CTL Announcements

Save the Date: 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Office will conduct the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the IT Building. Graduate students anticipating to be first-time teaching assistants in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are encouraged to register for and attend the TA Orientation. Attendees will learn more about IUPUI policies and procedures and be equipped with basic tools and strategies to successfully start their teaching responsibilities at IUPUI. Click here to view the schedule and register for the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation.

Save the Date: Associate Faculty Teaching Forum, Wednesday, September 6

Are you a new or returning Associate Faculty member at IUPUI or IUPUC? (Sometimes Associate Faculty are called part-time faculty or part-time lecturers.) If so, you are invited to the Associate Faculty Teaching Forum. This event provides an opportunity to engage in forum-style conversations with your associate faculty colleagues and consultants at the Center for Teaching Learning (CTL) about teaching and technology challenges encountered in the classroom or online. The event will be held at IUPUI's CTL. Read more..

Need Help Migrating Adobe Presenter Content?

The CTL can now provide support for migrating Adobe Presenter files off of the Adobe Connect server. There are a few different options on how to migrate the content. Learn more about the Adobe Connect Retirement.  

Click here to fill out a form and we can see how best to help.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

The QM workshop introduces faculty and staff to the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and to the QM Process. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized quality assurance organization for online course design, and the QM Process is a faculty-led peer review process that uses the research-based standards (criteria) of the QM Rubric to certify online courses.

In-person QM workshops will be offered on the following dates.  Each workshop will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  To register for an event or for more information, click on the dates listed below.

Wednesday, July 19, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, August 11, IT 121 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, September 8, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, October 16, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, November 17, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Note:  Participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop to receive QM certificate.

CTL Workshops

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

Top Hat: Getting Started for IU Instructors

Monday, July 10  | Online - Zoom  | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday  and Presenter(s): Sarah Hammond

This webinar is provided by IU Top Hat representative, Sarah Hammond, in partnership with IT Training.

After a university-wide pilot, Top Hat has been selected as Indiana University’s new student response system. TurningPoint Cloud will continue to be available for Spring and Summer 2017 terms, but will no longer be supported in Fall 2017.

Top Hat is an interactive, cloud-based teaching platform that enables instructors to engage students both inside and outside the classroom with compelling content and activities.

Note to Instructors: Prior to this session, please prepare by taking the steps below:

  1. Review this provided Top Hat Overview page
  2. Create your account by following the steps on this provided Indiana University - Single Sign-On Account Setup page

If questions, please contact Sarah Hammond (

What you'll learn:

  • Use Top Hat to take attendance
  • Use Top Hat to ask interactive questions with automated grading
  • Use Top Hat to facilitate open-ended discussions and activities
  • Use Top Hat's seamless integration with Canvas to update Top Hat rosters and send Top Hat grades to the Canvas gradebook

Teaching@IUPUI Webinars: Summer and Fall Schedule

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers an Online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the webinars are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

Click on the webinar titles below for more information and registration details.  

Teaching@IUPUI: Writing a Teaching and Philosophy/Statement 7/13, 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Teaching@IUPUI: Documenting Your Teaching Success 7/20, 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Teaching@IUPUI: Creating a Syllabus 8/1, 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Teaching@IUPUI: Creating and Using Rubrics Effectively 8/3, 12 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: First Day of Class 8/10, 12 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Quick Ways to Check Student's Understanding 8/31, 12 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Writing a Teaching Philosophy/Statement 9/13, 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Teaching@IUPUI: Gathering Mid-Semester Feedback from Students 9/21, 12 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Documenting Your Teaching Success 9/27, 12 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior 10/18, 12 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Collaborative Learning 11/8, 12 - 1:00 p.m

Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

Friday, August 4  | UL 1126  | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, Kathryn Thedwall, Debora Herold, Terri Tarr

As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses, course coordinators or faculty responsible for preparing course portfolios for review may have questions about the information and materials that need to go into the portfolios. This workshop will provide an overview of the course review process, a review of course portfolio requirements, the process for assembling and submitting the portfolio, and the rubric that will be used to review the course portfolios. Examples from existing course portfolios will be incorporated into the workshop. Questions and discussion will be encouraged. 

Note:  This workshop is also offered on the following dates.  For more information and to register, click on any of the dates listed below.

Friday, September 1, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, December 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL Programming

• The Teaching@IUPUI webinar on Writing a Teaching Philosophy/Statement will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

• The Teaching@IUPUI webinar on Documenting Your Teaching Success  will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

Partner Opportunities

Save the Date - Gateway Fall Retreat: Making Academic Change Happen, September 22, 2017

Making Academic Change Happen is an interactive, participant-focused workshop to explore the processes and approaches necessary to introduce, promote and implement innovative programs.

This COLLABORATIVE retreat will help you communicate your good work, garner support for your academic ideas, and provide tools to make an impact on your program, school, and campus!

Bring a team! Build solutions!  Workshop facilitators are from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  

For more information, contact Kate Thedwall, 

Recommended Reading

What if Students Revolt?

Seidel, S. B., & Tanner, K. D. (2013). “What if students revolt?”—considering student resistance: origins, options, and opportunities for investigation. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 586-595.

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