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: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior

Wednesday, March 8  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Anusha S Rao

How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and manage such common disruptions in both the face-to-face and online teaching contexts.

General Education Course Review Process FAQs

Monday, March 20  | UL 1125 M  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, Terri Tarr

As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses, especially course coordinators, may have questions about how to assemble the information and materials needed for the course review portfolio. This session will address frequently asked questions about the general education review process, with time allotted for questions and discussion.

NOTE:   This workshop is also given on March 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.  Click here to register for March 21st workshop.

Faculty Teaching Showcase: Mid-semester Feedback

Wednesday, March 22  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Debora Herold

Have you ever had the experience of reading your end-of-semester student evaluations and found yourself surprised by the comments? Perhaps a student made a suggestion that you agree would be an improvement to the course. Or maybe a student was critical of something and you wish you could have explained the pedagogical reasoning behind your course design. Although end-of-semester feedback can be helpful for making adjustments for future semesters, it is too late to make changes that will impact the students who actually provided the feedback. This webinar will focus on obtaining mid-semester feedback from students. We will discuss different ways to request feedback and how to respond to it once you receive it. This showcase will feature Dr. Debora Herold, Department of Psychology, School of Science.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s new Faculty Teaching Showcase Webinar Series, a venue for faculty to share their teaching practices with one another. Designed to inspire, inform and give faculty the confidence to try new teaching strategies, each interactive webinar features a conversation with a faculty member about how they implemented a successful teaching technique. Each webinar will be 30 minutes long with an optional 15-minute follow-up discussion period.

Documenting your Teaching Effectiveness in Graduate School

Thursday, March 23  | UL 1126  | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S Rao  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

This workshop introduces graduate students to the practice of documenting one’s teaching, the practice of articulating and supporting claims for the effectiveness of one's teaching. Participants will be introduced to different types of evidence of teaching and learning, and to approaches to capture this evidence in order to make the case for teaching achievements.

NOTE:This is a required workshop for the CIRTL at IUPUI Practitioner-level requirements.

Putting Together a Course Portfolio

Monday, April 17  | UL 1125 M  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Kathryn Thedwall

As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to be prepared to put together a course portfolio with the elements needed for the course review. This brown bag workshop 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 as well as show two examples of course portfolios that have been put together to pilot the review process.

NOTE:  This workshop will also be given on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Click here to register for the April 18th workshop.

Teaching@IUPUI: An Introduction to Course Evaluation and Assessment

Wednesday, April 19  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S Rao  and Presenter(s): Grant Fore, Justin Hess

This webinar is designed to help faculty consider best practices for evaluating course effectiveness. Evaluation refers to the process of determining whether student learning objectives or course outcomes are met. We will address the following questions:

• How do you develop an evaluation plan?
• What is formative versus summative evaluation?
• What are common data collection techniques?
• What are acceptable data analysis procedures?
• How can you ensure that your results are reliable?
• What should you do with your findings?

The presenters will include examples of STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) evaluation projects that will enable attendees to apply these questions to their teaching contexts.

Canvas Information

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.

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

CTL and CIRTL Programming

•The online workshop, Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

• The workshop, Documenting your Teaching Effectiveness in Graduate School will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the University Library, Room UL 1126.  Click here for more information and to register.

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

Partner Opportunities

LEAP Indiana Conference

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

Free registration, but limited admission!

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) and Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research at the University Nevada, Las Vegas; and a partner in the AAC&U’s LEAP project, Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning.  

Session Tracks:

  • Transparency in Teaching
  • Inclusive Classroom
  • Center for Teaching and Learning - Director's track
  • Ed Camp 
LEAP Indiana seeks to create and support connections among diverse faculty from across all Indiana colleges and universities who are passionate about teaching and the exploration of innovative pedagogies aligned with AAC&U’s LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) States Initiative. This conference is sponsored by faculty leaders from public state institutions across Indiana (

If you have any questions, please email Please register for the conference using this link.

CanvasCon coming to IUPUI

Participants will share best practices for teaching and learning with Canvas, discuss recent and upcoming enhancements, and network with other Canvas users.  The agenda is jam-packed with insights from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both higher education and K-12.

If you are interested in presenting, be sure to submit your proposal by March 13, 2017.   We're open to all proposals and eager to hear what you have to say.  If your proposal is accepted, then your registration is free.

CanvasCon is Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the IUPUI Campus Center.  It is sponsored by Instructure, and co-hosted by UITS and the IU School of Education at IUPUI.  Registration is only $49 and includes breakfast, lunch, and the closing reception.  To register and more information, click here.

Recommended Reading

How To Deal With Difficult Students

Reis, R. (2017, February 13). How to deal with difficult students. Tomorrow’s Professor.

This posting has eight helpful suggestions about how to handle challenging students. It is from chapter 6, How to Run Your Class, of this book: Spalding, D. (2014). Teach your students. Change the world. Wiley Periodicals: San Francisco, CA.

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