Early Career Teaching Academy (ECTA)

Early Career Teaching Academy Applications due Dec. 15, 2016

Most new faculty at large public universities enter the professoriate with training and support to conduct research, but few also enter with equivalent preparation and support for their teaching. The Early Career Teaching Academy provides a setting within which faculty members can create and develop a powerful teaching career, one that is rooted in evidence-based active learning strategies and high-impact educational practices, and designed to facilitate student success. Faculty who become Early Career Teaching Fellows will be in a position to play a leading role in efforts to develop a culture of expert teaching within departments and schools at IUPUI, to document and promote their teaching successes, and to serve as effective teaching mentors for future faculty. The Academy fosters and supports a multi-disciplinary network of Early Career Teaching Fellows that promotes excellent teaching and rich student learning.

The academy convenes in two intensive sessions:  one full-day, and one half-day session. These sessions focus on the effective development and assessment of active learning teaching strategies suited to IUPUI’s diverse student body. By the second session, faculty are able to articulate the teaching strategies they plan to implement. Academy fellows have the opportunity to participate in faculty learning communities and teaching-related events over the course of the next year.

The next academy will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday, February 10, 2017, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Click here for more information and to apply.  

CEG Symposium

2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium

Thursday, October 13  | Lilly Auditorium. UL 0130  | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Jay Howard

Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2015 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2016 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address by Jay Howard, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology, Butler University  entitled Why Won't They Talk?  Using Discussion to Facilitate Learning. 

The keynote address will be followed by a presentation on Reflecting on Your Teaching in a Scholarly Way, facilitated by FACET IUPUI campus liaisons Lisa Contino, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, School of Science, and Laura Romito, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Applied Sciences, School of Dentistry.

Poster presentations by 2015 CEG recipients and a reception will wrap up the symposium.

The purpose of the CEG initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. The 2017 CEG Request for Proposals will be available at the symposium. For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2015 awardees and their projects, go to

E. C. Moore Symposium Call for Proposals

2017 Call for Proposals

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning seeks proposals from faculty teaching at universities across Indiana for the 2017 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 2017 E.C. Moore Symposium will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, March 3, 2017. 

Proposals will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

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

CTL Workshops

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

Writing a Teaching Philosophy

Wednesday, September 28  | MS B-16  | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): James Gregory, Richard Turner

A teaching philosophy is a self-reflective expression of a faculty member’s beliefs and experiences that have shaped his or her values and teaching and learning strategies. By contrast, a teaching statement makes the case that the writer has achieved excellence in his or her teaching. The statement explains how the writer’s teaching philosophy has been put into practice, providing specific evidence to demonstrate successful student learning. Both of these documents are often used as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, and even course syllabi. In this two-hour workshop, participants will explore and begin to answer the fundamental questions that inform both a teaching philosophy and a teaching statement. Participants will begin to identify discipline-appropriate benchmarks for excellence in teaching as well as evidence that they have met these benchmarks in their own teaching. Participants will leave with a body of text that they can then develop into a full teaching philosophy or statement.

Teaching@IUPUI: Best Practices for Slide Show Presentations

Thursday, September 29  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Randy Newbrough

Slide show presentations such as ones prepared in PowerPoint are ubiquitous but not always supportive of learning. In this session, participants will discover evidence-supported slide show presentation techniques that will encourage learning and promote engagement. To make the most of this session, participants should have proficiency with PowerPoint, Keynote or similar slide show authoring tools.

Reflecting on Your Teaching in a Scholarly Way

Friday, September 30  | UL 0110  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Lisa Contino, Laura Romito

Critical reflection on teaching and learning is a process that can lead to many positive outcomes for both novice and experienced educators. It is a way to improve our teaching practices by questioning assumptions, observing our practices, acting upon our observations, and evaluating the consequences of our actions. Engaging in critical reflection can also serve as a catalyst for the design of scholarly activities that contribute to the academic community and strengthen the dossiers of faculty seeking promotion and/or tenure.

