Just Announced

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Call for Proposals Now Available

Proposals Due Friday, January 17, 2014 | Click here»

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) initiative is designed to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. 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. CEG funds will be used to support projects in three tracks: General Track, Special Focus in Support of IU Online Track, and the Intergroup Dialogue Initiative Track. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of three or more faculty working on three or more courses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per proposal. The grants are open to IUPUI and IUPU Columbus full-time faculty. See the 2014 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 17, 2014.


Designing Writing Assignments for Non-native English
Speaking Students

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Estela Ene and Frank Smith

Do you have international students and other non-native speakers of English in your class? Do you wonder how you can design writing assignments that work for them as well as for your mainstream American students, without increasing your workload? In a university in which the international population is growing by leaps and bounds, faculty need to communicate assignment requirements and feedback in a way that speaks more clearly to this population. This workshop will define the difficulties non-native speakers of English may have with writing assignments and will illustrate, with examples of assignments and assessment tools, effective pedagogical solutions for designing and assessing writing assignments in any discipline or course level. Questions addressed in this workshop include:

  • What is good student writing, and what is truly important when evaluating a student’s paper?
  • What is difficult about designing assignments and evaluating the writing of students who are not native speakers of English?
  • Why do some students who have been studying English for a long time still make the same mistakes?
  • What pedagogical techniques can be implemented without spending significantly more time than with native English speaking students?

The workshop will begin with a group reflection and discussion on perceptions of good writing and writing by non-native speakers of English. The presenters will involve the audience in analyses of student writing, writing assignments and evaluation criteria, alternating between small- and large-group discussion and presentation of content by the workshop leaders.

Designing ePortfolios

Friday, November 22, 2013 | UL 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register»| Organizer: Amy Powell and Presenters: Lynn Ward, Mark Alexander

Most electronic portfolio platforms, including cloud-based public platforms, provide a selection of general templates to help users produce simple, attractive web sites with few or no programming skills. Some, including the Oncourse Presentations tool, provide an option to “build your own” site. In either case, those preparing ePortfolios can benefit from understanding elementary principles of good web design so that their work is legible, accessible, and simple to navigate. Even students who are technology-literate may need guidance about formats appropriate for different professional contexts. In this workshop, you’ll learn about core design principles to help students enhance the appearance of their ePortfolios. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, you will apply these principles to build your own visual theme in Oncourse Presentations. Presenters will be Lynn Ward, Principal Systems Analyst with UITS, and Mark Alexander, Instructional Technology Consultant with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Calls for Proposals

Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium CFP Now Available

Proposals Due Friday, November 8, 2013 | Click here»

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is accepting proposals for the 2014 Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium (ALT) which will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in University Library. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal, and we encourage you to share this invitation and information with your colleagues. Proposals are due on Friday, November 8, 2013. The ALT Symposium brings the higher education community together to examine and showcase instructional technology strategies that impact learning across a variety of disciplines. The program will include 50-minute breakout sessions as well as a virtual keynote address by Kevin Warbach of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Possible formats include panel and roundtable discussions, lecture-discussion, interactive workshops and poster presentations. Proposals that include graduate students or involve student presenters are welcome.

2014 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching Call
for Proposals

Proposals Due Friday, November 22, 2013 | Click here»

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is accepting both traditional (interactive, snapshot and poster sessions) and "Ignite" session proposals for the 2014 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching.

Partner Opportunities

Engaged Scholars Roundtable: Moving Students' Orientations Away from Charity

Friday, October 25, 2013 | Hine Hall 222 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register»| Organizer: Center for Service and Learning and Presenters: Dr. Tamara Leech, Associate Professor in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and De’Amon Harges

These events showcase scholarly practice and innovation by IUPUI faculty and partners which honor the tenets of Ernest Boyer’s concept of “Scholarship of Engagement”. The roundtable series provides an avenue for interdisciplinary dialogue and reflection on key topics that associated with community-engaged teaching, research and scholarship.

October 2013 Roundtable: Asset-based Service Learning Placements: A Tool to Move Students' Orientations Away from Charity
Audience(s): interested faculty, instructional staff, students, and partners. All are welcome! 

Registering for Events
All CSL-sponsored events are free, and most are open to the entire campus and/or the public. All participants, however, are asked to register online in advance. We use the registration data to generate nametags and attendance sheets, as well as to ensure that we have sufficient materials, seating, and food (in the case of longer events). When you complete your registration, you will receive an immediate email confirmation. A follow-up reminder will be sent before the event occurs. Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact us by phone (317-278-2662) or e-mail us at csl@iupui.edu.

Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: (317) 274-1300
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