CTL Workshops

CTL Workshops

ePortfolio Assessment

Friday, February 6, 2015 | University Library 2115E | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Amy Powell | Presenters: Susan Kahn

ePortfolios can be deployed to serve a wide range of pedagogical purposes. Among these, assessment represents one of the most common, whether ePortfolios are focused on single courses, full programs, experiential learning, or broad institutional initiatives such as general education. This workshop will examine ePortfolio assessment practices, including rubric-based assessment of learning outcomes, and explore how assessment of reflection differs from “self-report” survey responses. Several IUPUI faculty will describe their approaches to assessing ePortfolios in segments or as unified compositions, with attention not only to practical logistics but also to improvements made based on assessment results.

Using Groups in Canvas - Webinar

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 1 - 2 p.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 present an overview of Canvas Groups and Sections, demonstrate uses of both in courses, and allow participants to have a group and section experience.

Peer Assessment in Canvas

Thursday, February 12, 2015 | University Library 1125M | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Register » | Organizer: Lauren Easterling | Presenters: Lauren Easterling, James Gregory

This session will allow participants to experience the peer assessment (peer review) features built into Canvas Assignments. Following an overview of what peer assessment, participants will have the opportunity to complete, then build, a peer assessment activity based upon the principles discussed earlier in this session.

Canvas: Communication Strategies - IT Training Webinar

Thursday, February 12, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 2 - 2:50 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Madeleine Gonin, Kimmaree Murday

Canvas offers instructors many ways to communicate with their students. In this webinar, Madeleine Gonin from the CITL and Kim Murday of IT Training will discuss best practices for using the following tools: the inbox, announcements, chat, discussions, and notifications. Participants will then be able to determine which communication options best meet their needs.

Canvas: Assignments and Grading - IT Training Webinar

Monday, February 16, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 2 - 2:50 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Cordah Pearce, Kimmaree Murday

In this webinar, Cordah Robinson will demonstrate how the Assignments tool and Grades tool present graded activities to students and how instructors can use these tools to record grades and communicate with students about their competency and progress.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | University Library 1126 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Register » | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: James Gregory, Richard Turner

A teaching philosophy statement is a self-reflective expression of a faculty member’s beliefs that shape his or her teaching and learning strategies. It is often used as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, and course syllabi. This workshop will engage participants in conceptualizing, drafting, and revising a statement of teaching philosophy. This workshop will involve active participation; each participant should bring a copy of his or her current statement of teaching philosophy. The presenters will help participants who don’t have a statement get started on one. The workshop will last two and a half hours.

Partner Opportunities

Center for Service and Learning Grants and Scholarships

CSL Dissemination Grants
Application Deadline: Through April 2015 or until funding is exhausted. 

About: The Center for Service and Learning has designated funds for small dissemination grants between $500 and $750. These grants are available to support faculty and instructional staff in disseminating work associated with civic and community engagement in higher education, particularly work that builds the knowledge base related to service learning pedagogy, community-university partnerships and community-based participatory research/collaborative inquiry.

More information » 

Tenure and Time Management Workshop

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | Campus Center 450 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Wayne Hilson | Presenter: Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Founder of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore will visit IUPUI to conduct her popular workshop on Tenure and Time Management, which is specifically designed to address these issues and provide participants with concrete skills to successfully transition from graduate student to professor.

Teaching with Canvas Pioneer Award – Call for Applications

Sponsored by UITS Learning Technologies and the campus centers for teaching and learning, we’re pleased to announce the “Teaching with Canvas Pioneer Awards” for the spring 2015 semester.  Three IU faculty will be awarded a one-time $2500 cash stipend (one faculty at IUB, one at IUPUI, and one from the combined pool of applicants received from the regional campuses). Successful applications will illustrate compelling uses of Canvas for providing innovative student learning experiences in their spring 2015 course.

The award is open to any full-time IU faculty or lecturer. 

Please join us February 6, 2015 @ 11:00 AM EDT for a Webinar info share, where detailed information about application process will be presented.  The URL for the Webinar is:

RISE Program Course Development Grant

Faculty are encouraged to apply for $2500 for professional development/summer support to develop a new course or redesign an existing course in line with RISE criteria. $2000 will be disseminated initially and the remaining $500 upon submission of the final report. 

RISE courses must incorporate qualified experiences, integration of knowledge, structured reflection activities to link the experience with targeted learning outcomes, and assessment as outlined below. These courses will be distinctive because they intentionally use experiential learning to prepare students for graduate school, careers, and global citizenship. They provide skills, knowledge, and experiences that are highly valued by employers and lay the foundation for future leaders. Courses developed in the summer of 2015 must initially be offered in the 2015-16 academic year.  For more information visit:

The deadline to submit RISE course development grant proposals is February 6, 2015.

Mid-Year New Faculty Welcome

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | Campus Center 409 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Gail Williamson

The IUPUI New Faculty Welcome Committee would like to invite you to reconnect with fellow new faculty members.  Please join us for an informal gathering Wednesday, February 11th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Campus Center Room 409. Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Melissa Lavitt looks forward to greeting you and will provide brief remarks. Light refreshments will be served and registration is requested.

Recommended Reading

What if Students Revolt?

Seidel, S. B., & Tanner, K. D. (2013). "What if students revolt?" --  Considering student resistance: Origins, options, and opportunities for Investigation.CBE-Life Sciences Education12(4), 586-595.

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