Participants in this workshop will explore the process of critical reflection, including its essential elements and implications for teaching practice and student learning. To this end, participants will identify a teaching activity that they are currently engaged in that would be a suitable context in which to engage in critical reflection and the informed actions that follow.

For whom is this workshop appropriate? Faculty of all ranks. Anyone who teaches – staff, advisors, adjuncts, lecturers, tenure-track faculty. Anyone interested in growth and development as an instructor. Anyone who would like to connect reflection to scholarly activities. Anyone who wants to be part of a community of reflective colleagues. Whether you rarely reflect on your teaching practices or often do, this is a workshop for you.

Participants will also learn more about how they can apply to become a member of a Faculty Learning Community on the Role of Reflection in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), to begin in spring 2017.

This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Teaching@IUPUI: Documenting Your Teaching

Thursday, October 6  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

This session introduces faculty and graduate students to best practices of documenting one’s teaching. Participants will examine different approaches to capture evidence of teaching and learning, and to make the case for teaching achievements. Participants will consider how to shape their evolution as teachers through the use of student course evaluations, peer reviews of teaching, and other means of measuring student learning.

Teaching@IUPUI: Drafting a Teaching Philosophy

Wednesday, October 12  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): James Gregory, Richard Turner

A teaching philosophy presents a faculty member’s reflection on the experiences and beliefs that shape his or her teaching and learning strategies. Often used as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, or course syllabi, a teaching philosophy captures and documents a teacher’s values and aspirations in teaching. This webinar will review one model for structuring a teaching philosophy and will also examine some example philosophies. Webinar participants will take the first steps in articulating their teaching philosophy; those who have already begun to craft a philosophy will have an opportunity to continue that work.

Global Learning at the Course-Level

Wednesday, October 19  | ES 2132  | 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): James Gregory  and Presenter(s): Leslie Bozeman, James Gregory

Since the majority of students won’t study abroad during their undergraduate experience, course-level internationalization is a critical step toward achieving IUPUI’s strategic plans for strengthening global learning across campus. Course-level internationalization involves introducing global content and intercultural perspectives into a new or existing course, either in a single module or across the entire semester. It aims to help students acquire competencies that will help prepare them to address complex disciplinary problems in an interconnected, globalized world. The process does not involve changing core content, but instead complements a course’s broader learning goals by getting students to think about the contexts and implications of disciplinary work.

This workshop will equip faculty to define global learning outcomes for their courses and to incorporate into their courses global issues relevant to their disciplinary context. In addition, participants will draft plans for implementing and assessing global learning outcomes. The workshop will last two and a half hours, and will be a joint offering between the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.


CIRTL at IUPUI - New Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs

IUPUI and Indiana University, Bloomington have recently joined the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a network of 46 universities dedicated to the advancement of undergraduate education in STEM and other disciplines through the professional development of future faculty. CIRTL accomplishes this ad­vancement through the core ideas of Teaching-as-Research, Learning Communities, and Learning Through Diversity. CIRTL at IUPUI is a learning community of graduate students and postdocs who discuss and develop reflective and evidence-based teaching approaches that leverage student diversity and shared learning experiences. Graduate students can earn CIRTL Associate, CIRTL Practitioner, and CIRTL Scholar certifications through a free, self-enrolling, self-paced badging program in Canvas that will be available in October 2016. Students can use these badges on their CVs and in online career networking tools to showcase for prospective employers their CIRTL accomplishments. Jointly led by the IUPUI Graduate Office, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research, CIRTL at IUPUI invites graduate students and postdocs to take advantage of a wide variety of local and cross-network CIRTL online programming. Click here to sign-up for the CIRTL mailing list.

Upcoming Programming:

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based STEM Teaching MOOC and the MOOC-Centered Learning Community: The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will host a MOOC-Centered Learning Community (MCLC) for the CIRTL MOOC on Introduction to Evidence-Based Teaching in STEM. This MCLC is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM disciplines and health sciences. Participants in this MCLC are required to be enrolled in the MOOC. MCLC participants will engage in in-person discussions on the various STEM teaching and learning topics, successes and challenges faced in their STEM teaching contexts, and review MOOC activities and peer-graded assessments as a group. The MCLC will meet on September 30th, October 14th, 28th, and November 4th from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Participants are encouraged to attend all the sessions to make this learning community experience most beneficial. Click here to register to become a member of the MCLC.

