CTL Announcements

Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology (ATLT) Symposium

The CTL’s Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology (ATLT) Symposium will be held Friday, September 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 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. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.

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 To register:

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 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.

Stay Current with Canvas and Other Tools

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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

Monday, October 16  | UL 1130  | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov

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.

Click here to view and register for upcoming workshops

Embedding Assessments in Online Content Using Quick Check

Thursday, September 7  | Online - Zoom  |  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday  and Presenter(s): Benjamin Motz

Quick Check is a tool for creating inline assessments in Canvas. Currently in pilot, the tool enables instructors to almost seamlessly integrate frequent low-stakes assessments into course content. Presenting questions as part of the content can be less intimidating to students than a more formal assessment. It also encourages interaction with the content, helps instructors get to know students' work, and provides multiple opportunities for feedback.

In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the instructional advantages of using Quick Check in online and blended courses, how to use the tool, and how to sign up for the Quick Check pilot.

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.

    Click here to view and register for upcoming workshops

    Faculty Teaching Showcase: Active and Collaborative Learning

    Tuesday, September 12  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Brian Krohn, Tracey Birdwell

    This faculty teaching showcase will feature a conversation between Brian Krohn, a Senior Mosaic Fellow and associate professor in the Department of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management, IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at IUPUI, and Tracey Birdwell, principal consultant with the Mosaic Initiative. A university-wide active learning initiative, the Mosaic Initiative explores the intersections of space, technology, and pedagogy. Additionally, the Mosaic Initiative supports active and collaborative learning in all classrooms, and contributes to the development of learning spaces at Indiana University. Brian Krohn will discuss ways that technology can assist using active learning and collaborative learning in medium to large classrooms.

     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.

    Click here to view and register for upcoming workshops

    Teaching@IUPUI: Writing a Teaching Philosophy/Statement

    Wednesday, September 13  | Online - Zoom  | 12 noon - 1 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

    A teaching philosophy presents a faculty member’s reflection on the experiences and beliefs that shape his or her teaching and learning strategies. Often used as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, or course syllabi, a teaching philosophy captures and documents a teacher’s values and aspirations in teaching. This webinar will review one model for structuring a teaching philosophy and will also examine some example philosophies. Webinar participants will take the first steps in articulating their teaching philosophy; those who have already begun to craft a philosophy will have an opportunity to continue that work.

    Online Course Design and Development Bootcamp

    September 20 - November 3  | Online - Canvas
    Register » Organizer(s): Jeani Young  and Presenter(s): Sally Jamerson, Andi Rehak, Jeani Young

    Are you creating or revising an online course that you will be teaching in 2018? This Bootcamp course may be for you!

    The CTL Bootcamp is a unique learning experience for faculty designing and developing an online course. It's six-week long, interactive, hands-on, online class built around regular weekly discussions and assignments on which each participant will receive feedback from both facilitators and peers. It provides an important opportunity to experience the student perspective of taking an online course and the insights that come with it. There are no in-person meetings but there will be 3 optional video-conferences meetings.

    During the six-weeks of Bootcamp, participants will be actively designing and developing their 2018 online course, including the course structure, syllabus, introduction, assessments, activities, and content. We will explore not only the differences between online and in-person courses and the parts of course design (including learning outcomes, assessments, activities, and content), but also visual design, accessibility, usability, and media use and development. Successful completion of assignments and the final project will earn a “Designing an Online Course” badge from the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. The Bootcamp includes aspects of the Quality Matters rubric and is a good starting point for those interested in developing a course for Quality Matters review.

    Teaching@IUPUI: Gathering Mid-Semester Feedback from Students

    Thursday, September 21  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Terri Tarr, Anusha Rao

    Unlike end-of-course evaluations, soliciting mid-semester feedback from students about the course and teaching methods gives faculty the opportunity to make appropriate changes before the end of the semester. Conducting student focus groups, administering online and in-class surveys, and utilizing classroom assessments that target learner reaction to instruction are some ways to gauge what aspects of the course helps students’ learning and what changes could be made to improve students’ learning. In this webinar, attendees will learn about these strategies for gathering mid-semester feedback from students and how to respond to it.

    Teaching@IUPUI: Documenting Your Teaching Success

    Wednesday, September 27  | Online - Zoom  | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

    Faculty and graduate students: interested in documenting your teaching successes for a promotion dossier? Or for a job, award, or grant application? This session introduces different approaches to capture evidence of teaching and learning, and to make the case for your teaching achievements. Learn how to shape and document your evolution as a teacher through the use of student course evaluations, peer reviews of teaching and, especially, through ways to measure your student learning.

    IU eTexts - Campus Visits

    Wednesday, September 27  | UL 1125 M
     | Organizer(s): Randy Newbrough  and Presenter(s): Mark Goodner

    Looking to adopt eTexts into your course? Needing questions answered about eTexts?  Looking for ways to integrate Unizin Engage, the reading platform used by Indiana University?  Then come join Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst for IU eTexts who will demonstrate Unizin Engage and answer any questions that faculty may have regarding IU eTexts.

