2017 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Request for Proposals

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects designed to improve student learning and successes at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus.  In addition, the grants seek to enhance the conversation about scholarly teaching on campus and increase the practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning.  The request for proposals is now available at   The deadline for submitting 2017 CEG proposals is January 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., EST.

CTL Workshops

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

Technology for Managing Group Work

Thursday, January 12  | UL 1125M  | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski  and Presenter(s): Kael Kanczuzewski

In this session, we will provide an overview of the different technologies available for managing group work and streamlining communications in your course. Join us to learn about how to organize effective online group work. In this session we will provide an overview of:

  • Structuring group activities in Canvas
  • Using the collaborative features of IU Box
  • Scheduling live working sessions in Zoom
  • Using Kaltura Media Gallery
Note: This workshop is offered again on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. To register and for more information, click here.

Teaching@IUPUI: Teaching a Large Class

Wednesday, January 25  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Anusha S. Rao, Terri Tarr

When teaching a large class, instructors face challenges related to engaging learners and managing the classroom. Developing rapport with students, eliciting student participation, and giving and receiving feedback from students can all be daunting tasks. Presenters and participants will discuss strategies for increasing interactivity, fostering inclusivity and sense of belonging, efficiently handling logistics, and incorporating technology to minimize the challenges of teaching a large class.

Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

Friday, January 27  | UL 0110  | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Terri Tarr, Michelle Hansen, Kathryn Thedwall

This workshop will review the process of aligning course student learning outcomes with IUPUI General Education Competency Domains, statewide competency domains and learning outcomes, and of designing and assessing their assignments in alignment with those outcomes. It also will examine the rubric that will be used to review general education courses, the information and documents needed for the review, and the process for assembling a course portfolio. 

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:

Graduate Student Programming

CIRTL at IUPUI - New Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs

An introduction webinar to CIRTL at IUPUI will be offered to graduate students and postdocs providing information on CIRTL core ideas and outcomes, professional development benefits, and activities of the CIRTL at IUPUI program. These webinars will be offered on January 24, 25, 27,  and February 7, 8, and 10. Click here to register for the webinar.

Upcoming CIRTL Cross-Network Programming:  Sign up for a CIRTL Network account to enroll in  upcoming CIRTL cross-network workshops and events .

Registration for the Spring 2017 CIRTL MOOCs are now open!

 Registration for Spring 2017 CIRTL courses are now open!

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

Partner Opportunities

FACET Academy Awards on Excellence in Teaching

The Academy Awards serve two important purposes that promote FACET’s mission:
• Recognizing faculty who bring passion, innovation, and creativity to the classroom to promote student success across IU
• Helping FACET share and disseminate best practices in teaching for the benefit of the entire IU community

Academy Awards Nominations are due by January 15, 2017

Annual FACET Retreat

The 2017 FACET Retreat will be held May 19-21 at Brown County Inn in Nashville, Indiana and the Retreat Call for Proposals is now open.  

The 2017 retreat theme is Catalysts for Change: The Transformative Possibilities of Teaching and Learning.

 Proposals are due by February 1, 2017

LEAP Indiana Conference - SAVE THE DATE

Friday, April 7  | Ivy Tech Conference Center, Indianapolis  | 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The LEAP Indiana Conference, to be held Friday, April 7, 2017 will feature keynote speaker Lynn Pasquerella, Presidant of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  The benefits of attending this conference include:  engaging with a network of diverse faculty, taking an active role in nurturing innovation and leadership, and aligning with undergraduate initiatives rooted in AAC&U proficiencies.  Admission, lunch, and parking are free. Seating is limited. More registration information is coming in 2017, however you can reserve your seat now by contacting

Indiana University Introduces Two-Step Login (Duo)

Email and online scams (phishing attacks) are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Two-step login (Duo), also known as two-factor authentication, adds a second layer of security when you log into secure systems. It combines an additional verification with your username and passphrase, and helps prevent anyone but you from logging in. 

At Indiana University, Two-step login (Duo) adds this second layer of security for some university systems, and also for your personal information and financial data (Bursar direct deposit, for example).  The Duo Mobile app for smartphones or tablets is recommended, but if you don't have such a device, regular cell phones and landlines are also supported. For step-by-step instructions for the various ways to begin, see Getting started with Two-step login (Duo) at IU.

Recommended Reading

How can we minimize grade challenges?

 Goodblar, D. (2017, January 4). How can we minimize grade challenges? The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

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