Temporary CTL Closure
Call for Proposals
Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium
CTL Workshops

Partner Events
Recommended Reading

Temporary CTL closure

New Carpet Installation at CTL

The Center for Teaching and Learning is scheduled to have new carpet installed over fall break. Because of the carpet installation, our on-site services will be temporarily disrupted beginning Friday, October 17th.  CTL consultants will be available for phone or web-based assistance during this interruption. Alternatively, faculty may request to have consultations in their offices. We anticipate to have our office space fully operational by Thursday, October 23rd. To arrange/request a consultation, please call the CTL at 317-274-1300 or send an email to

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 - This Thursday

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 

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 experiences.

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.

First Look at Canvas

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11 - 11:50 a.m.     
Register» | Organizer: Tom Janke| Presenters: M. Kyle Leach, Kimmaree Murday

In this webinar we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

Teaching@IUPUI: Lecture Capture Technology 

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.     
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Randy Newbrough

Lecture Capture/Personal Capture software allows faculty to create and easily make available course content for their face to face, hybrid, or online classes. This session will provide an overview of how Echo360 works, the Classroom Lecture Recording service, and a demonstration of the Echo360 student portal. Participants will also be shown the Echo360 Personal Capture software that allows them to create recordings from their laptops, office workstations, or at home and post them to the Web for their students to view.

Partner Events

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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