Teaching in Stereo: Perspectives on Learner-Centered Instruction

Tuesday, October 25  | IP Presidents Rm., University Tower  | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Derek Bruff, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

Our students bring a rich array of knowledge, skills, experiences, and perspectives to our courses. We often recognize the value of leveraging diversity in solving research problems, in technological innovation, and in participatory democracy. However, leveraging student diversity in the classroom or online learning environments can be difficult, even when doing so is valued. How can instructors turn this challenge into an opportunity? And how can we create classroom environments in which every student is welcome to fully participate in learning? In this keynote, we’ll explore those questions and consider teaching practices that can involve more of our students actively in the construction of knowledge.

Click here to register and read more about the speaker.

2016 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium

Thursday, October 13  | University Library, 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. Click here for more information on the CEG initiative and the 2015 awardees and their projects.

Certificate in College Teaching Program

The CTL’s Certificate in College Teaching program provides IUPUI graduate teaching assistants (graders, recitation leaders, primary classroom or lab instructors, etc.) with the opportunity to develop and document the college teaching skills that are critical for a successful academic career. Structured to be completed in three semesters, the program requires participants to attend workshops and webinars, as well as facilitated discussions with other program participants. Participants will create the foundational components of a teaching portfolio, including sample course materials, teaching observation reports, and a preliminary teaching philosophy statement. To apply, interested teaching assistants need to submit an online application form, a C.V., a one-page letter of interest, and a letter of support from their advising faculty member. Please note, space in the CCT program is limited; only ten teaching assistants will be accepted into the new cohort. Applications should be thorough and prepared with care and will be reviewed carefully. The application system is now open and applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. on November 6, 2016. Click here to apply to the Certificate in College Teaching Program.
The CCT program is not a K-12 teacher licensing program and is non-credit bearing. As a result, it will not appear on participants’ transcripts; however, it can and should be listed on participants’ C.V.s.

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.  

2017 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 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.

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.

Aligning Course Learning Outcomes

Monday, October 10  | UL 1125 M  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): James Gregory, Michele Hansen

As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This brown bag workshop will review the process of aligning course student learning outcomes, PULs, IUPUI General Education Competency Domains, statewide competency domains and learning outcomes, and assessments of student learning and will provide faculty attendees with tools and strategies for doing so. In addition, the workshop will explore the differences between different levels and types of learning outcomes and will provide attendees with guidelines for developing and improving their own learning outcomes.

Note:  This workshop is also available on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Click here to register for the October 11 workshop.

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.

Teaching@IUPUI: Collaborative Learning

Thursday, October 27  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Anusha S Rao, Douglas Jerolimov

Collaborative learning is associated with higher academic achievement and student engagement, in both face-to-face and online learning environments, and has been found to have a positive impact on a wide variety of students. In this webinar, participants will examine challenges faced by students and faculty in using collaborative techniques, learn about best practices to overcome these challenges, and discuss examples for implementing and assessing collaborative learning techniques for the online and face-to-face learning contexts.


CIRTL at IUPUI - New Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs

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 future faculty development. Visit CIRTL at IUPUI to learn more about how graduate students and postdocs can develop reflective and evidence-based teaching approaches that leverage student diversity and shared learning experiences. Graduate students and postdocs can earn recognition for their CIRTL accomplishments through a badging program in Canvas that will be available in October 2016. These badges can be used on CVs and in online career networking tools to showcase CIRTL professional development activities to prospective employers. Click here to sign-up for the CIRTL mailing list. 

Upcoming Programming

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


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

IUPUI Research On-Boarding Orientation

Thursday, October 13  | IUPUI Campus Center  | 9:00am - 3:00pm
Register »

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to host a new IUPUI Research On-Boarding Orientation (ROBO) program. Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the IUPUI campus level research organizational structure
  • Learn about many programs and services that are available to help faculty succeed in their research and creative activities
  • Receive insights from current faculty about how they were able to achieve early success
  • Meet new research colleagues and possibly explore potential collaborations

Click here for more information and ROBO Schedule.

IUPUI Research Resource Fair

This thursday, October 13 afternoon session of the IUPUI Research On-Boarding Orientation (ROBO) program is the IUPUI Research Resource Fair. The fair will feature centers, institutes, cores and any campus unit that provides resources, support and opportunities that help advance research. Make valuable connections with fellow researchers and perhaps spark interest in potential research collaborations with faculty at all ranks and across many disciplines. 

All IUPUI faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the Research Resource Fair. Check back for a list of participating vendors. Click here to register.

Questions can be directed to Alicia Gahimer ( or 278-0249) or Etta Ward ( or 278-8427).

The Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) is accepting nominations for membership

The Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) is accepting nominations for membership. An information session will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016, from noon to 1:00  p.m., in UL 1125M. We encourage all to apply!

Click here to nominate outstanding teaching faculty.

Nominations for IUPUI and IU Teachings Awards

Nominations for IUPUI and IU Teaching Awards due Oct 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.

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 Mathematics (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.  Click here to register.

William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning, Global Learning: Educating for a Global Community

Monday, October 31  | Campus Center, CE450  | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Presenter(s): Darla K. Deardorff, Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators

Darla K. Deardorff, executive director of the Association of  International Education Administrators, will be the keynote speaker for  the 2016 William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning on  October 31st.  She will speak on the institute’s theme, “Global Learning:   Education for a Global Community.”  Dr. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA),  based at Duke University.

Along with the keynote address, the Institute will feature sessions on international vision statements, technology and global learning, and course-level internationalization.  During the lunch hour, tabletop conversations will center around a variety of topics related to global learning:  service learning, study abroad, intercultural engagement, interprofessional practice, and cross-school partnerships, to name a few. 

Click here to register.  

Recommended Reading

The Mentoring Buck Stops Here

The mentoring buck stops here. (2016, September 22). The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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