CTL Announcements

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium

Thursday, October 12  | Lilly Auditorium UL 0130  | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Michael Morrone

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 deadline for submitting applications is October 15, 2017.

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.

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.

Faculty Teaching Showcase: Inclusive Teaching Strategies

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

This faculty teaching showcase will feature a conversation between Evava Pietri, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Anusha Rao, CTL's STEM instructional consultant. Eva will share examples of how she strives to create an inclusive learning environment in her classes to motivate students and promote student engagement and learning. 

Click here to view and register for more Faculty Teaching Showcases.

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.

Teaching@IUPUI: Collaborative Learning

Wednesday, November 8  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S Rao  and Presenter(s): Anusha S Rao, Douglas Jerolimov

Collaborative learning is associated with higher academic achievement and student engagement, in both face-to-face and online learning environments, and has been found to have a positive impact on a wide variety of students.  In this webinar, participants will examine challenges faced by students and faculty in using collaborative techniques, learn about best practices to overcome these challenges, and discuss examples for implementing and assessing collaborative learning techniques for the online and face-to-face learning contexts.

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL and CIRTL Programming

Apply for the 2018 Certificate in College Teaching Program. Graduate students interested in preparing for successful academic careers are invited to apply to join the 2018 cohort of the Certificate in College Teaching program. Click here for more information and application.

Introduction to CIRTL - Learn more about CIRTL at IUPUI and get badges to highlight your professional development activities in teaching. Click here to learn more and for webinar registration. 

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

  • Integrating Civic Learning into the STEM Classroom: This two-part workshop is presented by IUPUI faculty and graduate students and will discuss how civic learning intentionally prepares students for informed and engaged participation in their communities. Click here to learn more and register for this event.

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

A Welcoming Classroom

Lang, J. M. (2017, September 27). A welcoming classroom. From The Chronicle of Higher Education

This article reminds us that we often make a classroom more usable and welcoming for everybody when we do what we can to accommodate students with special needs. How do you make your course truly inclusive?  

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