CTL Announcements

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium

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

Stay Current with Canvas and Other Tools

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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

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

CTL Workshops

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

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): Lynn Ward, 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.

Faculty Teaching Showcase: Active Learning Strategies in Introductory Courses for Non-Majors

Tuesday, October 10  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S. Rao  and Presenter(s): Tamiko Porter, Anusha S Rao

This faculty teaching showcase will feature a conversation between Tamiko Porter, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Anusha Rao, CTL's STEM instructional consultant. Tamiko will share examples of effective active learning strategies that she has used to promote student engagement and learning in introductory courses for non-majors. 

Click here to view and register for more Faculty Teaching Showcases

Encouraging Academic Integrity and Navigating Academic Misconduct

Tuesday, October 10  | Online - Zoom  | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Andi Rehak  and Presenter(s): Gina Londino-Smolar, Andi Rehak

Have you had a student involved in academic misconduct in your class and are unsure how to address the situation?  This webinar will introduce graduate students to the steps in how to handle different types of academic misconduct.  We will also look at how to avoid common problems in classrooms by being proactive when designing assessments, and emphasizing academic integrity in the classroom from the first day.

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.

Teaching with Technology Faculty Showcase: Google for Team-Based Learning

Wednesday, November 1  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Lynn Ward  and Presenter(s): Lisa Russell, Lynn Ward

One of the challenges of team learning is helping students through the learning curve of understanding group dynamics and collaborative technologies. Using the Google@IU platform and the Google Drive LTI integration in Canvas can ease the burden on both instructors and students by making team-learning activities more effective and efficient. In this webinar, presenter Lisa Russell, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at IU Southeast, will explain how incorporating Google tools into her capstone course empowers students to maximize their learning in teams and develop skills that translate directly to the workplace. 

IUPUI Data: What's There and Where Can I Find It?

Thursday, November 2  | UL 0130  | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, Institutional Research and Decision Support Staff

Have you ever struggled to find the number of credit hours taught in your school?  What about the number of majors in your department or the number of staff in your unit?  All this information is readily available to IUPUI faculty and staff if you know where to look! This session will teach about a variety of resources, including IUPUI Data Link, Point-in-Cycle, EAB, and a variety of other reports that provide information right at your fingertips. Participants will also learn how to interpret the information they find and use it for decision making, analysis, and prompt reporting.

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL and CIRTL Programming

Partner Opportunities

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 SEIRI 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

Saved by a Hybrid

Lieberman, M. (2017, September 20). Saved by a hybrid. Inside Digital Learning

Has recent weather, as well as other natural disasters, made you think about what you would do with your course(s) if campus had to close? This article discusses how hybrid classes may be at an advantage, as students are already accustomed to having some class content delivered online. 

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