Tonight: CTL Lecture Series

Engineering Education Research: The Growth of a Discipline

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Campus Center Theater | 4:30 - 7 p.m.   
Register»  | Organizers: Pratibha Varma-Nelson and Angela Briel | Presenter: Leah Jamieson

Engineering education research is emerging as an identifiable discipline, with engineering education departments, programs, and centers of excellence and a growing community of engineering education researchers around the globe. It is bringing together decades, and even centuries, of experience in teaching engineering with more recent learning from education and social-behavioral sciences research to delve into critical questions such as:
•    Who studies engineering and why?
•    What are engineering ways of thinking, knowing, and doing?
•    How do students of all ages learn engineering?
•    How do we assess engineering education practice and learning?
•    How do engineering education systems evolve?
•    How do we connect engineering education research with engineering education practice?

A reception will be held outside the theater from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. The lecture will start immediately after.

This talk will explore the engineering education research agenda that grew out of the National Engineering Education Research Colloquies sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation in 2006.  The talk will also look at the university and the professional infrastructure that go into the creation, growth, and recognition of a new field, and will summarize the opportunities and challenges for engineering education from a survey of engineering faculty committees, department chairs, and deans in the United States.

About the speaker:
Leah Jamieson is the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering at Purdue University, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and holds a courtesy appointment in Purdue’s School of Engineering Education. She served as the 2007 President and CEO of the IEEE, electrical and computer engineering’s 400,000-member global professional society.  She is co-founder and past director of the EPICS – Engineering Projects in Community Service Program.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.

CTL Workshops 

First Look at Canvas Webinar - IT Training

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 3 - 3:50 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Kimmaree Murday, M Leach

Monday, May 4, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 2 - 2:50 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: M Leach

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 12 - 12:50 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Kimmaree Murday, Erich Bauer

In this webinar, jointly offered by CTL and IT Training, 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, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings. 

Canvas: Assignments and Grading

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11 - 11:50 a.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Cordah Pearce

Friday, May 15, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 12 - 12:50 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Cordah Pearce

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.

Canvas: Communication Strategies 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 2 - 2:50 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Madeleine Gonin

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.

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of Canvas is required. Participants should have attended a First Look workshop, read the Instructor Quickstart guide, and/or watched the instructor videos available at

Quality Matters - Applying the QM Rubric

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Campus Center 308 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Register»  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Indiana University has subscribed to Quality Matters (QM) as a tool and process for the design, development, and ongoing review of online courses, especially those that are part of the IU Online initiative. The Applying the QM Workshop is QM's official workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

This workshop will introduce faculty and staff to the QM Rubric and Process, sharing best practices for online course design. The QM Rubric is a research-based set of standards that can be used during the course design process. The QM Process is a peer review process that eventually will review many IU Online courses, with the goal of achieving QM Recognition for mature online courses in the near future. Also, the APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

This workshop will be offered at IUPUI face-to-face from 9am until 4:30pm, with occasional breaks. Participants will have one hour for lunch, and are free to bring their own lunch or take advantage of the many options available on campus. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.

Associate Faculty Teaching Forum

Monday, August 17, 2015 | ICTC 167 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Amy Powell and Presenters: CTL Staff

To promote the professional development of associate faculty (part-time/adjunct), the Center for Teaching and Learning holds an annual Associate Faculty Teaching Forum the beginning of fall semester. If you are a part-time faculty member, whether new or returning, you are invited to attend the Associate Faculty Teaching Forum, designed to support your teaching role at IUPUI. At this event, discuss with your peers teaching methodologies and classroom techniques, and new ways of using technology in the classroom and online. Forum tracks are designed to encourage discussion and the sharing of ideas between new and experienced instructors about teaching techniques and approaches.

Partner Opportunities

Gateway to Graduation TECH Talk

Monday, May 11, 2015 | Campus Center 450C | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Gateway to Graduation

It’s no secret that our digital natives are transforming academic culture via their relationship with technology.  Instructors have a wide variety of options to use this trend to benefit their teaching. Transformation can come in small increments, but requires rethinking how we teach and how we meet our students where they are: online. This workshop will investigate student opinions and experiences with technology and will provide instructors a bounty of ideas to utilize in their next class.  Discover how to build learning opportunities and improve learning outcomes by understanding how students use technology to learn and engage with their faculty. This workshop is eligible for Gateway Teaching Academy credit.

VoiceThread Comes to IU

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | ICTC 167 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Maggie Ricci and Presenters: Margaret Ricci, George Haines

VoiceThread, a teaching and learning application that allows asynchronous discussions using voice, video, and text, was recently adopted as part of Next.IU. Join George Haines from VoiceThread and IU faculty members who have been using VoiceThread in their courses. Hear how your colleagues are increasing engagement and social presence, and get some hands-on experience with this Canvas- and Oncourse- integrated tool.Please bring your laptop or tablet if you can but there will be a few extra laptops available for those who need one.

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