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CTL Announcements

Registration is Now Open: 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..

Save the Date: Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology (ATLT) Symposium, September 15

The CTL’s Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology (ATLT) Symposium is Friday, September 15 at the Campus Center. Come and learn how technology can influence teaching and learning and how you can take advantage of technology here at IUPUI! Chauncey Frend will share what he and his team at the UITS Advanced Visualization Laboratory are doing to help IUPUI faculty with virtual worlds, 3D and 4D visualization, and more. More information and registration coming soon.

Using Reacting in the Classroom: The Best Professional Development EVER!

Friday, September 29  | UL 1126  | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 | Organizer(s): Themed Learning Communities, Center for Teaching and Learning  and Presenter(s): Elizabeth E. Dunn, IU South Bend

Looking for new ways to engage students and invigorate your classroom? Hoping to inspire students to read, think, and discuss? You are invited to attend a workshop demonstrating an award-winning pedagogy created at Barnard College called Reacting to the Past. Now used at over 300 institutions of higher learning by faculty from many different disciplines, Reacting advances learning through elaborate role play games that ignite student imagination, provide motivation to prepare and participate in class, and encourage faculty to revisit the student experience.

We will learn about Reacting by playing a game called “Challenging the USDA Food Pyramid, 1991.” Pitched to first year students, this game works well in a variety of settings. You will be encouraged and coached by Reacting veteran Dr. Elizabeth E. Dunn, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, IU South Bend.

For more information about Reacting, go to https://reacting.barnard.edu. To register: http://go.iu.edu/1Gqz

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and Themed Learning Communities.

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.

CTL Workshops

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

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.

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.

Teaching@IUPUI: First Day of Class

Thursday, August 10  | Online - Zoom  | 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Doug Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Terri Tarr

The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the semester. It’s an opportunity to set learners’ expectations, establish a feeling of community, and give students a taste of course content. This online mini-workshop will focus on ideas and activities that instructors can use to get a course off to a great start, with time for questions and discussion.

For the list of future Teaching@IUPUI webinars, click here

Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

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 provides 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. 

For more information or to register for the workshop that best fits your schedule, 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.

Top Hat Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, August 9  | UL 1125 M  | 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Lynn Ward  and Presenter(s): Bryce Potter

Top Hat is an interactive teaching platform designed to make classroom lectures (as well as online assignments) more engaging and effective. Using Top Hat, you can conduct polls, ask auto-graded and open-ended questions, and even initiate discussions. Results are tabulated instantly as students respond on their mobile devices.

Top Hat will be hosting a lunch followed by a demonstration and training session for those interested in learning more and experiencing the platform first hand. Please bring a personal device (smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) with you to this event.

Below are dates and times of additional Top Hat Lunch and Learn workshops.  To register or for more information, click on any of the following dates:

Thursday, August 17, UL 1125M 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 24, UL 1125M 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30, UL 1125M 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Get Ready to Zoom!

Get up and running with Zoom, IU’s new video conferencing tool.  Beginners can start with Zoom: The Basics; then try our Getting More from Your Experience webinar for more advanced settings and techniques.

    Register for any of the upcoming workshops:

    Canvas

    Canvas Information and Workshops

    Learn how to use Canvas, IU's learning management system. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, is offering an introductory webinar for new users of Canvas. We’ll cover the basics for getting your course set up for the semester. Need more advanced help? Contact the CTL for an appointment with a consultant.

    Upcoming workshop:

    Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

    CTL Programming

    •The Teaching@IUPUI webinar on First Day of Class will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

    •The 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. This event is designed for graduate students who anticipate becoming first-time teaching assistants at IUPUI in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. Attendees will learn more about IUPUI policies and procedures, and be equipped with basic tools and strategies to start their teaching responsibilities at IUPUI. Click here to learn more and register for this event.

    •The Teaching@IUPUI webinar on Quick Ways to Check Students' Understanding will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this event.

    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, kthedwal@iupui.edu 

    Recommended Reading

    The overconfident professor: I know I taught you better than that

    Kearney, E.M. & Sheffer, S. (2015). The overconfident professor: I know I taught you better than that. The Teaching Professor, Magna Publications. https://goo.gl/8TgcRJ.

    The above article discusses strategies for faculty to monitor their teaching and assessment practices regularly to avoid becoming too familiar and overconfident with it.

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