Save the Date: CTL Lecture on Monday, October 12

Art, Education And the Making of Future Creative Thinkers, a Lecture by Anila Agha

Save the date for the 2015-2016 CTL Lecture featuring Herron faculty member Anila Quayyum Agha, winner of the 2014 ArtPrize competition.  Professor Agha will be honored for her contribution to the scholarship of art education. A reception and the evening lecture will take place at the IUPUI Campus Center on Monday, October 12. More details soon.

CTL Workshops  

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

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.

Peer Assessment in Canvas

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 1 - 2 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Tom Janke and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

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.

Teaching@IUPUI: Lecturing with the Learner in Mind

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Anusha S Rao

Among the most basic forms of teaching practice, the effective lecture can still prove difficult to master. Composing and delivering lectures with student needs in mind, however, can help to increase student engagement and content retention. This online mini-workshop will offer ideas and considerations for creating lectures that help students achieve learning goals, with time for questions and discussion.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the webinars are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Sessions are scheduled with the time of semester in mind, to keep topics relevant for faculty needs at that time.

Teaching International Students: A Q&A Session for Improved Intercultural Education in the Classroom

Friday, September 18, 2015 | University Library 1126 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Estela Ene

Do you have international students in your class? Do you wonder why they sometimes behave or express themselves differently? Would you like to communicate across cultures better, and to teach your students to communicate better as well? In a university in which the international population is growing by leaps and bounds, effective communication with our international students is important. This workshop will provide research-informed explanations for some of the most frequently encountered misunderstandings between non-native English speaking students and native English speaking faculty. In this interactive session, the audience is invited to share examples and questions based on their personal experience as students or teachers, and the emerging questions will be explored with guidance from the hosts.

Those planning to attend should email the organizer ( at least one example or question they would like to discuss. The example or question should have a pedagogical focus; for example: “Why are some of my international students so quiet in class?”

Making the Most of Your Presentation

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: Based on Dr Doumont's book Trees, Maps, and Theorems about “effective communication for rational minds,” this lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations. Among others, it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright. 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

Partner Opportunities

FALCON Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers’ Conference

FALCON provides the highest quality personal and professional development opportunities to part-time and associate faculty members from institutions of higher education around the world through networking, workshops, guest speakers, and expert panel discussions; a full weekend conference not to be missed! The conference will run November 13-15, 2015.

For more information, and to register, please visit the FALCON website

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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