Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposals Due January 27th

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.

2017 E.C. Moore Symposium – Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2017 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellent in Teaching is now open. This year’s symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and the NSSE Institute at the IU Bloomington School of Education. The plenary address will be delivered by Rob Elliott, Lecturer in Computer and Information Technology at the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI and recipient of the 2016 IUPUI Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The E.C. Moore Symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and the instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. This year’s symposium will feature concurrent sessions, a poster session and presenters’ reception, a showcase of student ePortfolios, and other opportunities to interact with students and colleagues. The 2017 E.C. Moore Symposium will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, March 3, 2017. 

For more information and to register, 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.

Technology for Managing Group Work

Wednesday, January 18  | UL 1125 M  | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.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

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

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

Graduate Students and Postdocs Programming

Hourly Graduate Assistant Position Available at the CTL

CTL invites applications for an Hourly Graduate Assistant to assist in planning, creating, and facilitating teaching-related professional development programming for graduate students and postdocs at IUPUI. Click here for a job description and application requirements.

Local IUPUI   CIRTL Events

CIRTL Cross-Network Events

Sign up for a CIRTL account network to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network courses, workshops, and events .

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

Public Scholarship Produces "Complete and Connected Scholars." Find Out How...

Join Dr. Timothy Eatman, Associate Professor of Education at Syracuse University and the Co-director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life for three upcoming workshops:

• Public and Engaged Scholarship to Support Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service (with IUPUI Faculty Panel), Tue., Jan 24th, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

• Demonstrating and Evaluating Quality and Impact in Public Scholarship at a Research University, Tue., Jan. 24th, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

• Talking Tenure, Promotion and Pathways to Engaged Scholarship:  Networking Breakfast Opportuinity with Junior Faculty and Graduate Students, Wed, Jan. 25th, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

To learn more or register for any of these workshops:

Annual FACET Retreat Call for Proposals

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

The Benefits of Good Teaching Extend Beyond Course Achievement

Loes, C. N., & Pascarella, E. T. (2015). The benefits of good teaching extend beyond course achievement. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15(2), 1-13. Retrieved from

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