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.

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 and Postdoc Programming

Local IUPUI CIRTL Events

• Introduction to CIRTL at IUPUI: This webinar will provide information on CIRTL core ideas and outcomes, professional development benefits, and activities of the CIRTL at IUPUI program. Click on the links below to register for a specific offering of the webinar:

     o    Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     o    Wednesday, January 25, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     o    Friday, January 27, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     o    Tuesday, February 7, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     o    Wednesday, February 8, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     o    Friday, February 10, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

• CIRTL MOOC-Centered Learning Community (MCLC) on Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.   Click to learn more about MCLC Description and Registration Details.

• Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning is an opportunity for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to critically reflect and engage issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. Click to learn more about Learning Community Description and Topics and Application Form.

CIRTL Cross-Network Events

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

Partner Opportunities

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

RISE Curriculum Grants Due February 10th

The RISE to the IUPUI Challenge Curriculum Grants for 2017 are due on Friday, February 10th.  More information about the grants is available at:

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, President 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

Reflective Writing and the Revision Process

Giles, S. L. (2010). Reflective writing and the revision process: What were you thinking? In Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky (Eds.) Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Vol. 1 (pp. 191-204). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press,

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