CTL Announcements

2018 Curriculum Enhancement Grant RFP Now Available

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG)  provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. In addition, the grants seek to enhance the conversation about scholarly teaching on campus and increase the practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning. The grant supports a wide range of faculty projects designed to improve student learning and success. See the 2018 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Request for Proposals for more information. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 26, 2018.

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

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 Showcase: Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Monday, 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. 

Faculty Teaching Showcase: Technology-assisted Active and Collaborative Learning

Tuesday, November 7  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Tracey Birdwell, Brian Krohn

In this faculty teaching showcase, Brian Krohn will discuss ways that technology can assist in using active learning and collaborative learning in medium to large classrooms. The 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.

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.

Faculty Teaching Showcase: Engaging Students Through Fishbowl Discussions

Thursday, November 9  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S Rao  and Presenter(s): Dennis Watson, Anusha S Rao

This faculty teaching showcase will feature a conversation between Dennis Watson, associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science in the School of Public Health and Anusha Rao, CTL's STEM instructional consultant. Dennis will share examples of how he has used the fishbowl discussion strategy to promote student engagement and learning in undergraduate and graduate-level courses.  

Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

Tuesday, November 14  | UL 1126  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, 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.

Setting the Stage for a Cohesive Campus Wide First Year Experience: Bridge, First Year Seminars, Themed Learning Communities

Thursday, November 16  | UL 1126  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Kathy Johnson, Amy Powell, Heather Bowman, Jennifer Thorington Springer

The newly designed taxonomies offer instructors guidance on quality course design, implementation, assessment, and improvement.  We view the taxonomies as an instrumental faculty/staff professional development tool and are pleased to announce that the RISE Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning have created this series of workshops for the 2017-18 academic year to introduce faculty/staff to the taxonomy guides and share more widely the value of HIPs.  Presenters will include but not be limited to those who participated in the creation of the taxonomies, members of the RISE Community of Practice, and instructors who have successfully used them. 

All taxonomies may be found here:

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

Friday, November 17  | 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

Faculty Teaching Showcase: Mentoring Collaborative Media Projects that Connect Classroom to Community

Monday, November 27  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Zebulun Wood, Douglas Jerolimov

This faculty teaching showcase will feature a conversation between Zeb Wood, lecturer in the Media Arts and Sciences program of the School of Informatics and Computer Science, and Doug Jerolimov, a CTL instructional consultant. Zeb will share how he systematized the professional and portfolio development of undergraduate students who worked with real-world clients and their media projects.  

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

Thursday, December 7  | CE 305  | 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 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.

This will be a hands-on workshop. Please bring your own devices. Tablets or laptops are ideal.

This workshop will be repeated on the following date:

Thursday, January 11, 2018  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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.

•  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

Michael Ashby 
SEIRI and the Assessment Institute
Advancing Graduate Education in the Natural Sciences 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Hine Hall, President's Room - Details & Registration

Upcoming SEIRI Events:  

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

Assessments that Support Student Learning

Weiman,C. & Gilbert, S. (2015, April). Assessments that support student lerning. Tomorrow's Professor, 1595.

This review article provides several strategies that can help instructors design assessments that can not only be used to evaluate student learning, but also encourage students to monitor their own performance and improve learning.  

Center for Teaching and Learning

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