  • Other CIRTL Courses, Workshops, and CITRLcasts
    • Writing Effective Multiple Choice Exam Questions - Tuesday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      This workshop will cover methods for designing multiple choice questions that test critical thinking as well as other best practice tips and guidelines. Participants will construct their own multiple-choice questions and, through peer review, learn how to refine their work. Open for registration September 12 through 26, 2016.
    • Creating Effective Learning Communities in Teaching and Research - Thursday, Oct. 13 and 27, at 2:00 -3:30 p.m.
      This two-part workshop will provide training for postdocs and junior faculty that provides an introduction to building and sustaining learning communities and increases their facilitation and participation skills. Open for registration September 19 through October 3, 2016.

Note: You do not need to be enrolled in the Canvas course to start participating in CIRTL local and cross-network programming.

Partner Opportunities

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

2016 IU Online Conference

The Office of Online Education, in collaboration with the Office of Collaborative Academic Programs and eLearning Design and Services, is excited to be hosting the inaugural statewide IU Online Conference on November 11, 2016, at the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis!

We'd like to invite you to be a part of the assembly of faculty and staff from across IU to discuss online education, share best practices, and learn about developments in online education at IU.

Whether you are university staff, faculty, or interested in IU's mission of delivering high-quality, highly engaging online courses, we invite you to attend the 2016 IU Online Conference!

Registration will be open until Monday, October 17th.

IUPUI ePortfolio Symposium

Friday, September 30  | Lilly Auditorium (UL 0130)  | 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

More than half of US colleges and universities have adopted ePortfolios to enhance teaching and learning, foster student personal and career development, and support assessment of student learning At IUPUI, ePortfolio use has more than doubled in the last four years. In a forthcoming book, George Kuh will recognize ePortfolios as an 11th High-Impact Practice (HIP)--the first new HIP to be added since he published the original list of 10 in 2008.

The 2016 IUPUI ePortfolio Symposium will focus on new experience with the benefits of ePortfolios locally and nationally. Keynote speaker Dr. Daniel Terry, Director of ePortfolio at Texas Christian University, will discuss Naming the Why of ePortfolio Work: Implicating Students in Their Own Learning.   Dr. Catherine Buyarski, Associate Dean of University College, will describe the model of student development underlying IUPUI's Electronic Personal Development Plan (EPDP) as increasing numbers of students create EPDPs in the First-Year Seminar and beyond Other IUPUI faculty presenters will report on new graduate and undergraduate ePortfolio projects in schools across the campus, and several award-winning students will discuss their experiences in creating ePortfolios.  Click here to register.

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:

Nominations for IUPUI and IU Teaching Awards

Nominations for IUPUI and IU Teaching Awards due October 14, 2016 

Nominations for IUPUI’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching are due by 5 p.m. on October 14, 2016. Click here for more information about these awards.

Nominations for Indiana University Distinguished Teaching Awards, including the Lieber, President’s, Bowman, and Part-time teaching awards are due October 14, 2016. Click here for more information about these awards.

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:

  • Communication Skills for Oral Presentations (October 21, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & March 10, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
  • Scientific Grant Proposal Writing (October 28, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & February 17, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
  • Academic Writing for Publication in English (January 27, 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)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop

Thursday, October 27  | University Tower Ballroom  | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 | Organizer(s): SEIRI  and Presenter(s): Ron Buckmire, Ph.D., DUE/EHR

The STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) will host a visit by NSF program officer, Ron Buckmire.  Ron is the Lead Program Director of the Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematich (S-STEM) program, housed in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at NSF.  He will present and lead an interactive discussion on ways to improve your proposal grant writing abilities and achieve the best possible results when applying to the NSF DUE/EHR programs.  To register for this event, click here.

Recommended Reading

Diversity in Academe

Diversity in Academe: Disability on Campus (September 18, 2016). The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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