CTL Workshops  

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

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, Douglas Jerolimov

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.

Making the Most of Your Presentation

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | Glick 103 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: OFAPD and Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

Friday, September 25, 2015 | University Library Lilly Auditorium | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont

Strong oral presentation skills are key to success for doctors, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers find difficulty with this task. While systematic in other areas of work, presenters may approach speaking intuitively, and sometimes haphazardly, with good intentions, but less than ideal results. With a Ph.D in Applied Physics from Stanford University and engineering background from the Louvain School of Engineering, Jean-luc Doumont devotes his time and energy to training doctors, scientists, business people, and others in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes.

About Jean-luc Doumont: As a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University and engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training doctors, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Dr. Doumont is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities.

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:

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

Structure Matters: Twenty-one Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Cultivate Classroom Equity

Tanner, K. (2013). Structure matters: Twenty-one teaching strategies to promote student engagement and cultivate classroom equity. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 12, 332-331.

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