Mosaic Active Learning Initiative - IUPUI Luncheon

Mosaic Active Learning Initiative- IUPUI Luncheon

Friday, September 9  | Hine Hall Ballroom  | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Tracey Birdwell  and Presenter(s): J.D. Walker, Christina Petersen

Mosaic is Indiana University's active learning initiative. Join other colleagues on September 9 to help launch Mosaic on the IUPUI campus.

IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy E. Johnson and Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies Anastasia (Stacy) Morrone will talk about the Mosaic Initiative and introduce the IUPUI Mosaic Faculty Fellows.

The luncheon will also feature J.D. Walker  and Christina Petersen from the University of Minnesota. They are leading researchers on active learning spaces and the pedagogical practices that support active learning. 

The Mosaic Initiative luncheon is sponsored by UITS, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).

Associate Faculty Teaching Forum

Associate Faculty Teaching Forum

Wednesday, August 17  | Engineering and Technology Building  | 5:15 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Various

Are you a new or returning Associate Faculty member? (Sometimes Associate Faculty are called “part-time faculty” or “part-time lecturers.”) If so, you are invited to attend the Associate Faculty Teaching Forum, an event designed to support your professional development as teaching faculty at IUPUI. This year, our event offers six sessions for you to engage in conversation with CTL consultants and with your Associate Faculty colleagues about teaching methodologies and classroom techniques, and about new ways of using technology in the classroom and online. Also, this year's event includes a session called the Associate Faculty Orientation for new and returning faculty who are interested in learning about resources that IUPUI makes available to support your work. Sessions are designed to encourage discussion and the sharing of ideas among new and experienced instructors.

IUPUI TA Orientation

IUPUI TA Orientation

Thursday, August 18  | Multiple Locations  | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): James Gregory and Anusha Rao  and Presenter(s): Various

Formerly known as the ETTA Fall Conference, the IUPUI TA Orientation is an all-day event that helps prepare IUPUI graduate students to teach for the first time. Sessions cover a wide range of topics, including, understanding student privacy issues, using classroom technology, grading, and balancing personal and professional duties. Jean-luc Doumont of Principiae Consulting will deliver the keynote talk entitled “Teaching is not Learning: Going Beyond the Traditional Lecture.” The orientation also includes a Resource Fair where TAs can meet representatives from the various units and offices that support graduate and undergraduate student success on campus. By participating in this focused event, IUPUI graduate students new to teaching can better prepare for their first classroom or online teaching experience. The orientation is free and lunch will be provided.  

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: Introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques

Thursday, September 1  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Anusha S. Rao, Terri Tarr

Formative assessment is used as a check on learning, and is administered periodically throughout the learning experience. Classroom assessment techniques (C.A.T.s) are low-stakes, non-graded formative assessments for students and instructors. They provide faculty with feedback on what, how much, and how well their students are learning. Instructors can use this feedback to modify their teaching to improve student learning. Students can use it to learn more effectively. In this introductory-level session, participants will learn how to implement the “minute paper,” “muddiest point,” “think-pair-share,” and other quick ways to assess and enhance learning. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Teaching@IUPUI: Lecturing with the Learner in Mind

Thursday, September 8  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): 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.

Canvas Information and 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:

Partner Opportunities

FEED: Conveying Messages with Graphs

Thursday, August 18  | Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103  | 5:15 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Shawn Patrick  and Presenter(s): Jean-luc Doumont, Principae

Although widely used in research to analyze and communicate data, graphs and charts are often poorly mastered by researchers. Based on Dr. Jean-luc Doumont's popular book, Trees, Maps, and Theorems, this workshop will provide attendees the skills needed to:

  • Select the appropriate type of image for a given data set and research question
  • Optimize a graph's layout to reveal a study's outcomes
  • Write a caption that is useful for the researcher and reader

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Team Teaching and Team-based Learning

Academy of Teaching Scholars Workshops

In preparation for teaching in the new IUSM curriculum, the Academy of Teaching Scholars presents three workshops to develop skills in team teaching and team-based learning.  Faculty from schools other than IUSM are welcome to attend.
  • The Team Teaching  session on August 23rd, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.,  will explore research-based strategies to make the most of team teaching.  Presented by Kathryn Plank, editor of Team Teaching: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy.
  • The Team-Based Learning (TBL) 101  session on September 29th, 5:15- 7:15 p.m., will be conducted in a TBL format, where participants must prepare ahead, take a Readiness Assurance test (individual and team), and engage actively with their assigned team members. Presented by Rick Sabina, Professor of Biomedical Sciences (retired), Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
  • The Effective Facilitation of Team-Based Learning  session on September 30th, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m., will provide useful strategies to overcome common scenarios that can present challenges for a facilitator. Presented by Rick Sabina, Professor of Biomedical Sciences (retired), Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

All sessions will be available via Polycom. These are free and open to all, but registration is required

Get Published and Write Winning Proposals

Get Published, Write Winning Proposals and Produce Effective Presentations: A Workshop Series for International Faculty and Scholars

Organized by Internationally Renowned Applied Linguist Dr. Ulla Connor

Workshops include:

  • Academic Writing for Publication in English (September 16, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & January 27, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
  • Scientific Grant Proposal Writing (September 30, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & February 17, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
  • Communication Skills for Oral Presentations (October 21, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & March 10, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)

Workshop Descriptions:

All of the workshops are designed to assist international faculty, researchers and graduate students to improve their oral, written and intercultural communication strategies and to provide engaging, hands-on learning activities. For registration dates and more information, please visit For questions, feel free to contact Ulla Connor at 317-278-2441 or by email at Register early, space is limited.

Presented by:
International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC)

Sponsored by:
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
The Center for Teaching and Learning
The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

Call for Proposals for the IU Online Conference

The Office of Online Education, in collaboration with the Office of Collaborative Programs and eLearning Design and Services, is hosting an inaugural statewide IU Online Conference, November 11, 2016 on the IUPUI campus.  

In preparation for the conference, the Office of Online Education is seeking proposals from IU faculty and staff from across the state who are innovators and collaborators in the online space. These proposals will focus on supporting IU's mission of delivering high-quality, highly engaging, online courses and programs to IU students around the globe.

The Office of Online Education will consider proposals for 45-minute presentations that address empirical research, showcase best practices, and/or describe lessons learned related to online courses or programs. Proposals are due Sunday, September 25, 2016 by 11:59 p.m. For additional information, or to submit a proposal, visit the conference proposal page at

Mack Fellows Call for Applications

The Mack Fellows’ work is at the very core of the mission of Indiana University’s Mack Center for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning. Each year a group of fellows is selected from the full-time faculty (tenured, holding tenurable appointments, Lecturers, Librarians with Faculty rank) of IU campuses to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).  

Each applicant must propose an ambitious yet attainable SoTL research project that is innovative, well grounded in the emerging body of knowledge about SoTL, and has a projected important effect on the home campus, IU, SoTL and/or on scholarly teaching across the academy.  Applications are due by October 1, 2016. For additional information, visit:

Recommended Reading

Test-enhanced Learning

Brame, C. J., & Biel, R. (2015). Test-enhanced learning: The potential for testing to promote greater learning in undergraduate science courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education14(2), 1-12.

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