    Attend one of the general information sessions or request an individual consultation time with Mark Goodner by contacting him at General information sessions are at the following times:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 am p.m., 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. and 2:00 -3:00 p.m.  Click on the desired time for a reservation, or just drop by.


    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 and CIRTL Programming

    Check out CTL's new series for graduate students and postdocs - Becoming an Effective Instructor workshop series. Topics for September include:  

    Preparing for Success: University Library Teaching and Resources for Graduate Students workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this event.

    Teaching STEM Labs: Strategies for TAs to Motivate and Engage Students workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this event.

    • Fall 2017 CIRTL Cross-Network Programming information is now available! Sign up for a CIRTL network account to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network courses, workshops, and events. Learn from presenters from across the country as they share their expertise on teaching and learning topics in STEM education!

    • Sign up for the Introduction to CIRTL at IUPUI webinar to learn more about how you can be active in the CIRTL at IUPUI community, participate in our local CIRTL programming, and enroll in the CIRTL Canvas course to receive badges for CIRTL accomplishments! Workshop dates for September include: 

    Fall 2017 CIRTL at IUPUI Learning Communities now open! Join a learning community of fellow graduate students and postdocs to explore various topics in teaching and learning. The following communities are accepting applications for the fall semester:

    Partner Opportunities

    Nominate a colleague to the Indiana University Faculty Academy (FACET) Nominations due September 8

    There is still time to submit a nomination for a colleague to the Indiana University Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).   Although FACET candidates may not self-nominate,  nominations can be made by any full-time faculty member or administrator who is familiar with the work of the candidate as an educator. A short letter, phone call, or e-mail to the FACET Campus Liaison ( or is all that’s needed.  Nominations are due by Friday, September 8th, 2017.

    FACET candidates must be full-time faculty members who have completed at least 3 years of full-time teaching in the IU system by June 1st, 2017. Full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty, full-time non-tenure-track instructors or lecturers, faculty with full-time clinical teaching assignments (e.g. medicine, nursing), and librarians with significant teaching responsibilities are eligible for nomination.  More information on FACET, as well as the nomination and selection process can be found at the website:

    Candidates must submit their FACET application dossiers by October 31st, 2017.

    Global Learning - Beyond Study Abroad

    This webinar will be shown on Tuesday, September 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in OIA’s Global Crossroads Classroom, ES 2132. This will be an opportunity to learn about frameworks, practical techniques, and strategies for institutions to integrate global learning across the curriculum. It’s recommended for faculty (new and returning), staff, and administrators. 

    Expressions of interest – process and deadline
    Walk-ins on the day of the webinar are welcome, however, it would be helpful to have an idea of how many people will attend. If you think you will, please send OIA an email expressing interest (along with any advance questions you may have) to by Friday, September 8th.

    Gateway Fall Retreat: Making Academic Change Happen

    Friday, September 22  | Kelly Executive Suites  | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     | Organizer(s): Kate Thedwall  and Presenter(s): Kate Thedwall

    Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) 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, and registration click here. 

    IU Online Conference

    The Office of Online Education, Office of Collaborative Academic Programs, and eLearning Design and Services invite you to the second statewide IU Online Conference.  Learn about and share best practices and new developments in online teaching at IU.

    IU Online Conference will be held on Friday, November 10th, 2017, at the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. Registration must be complete by Monday, October 2nd. To learn more and for registration information click here.

    FEED: Creating Effective Research Posters

    Tuesday, October 10  | Walther Hall (R3) C303/C305  | 5:15 - 7:00 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development  and Presenter(s): Jean-luc Doumont

    This lecture will provide practical information on how to create an effective research poster. Topics discussed will include how to select appropriate text and images and how to optimize a poster's layout to reveal a study's outcomes. Dinner will be served from 5:15 - 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

    Save the Dates - SEIRI Speakers Series

    Ann Austin
    SEIRI and the Assessment Institute
    Strategies for Increasing Involvement of Women Scholars in STEM Fields: Lessons from ADVANCE Institutions
    Monday, October 23, 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    IUPUI, Lilly Auditorium - Details & Registration

    Michael Ashby
    SEIRI and Chemistry/Chemical Biology
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 4:10-5:00 pm
    IUPUI, SL 011  - Details & Registration

    Erin Dolan
    SEIRI and Biology
    Engaging Undergraduates in Research at Scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?
    Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:00 -4:30 pm
    IUPUI, Lilly Auditorium - Details & Registration

    Isiah Warner
    SEIRI and Chemistry/Chemical Biology
    Reflections on STEM Programs within the Office of Strategic Initiatives
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm
    IUPUI Campus Center Theatre, CE 002 - Details & Registration

    For questions or more info contact Sheila Summers.

    Recommended Reading

    Constraints on academics’ potential for developing as a teacher

    Akerlind, G. S. (2007). Constraints on academics’ potential for developing as a teacher. Studies in Higher Education,32(1), 21-37.

    How do you see yourself developing as an instructor? What activities do you pursue to develop your teaching skills? Have you considered the role of student feedback in your teaching? Read this article to reflect on your growth as an instructor, no matter where you are in the academic ladder.

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