Calls for Proposals

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

Proposals Due 11:59 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014  
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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.

Learning Environments Grant RFP Deadline Extended

Proposals Due Monday, November 3, 2014
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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.

CEG Symposium  

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | University Library Lilly Auditorium (UL 0130) | 1 - 5 p.m. 
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Arlene Russell

Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2013 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2014 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address on Calibrated Peer Review®:  Not Just Writing in the Discipline by Arlene Russell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department of Education, UCLA.  Calibrated Peer Review® is a web-based instructional program that allows instructors to use writing-to-learn pedagogy in classes of any size.  A drawing for five free copies of the book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, a reception and poster presentations by 2013 CEG recipients will follow the keynote address.

For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2013 awardees and their projects, go to

Attending the CEG symposium is especially recommended to faculty who may be interested in submitting proposals for CEG funding in the future, but all faculty are encouraged to attend.  

CTL Workshops

Introduction to ePortfolio Practice   

Friday, October 10, 2014 | University Library Room 1116 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   
Register» | Organizer: Amy Powell | Presenters: Susan Kahn, Richard Turner 

Electronic portfolios are becoming mainstream, emerging as a field of practice with theoretical underpinnings and scholarly research. In addition to providing a means for students to represent and demonstrate their learning, ePortfolios are associated with a set of powerful teaching and learning practices. When these practices are effectively deployed, ePortfolios support active learning, student engagement, reflection, integration of learning across the curriculum and co-curriculum, development of academic and professional identity, and meaningful assessment of student learning across degree and co-curricular programs. This workshop will introduce ePortfolio practice in the context of pedagogy, assessment, and student development in higher education. Come with questions and leave with ideas and resources available to support your own teaching and learning practices.

Teaching@IUPUI: Giving Feedback   

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, Matthew Holley

This interactive online workshop will engage participants in a conversation about the importance of providing learners with meaningful feedback, both in classroom and clinical education settings. Activities will focus on defining “meaningful” feedback, techniques for providing useful feedback, and how to present negative feedback.

Using Groups in Canvas

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | University Library Room 1125M | 10 - 11:30 a.m.    
Register» | Organizer: Lauren Easterling | Presenters: Lauren Easterling, Anusha S Rao

In Canvas, Groups are a way instructors can create spaces for groups of students to submit group assignments and collaborate as part of a course. Canvas Sections allow faculty to organize students in a course and manage access to some course features. This workshop will provide an overview of Canvas Groups and Sections, demonstrate uses of both in courses, and give participants to have a group and section

Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Douglas Jerolimov, Anusha S Rao

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 online mini-workshop, you will learn how to prevent and manage the most common disruptions.

Partner Events 

Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Conference: Having it All? Work, Family, and Academic Medicine 

Friday, October 10, 2014 | Glick Eye Institute 103 | 8 - 11:30 a.m.
Register and for more information» | Organizer: IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development | Presenters: Kelly Ward, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology, Washington State University and Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Professor in the Department of Eduational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Kansas

Held each fall, the WIMS conference provides a collegial and professional environment for faculty, residents and fellows, students, and staff to discuss career advancement, particularly issues of interest to women.

This year, Drs. Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel will lead participants in a conversation around work life integration, particularly in higher education and academic medicine.  Attendees will identify how work and outside-of-work life overlap for different groups (faculty, students, staff, men, women).  Multiple strategies for work life integration at different career stages and for different groups will be discussed.

Breakfast will be served at the event. 

Transforming Lecture into a More Powerful Teaching Strategy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Glick Eye Institute 103 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register and for more information» | Organizer: IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development | Presenter: Peggy A. Weissinger, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Lecture remains a powerful pedagogy. While medical schools are reducing time spent in lecture format, it remains an efficient way to disseminate large amounts of content to undergraduate medical students. However in its present form, it is not always an effective teaching modality. Even with good teachers and good students, one cannot always be sure learning is happening. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Peggy Weissinger will lead participants through a series of activities designed to make their lectures more engaging and effective.

The program will be held from 12pm-1pm, with an optional Q&A and strategy-sharing session from 1pm-1:30pm.

William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Campus Center 450 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Register and for more information» | Organizer: IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs | Presenter: Rena Palloff, Fielding Institute

The William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning is IUPUI’s annual opportunity to focus on topics important to the future of higher education. This year’s Institute is entitled “Excellence in Higher Education:  The Role of Online Education.” It will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in Campus Center Room 450.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Rena Palloff. Dr. Palloff, a faculty member at the Fielding Institute, is one of the foremost authorities on online learning and author of several books including Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: Realities of Online Teaching and The Excellent Online Instructor: Strategies for Professional Development. 

Whether you are new to online education, a veteran online educator, or are involved in the administration of online courses, the program will offer information, discussion, resources, and connections designed to move you to the next level. 

Recommended Reading

Active Learning Increases Student Performance in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Freeman, S., Eddy, S., McDonough, M., Smith, M., Okoroafor, N., Jordt, H., & Wenderoth, M. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (23), 8410-8415.

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

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