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CTL Announcements

Early Career Teaching Academy Applications due Dec. 15, 2017

Most new faculty at large public universities enter the professoriate with training and support to conduct research, but few also enter with equivalent preparation and support for their teaching. The Early Career Teaching Academy provides a setting within which faculty members can find and develop their teaching identity, one that is rooted in evidence-based active learning strategies and high-impact educational practices, and designed to facilitate student success. 

The academy convenes in two intensive sessions:  one full-day, and one half-day session. These sessions focus on the effective development and assessment of active learning teaching strategies suited to IUPUI’s diverse student body. By the second session, faculty will be able to select teaching strategies they plan to implement, and to articulate how these teaching strategies express their teaching identities.

The next academy will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday, February 9, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Click here for more information and to apply.  

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 https://kb.iu.edu/d/awbu.

Have Adobe Presenter or Captivate content on Adobe Connect (connect.iu.edu)?

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: https://kb.iu.edu/d/anxl

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

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: http://go.iu.edu/1ASK.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly at thectl@iupui.edu.

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: 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:  https://rise.iupui.edu/taxonomies.

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.  

Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

Monday, December 4  | UL 1126  | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, Debora Herold, 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. 

Scientific Writing from the Reader's Perspective

Tuesday, December 5  | Health Information and Translational Sciences, HS 1110  | 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): The School of Medicine, OFAPD, The Center for Teaching and Learning  and Presenter(s): George D. Gopen, Ph.D., JD

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.

To attend the Introductory workshop, click here: Tues., Dec. 5, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

To attend the Advanced workshop, click here: Wed., Dec. 6, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

If you have questions about this event, please contact OFAPD at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iu.edu.

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 Thurs., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (click date for information and registration)

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL and CIRTL Programming

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. 

    Partner Opportunities

    Fulbright Scholar Program Presentation for Faculty and Staff with Dr. Andrew Riess

    Wednesday, November 1  | UL 0130  | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     | Organizer(s): Office of International Affairs  and Presenter(s): Dr. Andrew Riess

    Join the Office of International Affairs and Dr. Andrew Riess, Assistant Director, Outreach, Fulbright Scholar Program and find out if it’s time for YOU to apply for the Fulbright Scholar Program.  Reception to follow at 4:00 p.m. for all current, past, and aspiring Fulbright recipients. RSVP encouraged but not required.   

    For questions and to RSVP, click here

    Getting to Yes! Essential Planning and Documentation Strategies for Early Career Faculty Teaching and Researching in and with Communities

    Thursday, November 16  | Hine Hall (IP) 219  | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    Register »

    Community engagement doesn't have to be an area of teaching, research, and creative activity that waits until you get tenure.  However, to advance successfully does call for alternative strategies involving how faculty plan for, document, and communicate their work.  Join us for a session that illuminates tips and strategies that early faculty, including tenure line, clinical and lecturers, can use to advocate for their work as community-engaged scholars.  

    This event is sponsored by Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship, Center for Service and Learning, and the Office of Academic Affairs.  

    To register, click here.

    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

    Abaci, S., Quick, J., & Morrone, A. (2017, October 9). Student engagement with e-texts: What the data tells us. Educause Review. https://goo.gl/qPSjb4.

    This case study of Indiana University's e-text initiative reports on students' actual use of and engagement with digital textbooks.  Research found that higher engagement with e-texts (reading and highlighting) correlated with higher course grades.

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