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 Library 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, award-wining Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry from the University of Michigan, titled Lessons from Three Decades of Subversion in which he will review a set of four simple teaching principles that, in today’s climate, might seem subversive.  The event also will feature poster presentations by 2012 CEG recipients, a reception, and a drawing for five free copies of the book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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

All faculty are encouraged to attend the CEG symposium, but especially those who are planning to apply for CEG funding in the future.

Symposium Schedule:
Welcome and CEG Future Directions, 2 - 2:30 p.m. 
Keynote Address and Q&A, 2:35 - 3:45 p.m. 
Book Drawing, 3:45 - 4 p.m.
Poster Session and Reception, 4 - 6 p.m.


Engaging Learners with Clickers

Friday, September 27, 2013 | UL 1125M | 1 - 3 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Amy Powell

Wish you could connect more with students in your lectures? In this workshop, participants will learn how Student Response Systems (SRS) such as clickers can be used in the classroom to both promote active learning and gain critical feedback about student learning. Learn about the benefits and best practices for using clickers, how to write effective clicker questions, and how to adapt your teaching “just-in-time” based on student responses. If you are interested, stay and gain hands-on experience using the software to develop and run a presentation, then import the scores into your Oncourse Gradebook.

eText at IU: Ordering Your eText and Faculty Showcase

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | UL 1125M | 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Tom Janke and Presenters: John Gosney and Randy Newbrough

If you’re considering the use of eTexts for the spring 2014 semester or have used eTexts in the past but want to learn more, this workshop is for you. We’ll take a look at the process for how to order an eText (and how to make that process as easy as possible), as well as address common questions around placing an eText order. Also, faculty from your campus who’ve used an eText in their courses will be on hand to talk about their experiences, and share ideas for how to successfully utilize an eText. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask general questions about the eText initiative at IU, and the various resources available to assist you.

Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Lisa Contino

How and when do you address challenging student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop, you will learn how to prevent and manage the most common disruptions.

Oncourse: Advanced Tools

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mark Alexander

Are you comfortable with the basic Oncourse tools and ready to explore something new? If so, join us in this online workshop held in an Adobe Connect meeting room. We'll travel beyond the basic tools and discover other tools, such as Site stats, Profile 2, Assignments 2, Blogs, and Turnitin that you might find to be helpful in your classes.

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (Space is Limited)

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.

Intro to Adobe Presenter

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Erich Bauer

See how a PowerPoint presentation can be turned into an interactive Flash video to be delivered dynamically over the web. Beyond simply an instructor narrated PowerPoint, this web-optimized presentation tool allows learners to replay portions, select individual slides, search for specific text or take self-assessment quizzes. During this hands-on workshop, participants will be guided through the planning, creation and publishing process. This introductory session will give you all the tools needed to start creating your own engaging online presentations using Adobe Presenter.


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. 

UITS Student Services Presentation Slides 

UITS has provided PowerPoint slideshows promoting technology services for students. Consider running these presentations as your students enter the classroom. Use your CAS login to access the presentations at

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