CTL Announcements

Call for Forum Fellow Applications

The IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invite interested IUPUI faculty to join the inaugural cohort of Forum Fellows. The purpose of the Forum Fellow position is to generate a greater sense of community among faculty on campus, to support professional development in areas that intersect with teaching (e.g., mentoring, multicultural competency) and to encourage innovation in teaching and SOTL scholarship. Supporting projects that involve interdisciplinary sharing and exchange among faculty from different schools is particularly valued. These positions have been created in direct response to recommendations articulated in the report submitted by the Faculty Development and Center for Teaching and Learning Task Force.

The Forum Fellow position is a part-time appointment for 1-2 years and should be ideal for an individual devoted to student learning and interested in gaining professional development experiences that could help provide a foundation for future leadership positions. The Office of Academic Affairs and Center for Teaching and Learning will compensate the Forum Fellow’s school to cover release time for the individual selected. Details of the appointment will be arranged with the individual’s school and may involve course buyouts during each academic year of the appointment.  For more information and application

Scientific Writing from the Reader's Perspective

Dr. Gopen's workshop is designed to teach participants a new, strategic approach to creating, analyzing, and editing scientific writing. Dr. Gopen is the Creator of "The Reader Expectation Approach." and his article, The Science of Scientific Writing, was selected by American Scientist as one of 36 "classic articles" in its 100 years of publications. An introductory workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. An advanced workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Click the event date and time for details. 

This event is sponsored by the IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have questions about this event, please contact OFAPD at (317) 278-3089 or by email at

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium

Thursday, October 12  | University Library, Lilly Auditorium, UL 0130  | 2 - 5 p.m.
Register »

The 2017 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address on The University as a Learning Community by Michael Morrone, director of the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), and a reception and poster presentations by 2016 CEG awardees. Click here for more information.

Have Adobe Presenter or Captivate content on Adobe Connect (

Last winter, UITS announced the retirement of Adobe Connect. This will impact Adobe Presenter and Captivate recordings if you have them stored on the Adobe Connect server. All Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate content needs to be moved from the Connect server to a new location soon. More information about the retirement of Adobe Connect and the timeline can be found here:

Note:  If you are unsure whether you use Adobe Connect, check your Canvas site for links to content that contain “…”.  

The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering assistance with migrating Adobe Presenter content and has hired additional staff dedicated to this effort. If you would like our assistance in moving your Adobe Presenter recordings or are unsure whether this announcement impacts you, fill out this form and one of our consultants from the CTL will contact you:  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly at

Stay Current with Canvas and Other Tools

Instructors, sign up for the learningtechnologies-l mailing list to stay abreast of important news and information related to Canvas, Zoom, Kaltura, and other UITS-supported technologies for teaching and learning. To join the list, follow the instructions in

CTL Workshops

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

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: Case-and Worksheet-based Learning for the Large Lecture

    Monday, October 2  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Paul Edwards

    This Faculty teaching showcase will feature a conversation between Paul Edwards, associate professor in the School of Dentistry, and Doug Jerolimov, CTL instructional consultant. Paul will share how he breaks down class-meeting learning objectives into a series of elemental worksheet-based cases that are rooted in real-world clinical scenarios, calling upon student to debate and negotiate analyses and solutions.

    Other Faculty Teaching Showcases during the month of October include:

    Collaborative Learning with Team-Based Learning

    Oct. 3, 12 noon - 12:30 p.m.
    Mentoring collaborative media projects that connect classroom to community Oct. 4, 12 noon - 12:30 p.m.
    Mentoring collaborative media projects that connect classroom to community (Face to Face workshop) Oct. 4, 12 noon - 12:45 p.m.
    Active learning strategies in introductory courses for non-majors Oct. 10, 12 noon - 12:30 p.m. 
    Inclusive teaching strategies Oct. 30, 12 noon - 12:30 p.m.

    Click here to view and register for more Faculty Teaching Showcases

    Engaged Learning: High-Impact Teaching Practices and the Implementation of IUPUI's Taxonomy Guides

    Thursday, October 5  | Lilly Auditorium, UL 0130  | 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Jennifer Thorington Springer, James Gladden, Julie Hatcher, Tom Hahn, Morgan Studer

    This workshop is one in a series of four that will address high-impact educational practices (HIPs) and is sponsored by the RISE Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning. This initial workshop will highlight the essential elements of HIPs, how they are being practiced on our campus and existing resources. One such resource includes the taxonomy guides, developed by units responsible for high-impact practices at IUPUI to support and enhance quality course design, enrich student experiences along with the research, scholarship, and assessment of HIPs. The taxonomy for service learning will be featured. Other taxonomies may be found at:

    Faculty Teaching with Technology Showcase: “E” is for Empowerment: Using IU eTexts

    Monday, October 9  | Online- Zoom  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Lynn Ward  and Presenter(s): Bridget Fong-Morgan, Mark Goodner

    Electronic textbooks (etexts) have enormous potential to empower students and teachers. Every aspect of the IU eText initiative, as well as the eText reading tool itself, is designed to help students achieve their learning goals, and to enable faculty to improve their teaching. In this webinar, Tammy Fong Morgan will offer specific examples of how she has been using eTexts with Unizin Engage in her courses to improve student learning outcomes and engagement. Then she and co-presenter Mark Goodner will briefly discuss other eText successes, large and small, across the IU system. Finally, Mark will provide a guided tour of the eText reading platform, Unizin Engage, and some of its most important, empowering features.

    Teaching@IUPUI: Teaching Students to Remember - The Science of Memory

    Wednesday, October 11  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m
    Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S. Rao  and Presenter(s): Debora Herold, Andi Rehak

    Faculty expect their students to engage in study strategies that will lead to long-term retention of information. However, we rarely teach students which strategies are the most beneficial nor do we incorporate them into how we teach. In this webinar, participants will learn how memory works, how this information can be used to adapt the course structure, and how to incorporate activities into class sessions that will teach students to remember and apply what they are learning. Participants will walk away with specific strategies that they can incorporate in their classrooms immediately.

    Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

    Friday, October 13  | UL 1126  | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
    Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Terri Tarr, Kathryn Thedwall

    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. 

    Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

    Monday, October 16  | UL 1130  | 10 a.m. - 4 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

    Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior

    Wednesday, October 18  | Online- Zoom  | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m
    Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  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.

    Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

    CTL and CIRTL Programming

    Partner Opportunities

    IU Online Conference- Registration Deadline October 2

    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 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

    Upcoming SERI Events:  

    Wed., Nov. 8, 2017      Michael Ashby 4:10 -5:00 p.m.
    Friday, Nov. 17, 2017      Erin Dolan 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Wed., March 28, 2018      Isiah Warner 3:00 -5:00 p.m.

    For questions or more information, contact Sheila Summers.

    Recommended Reading

    How to Be Political

    Gooblar, D. (2017, September 21). How to Be Political. The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Retrieved September 21, 2017 from

    This article provides strategies for instructors to be transparent, yet inclusive of their students’ and their own political beliefs in order to be an  equal participant in politically charged discussions

    Center for Teaching and Learning

    phone: (317) 274-1300
    755 West Michigan Street
    UL 1125
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-5146
    Give Now