, and a reception.

The purpose of the CEG initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2012 awardees and their projects, go to

Keynote lecture by Brian Coppola entitled "Lessons from Three Decades of Subversion"

In his talk, Coppola will review a set of four simple teaching principles that, in today's climate, might seem subversive. First: education is not the same as the certification of competency. Second: the truck is not the same as the groceries it carriers. Third: entertainment is not the same as a good performance. And lastly, that doing real work is better than homework.


Teaching@IUPUI: Informally Assessing Learning

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr

You’re teaching it, but are your students getting it? Learner-centered, faculty-directed assessment activities provide faculty with the kind of feedback they need to inform their day-to-day instructional decisions, while providing students with information that can help them learn more effectively. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop session, you will learn how to implement quick ways to assess and enhance learning.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops will be short (usually 30 minutes), with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions.

Introduction to Oncourse ePortfolio Tools

Friday, September 20, 2013 | UL 1130 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Amy Powell and Presenters: Susan Kahn, Amy Powell, Mark Alexander

Thoughtfully used, electronic portfolios can engage students more deeply in learning, encourage them to develop lifelong learning skills, support faculty collaboration around curricula and learning outcomes, and facilitate authentic assessment. In this session, you’ll learn about IUPUI’s ePortfolio initiative and participate in hands-on demonstration of the ePortfolio environment within Oncourse, including tools available to create attractive academic or professional web sites. You’ll also learn about resources available to support your use of ePortfolios to improve teaching, learning, and assessment.

Oncourse Tests and Surveys – Online

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Tom Janke

Discover how to deliver rich online assessments with the new Oncourse Testing tool. Participants will learn how to create question pools, import questions in bulk from text documents, import tests from the old Oncourse test tool, reduce the risk of academic dishonesty and more using the new Test tool. This is a hands-on workshop and participants are encouraged to bring digital versions of or have access to their existing assessments for experimentation.

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (Two Offerings)

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | University Library 1126 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Pratibha Varma-Nelson | Presenter: Brian Coppola

Friday, October 18, 2013 | University Library 1126 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Pratibha Varma-Nelson | Presenter: Brian Coppola

A statement of teaching philosophy is a discipline-centered argument about ones instructional practices. As with any other professional argumentation, the essay ought to have a thesis (or claim), and a coherent text that focuses on providing evidence that warrants the claim. In this workshop, participants will prepare an outline for their personal teaching statement. In preparation, participants should think about one sentence: a global statement about student learning that represents your most significant instructional goal.

About the speaker:
Dr. Brian P. Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the department’s Associate Chair for Educational Development and Practice, and also as the Associate Director for the University of Michigan-Peking University Joint Institute, in Beijing, China. Dr. Coppola received his B.S. degree in 1978 from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984.


Learning Environment Grants RFP Now Available

Proposals Due Friday, November 15, 2013 | Click here»

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 throughout the academic year to make funding decisions and is composed of faculty and staff from all relevant units of the university.

Partner Opportunities

IU Public Safety Policy for Programs Involving Children – Implications for Service Learning Courses/Programs

Friday, September 27, 2013 | Hine Hall (IP) 206 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer: Presenter: Nick DauSchmidt, IU Office of Public Safety

The Center for Service and Learning is hosting an informational workshop led by Nick DauSchmidt from the IU Office of Public Safety on Friday, September 27 from 10:00-11:30 am at IUPUI for service learning faculty to learn more about this policy and have their questions answered.

Instructors and program administrators planning any course-based activities that will expose IUPUI students to children (any person under the age of 18) may be impacted by IU’s new policy regarding “Programs Involving Children”. Teaching and learning that involves minors both create meaningful learning opportunities; at the same time, these situations also expose instructors, students and the university to liability and risk. To navigate this new terrain, IUPUI faculty and staff will need a working knowledge and understanding of how to safe guard children as well as our university community. This informative and interactive workshop provides instructors a basic understanding of the new policy vis-à-vis service learning courses and outlines relevant definitions, procedures, and effective strategies instructors can use to make informed decisions about integrating child-focused projects into their courses and programs. The Center for Service and Learning highly encourages any faculty or staff who partner with community organizations that serve children to attend this workshop.

Participants will leave this workshop with the information and tools needed to comply with this new policy. This session will include significant time for troubleshooting, so come armed with questions related to your specific context.

Statistics Consulting Center

Have you ever wondered ‘Where do I go for a cost-effective, professional support with Statistics?’ The Statistics Consulting Center (SCC) within the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI provides advice and support to all IUPUI students, faculty, staff and other non-university clients needing help with statistics and biostatistics. Our focus is on consulting, collaboration and education.

The staff at Statistics Consulting Center is made up of statistics faculty members and graduate students in statistics or biostatistics. We provide consultation on all aspects of statistical problems arising during preparation of studies, analysis of data, and interpretation and written communication of results. For details visit our website or email with requests for service or further inquiries about the Center. 

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