ETTA: This Week

Educational Training for Teaching Associates (ETTA) Fall Conference

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Eskenazi Hall Basile Auditorium | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register»  | Organizers and Presenters: Lauren Easterling, James Gregory

Educational Training for Teaching Associates (ETTA) is a program that provides training and resources for graduate students who teach at IUPUI, whether as instructors of record, graders, lab assistants, or in some other role. The purpose of ETTA is to improve the quality of teaching support that graduate students receive, and, therefore, to help improve the quality of undergraduate education at IUPUI.

The ETTA Fall Conference is designed for all IUPUI graduate students who serve—or who will serve—in any type of teaching-related role. An all-day event combining interactive workshops, group work, and experiential learning, the conference will include sessions on topics ranging from managing time and grading to using technology in the classroom and teaching online. The conference is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, please visit

Teaching@IUPUI Webinars

Teaching@IUPUI: Planning a Class Session 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: James Gregory, Anusha Rao

A well planned class session helps reduce faculty stress while increasing student ability to recognize and meet learning objectives. Whether planning a discussion-based seminar, an activity-focused lab, or a two-hour lecture, a carefully structured and organized class session will enhance the learning experience. In this online mini-workshop, participants will learn the principles of quick and effective class planning, with time for questions and discussion at the end.

Teaching@IUPUI: From Learning Goals to Learning Outcomes;

Wednesday, September 4, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Douglas Jerolimov, Terri Tarr

This session will help instructors convert their course- and unit-level learning goals into effective student learning outcomes, a practice that organizes both instruction and learning. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify the characteristics of an effective student learning outcome, analyze examples of student learning outcomes, and write their own. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Click here for a complete listing of upcoming Teaching@IUPUI webinars.

Special Invitation

T.A. Training and Events

Getting Started With Canvas for Graduate Students in Instructional Roles

Monday, August 25, 2014 | UL 1125M | 1 - 3 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | UL 1125M | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Friday, August 29, 2014 | UL 1125M | 1 - 3 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This introductory Canvas session is specifically designed to meet the different roles and needs of graduate students in teaching roles – teaching assistants, associate instructors, graders, and others. It is also part of our Educational Training for Teaching Associates (ETTA) program for graduate students in instructional roles. If you have questions about this particular session, please email Lauren Easterling at

In this introductory session participants will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the Canvas learning management system through the lens of a graduate student in an instructional role. During this hands-on workshop participants will explore and work with the following:

  • Canvas navigation
  • Messaging and Notifications in Canvas
  • Maintaining course assignments, quizzes, and discussions
  • Grading and gradebooks in Canvas
  • Canvas troubleshooting and help resources

Associate Faculty Forum

Associate Faculty Forum

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | University Library 1125 | 4 - 8 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Amy Powell and Presenters: Amy Powell, Douglas Jerolimov

Part-time faculty, whether new or returning, are invited to attend the Associate Faculty Forum, a professional development opportunity designed to support their teaching role at IUPUI. At this multi-faceted event, workshops will introduce faculty to new teaching methods and techniques and to ways of using technology in the classroom and online. Concurrent session tracks will include topics for new and experienced instructors, with hands-on activities to prepare attendees for a successful fall semester. This event is free and open to all IUPUI and IUPU Columbus part-time faculty; click here to register.

Canvas: IU's New Learning Management System

Opportunities to Learn Canvas

The Center for Teaching and Learning is ready to help IUPUI faculty learn Canvas.  Canvas consultations can be scheduled by contacting the Center for Teaching and Learning at 317-274-1300 or by emailing

Click here to view upcoming CTL Canvas workshops.

Call for Proposals

Learning Environments Grant RFP Available

Proposals Due Friday, October 17, 2014
Due dates and details can be found 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.  Spaces at IUPUI and IUPUC are eligible for this grant.

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

Proposals Due 11:59 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014  
Due dates and details can be found here

The E.C. Moore Symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and the instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning seeks proposals that address efforts to improve student learning and engagement, evidence-based practices in teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, the innovative use of instructional technology, and initiatives that promote excellence in teaching. Proposals that have application to other disciplines are strongly encouraged. Visit for more details, to submit a proposal, or to view content from prior years’ symposia.

Partner Opportunities

Gateway to Graduation Fall Huddle 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014 | NCAA Conference Center and Hall of Champions | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Sponsored by: The Gateway to Graduation Program & The Bepko Learning Center

Hut, hut, hike!  We are set to HUDDLE! We will kick-off the year with a unique resource event. If you are new to IUPUI, or here for 40 years, there is something for you. We will be talking about how we can huddle around our students and help create a winning, environment.

Recommended Reading

New York Times: Teaching is Not a Business

Kirp, D.L. (2014, August 16). Teaching is Not a Business. The New York Times. Retrieved from

If you would like to suggest a recommended reading for CTL Happenings, please send the reference and access information to

Center for Teaching and Learning

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