CTL Workshops  

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Friday, August 28, 2015 | Van Nuys Medical Sciences B14 | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Douglas Jerolimov

A teaching philosophy statement articulates the assumptions and expectations that shape a faculty member's teaching strategies. Often used as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, and course syllabi, a teaching philosophy captures and documents a teacher’s values and successes in teaching. This workshop will involve active writing and revising to engage participants in conceptualizing, drafting, and revising a statement of teaching philosophy. Each participant should bring a laptop, pen and paper, or some other device with which to work. Participants with existing statements of teaching philosophy can develop them further during this session. The workshop will last two and a half hours.

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating Rubrics

Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Richard Turner

Using rubrics increases grading transparency, consistency, and efficiency while encouraging students to link assignments to learning objectives and become more critical assessors of their own work. However, many faculty feel that creating a rubric and using it effectively requires time and effort that they cannot spare. In this online mini-workshop, participants will learn some basic principles for quickly creating effective rubrics that will make assessing student work faster, more consistent, and more rewarding. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Next Generation Social Learning Engagement with TheCN

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | University Library 1126 | 2 - 3:15 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Tom Janke and Presenter: Ali Jafari

Founder of TheCN and IUPUI professor, Ali Jafari, will discuss Social Learning Engagement with TheCN in this faculty talk.

Building and Organizing Content in Canvas with Modules

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Tom Janke and Presenter: Erich Bauer

Canvas offers new ways of organizing and presenting content to students through the Modules tool. Organize files, assignments, quizzes, web links, and custom web pages in a format that guides the learner experience through your course content. This is a hands-on workshop where you will have the opportunity to build a module that using the tools mentioned above.

Canvas Workshops

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Learn how to use Canvas, IU's new Learning Management System, at your own pace or in a guided tutorial. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, offers a wide variety of workshops and webinars to help faculty set up Canvas sites for summer and fall semesters.    

Oncourse to Canvas Migration Support

If you have been teaching in Oncourse and are ready to make the move to Canvas, here are some resources you may find helpful:

Note: Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College’s  Gateway Teaching Academy.

Annual Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

2016 E.C. Moore Symposium Call for Proposals

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning seeks proposals from faculty teaching at universities across Indiana for the 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. The symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and the instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. Proposals should address one of the following: 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. The 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, March 25, 2016. 

Proposals will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please visit

Recommended Reading

The Myth of Learning Styles

Riener, C., & Willingham, D. (2010). The myth of learning styles. Change: The magazine of higher learning42(5), 32-35.

Paschler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D. and Bjork, R. (2010) Learning styles: Concepts and evidence. Psychological Science in the Public Interest 9, 105-119.

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