The CTL will be closed at 2 p.m., December 23 and will reopen at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016.

TA Spring Colloquium

2016 TA Spring Colloquium on Teaching

Friday, February 19 | Campus Center 308 | 12:45 - 4 p.m.
Register » | Organizers: James Gregory and Anusha Rao and Presenters: James Gregory, Anusha Rao, Douglas Jerolimov, Brian Coppola

Reflecting on one’s teaching is an essential skill that graduate students should develop to improve their teaching and to prepare to write a teaching philosophy for an academic job search. This year’s Spring Colloquium on Teaching will begin with a structured reflection activity focused on attendees’ teaching experiences this past fall semester. This activity will be followed by an interactive discussion entitled “Graduate School is Not a Career... So What are You Doing to Prepare for One?” led by Brian Coppola, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Departmental Chair for Educational Development and Practice at the University of Michigan. Professor Coppola has helped graduate students professionalize for both academic and industry positions through the CSIE|UM and CALC|UM programs at the University of Michigan.

CTL Workshops  

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

Canvas Information and Workshops 

New Canvas Interface
On December 28th Canvas will be updated with a new user interface, offering a more modern design and improved navigation.  The new interface will also maximize screen space, which is especially helpful on mobile devices. Learn more at

View complete listing of Canvas Workshops

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.  

Upcoming workshops:

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:

RFP Now Available

2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposals Due January 29, 2016

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) initiative provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. In addition, the grants enable faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase faculty involvement in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of two or more faculty working on two or more courses can apply for a maximum of $10,000 per proposal. Teams of three or more faculty working on three or more courses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per proposal. The grants are open to IUPUI and IUPU Columbus full-time faculty. See the 2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

Partner Opportunities

Apply to Teach in an Interactive Learning Space

Interested in teaching in an innovative active learning space?  Applications are being accepted now for faculty who would like to leverage mobile device utilization for their students in an interactive video wall classroom in University Hall.  You can checkout the new classroom at Please apply at Questions may be directed to Julie Johnston, Director of Learning Spaces.

RISE Course Development and ePortfolio Grants

Rise Course Development Grants

Interim Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy Johnson is committed to increasing course offerings that respond to the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge. Faculty are encouraged to apply for a $2,500 grant for professional development or summer support to develop a new course or to redesign an existing course in line with RISE criteria. An initial amount of $2,000 will be disbursed at the beginning of the grant period, and the remaining $500 will be disbursed upon submission of the final report. The RISE Curriculum Development Grant Request for Proposals is available here.

RISE ePortfolio Grants

The RISE Program and the ePortfolio Initiative are pleased to announce a new collaboration that will offer two grants of up to $5,000 to support the development of RISE courses that include a reflective electronic portfolio or electronic Personal Development Plan (ePDP). RISE experiences and ePortfolios are a natural partnership:  the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative aims to engage students more deeply in their learning and to contribute to their intellectual and professional development; ePortfolios, including ePDPs, have similar aims. Experience at both IUPUI and other campuses has shown that, when carefully incorporated into such high-impact educational practices as those embodied in RISE, reflective electronic portfolios can be an effective strategy for enhancing student learning and engagement, as well as for documenting, assessing, and improving the effectiveness of the high-impact practice. The RISE ePortfolio Grant Request for Proposals is available here.

More information about both RISE grants is available on the IUPUI RISE Program web site.

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