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

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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.

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.

The next Quality Matters Workshop will be held December 20, 2017.  Click here to view and register for all 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.  

Knowing What Your Students Know

Wednesday, November 29  | UL 1125-M  | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski  and Presenter(s): Kael Kanczuzewski, Andi Rehak

Low stakes in-class assessments allow students to identify their level of competence in your material. Additionally, as an instructor they provide you with individual or aggregate data on student performance, allowing you to refine your course to best meet your students needs.

In this workshop, we will cover the various options for assessing student learning during face-to-face courses. This workshop will cover both real-time response applications as well as freely available asynchronous applications.

In this interactive workshop, we will cover:

  • Real-time feedback with Top Hat
  • How Dropthought can give voice to all students in your course
  • Collecting anonymous feedback with free, online applications

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. 

Top Hat Certification Session

Monday, December 4  | UL 1125 M  | Various
Register » Organizer(s): Randy Newbrough  and Presenter(s): Top Hat Representative

Top Hat, IU’s student response system, will have representatives on the IUPUI campus offering Top Hat Certification workshops along with drop in sessions for you to come and ask your questions.  There will also be a lunch time session (with lunch provided) offering an opportunity to talk with IU faculty who have successfully implemented Top Hat in their courses.  

These sessions are open to current Top Hat users and those who are interested in getting started with Top Hat.  For more information and to register for the Top Hat Certification session, the drop in Q & A sessions, or the  lunch time chat session, go to:

9:00 to 10:30 a.m. -  Registration and Top Hat Office Hours

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Top Hat Foundations Level I and II

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Top Hat Foundations Level I and II *Repeat*

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Free Catered Lunch and IU Professor Success Stories

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Elective Session: Tactics for Real-Time Assessment

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Elective Session: Flipping the Classroom and Active Learning

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Top Hat Office Hours

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

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)

Canvas Information and Workshops

Learn how to use Canvas, IU's new Learning Management System, at your own pace or in a guided tutorial. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, offers a wide variety of workshops and webinars to help faculty set up Canvas sites for the spring semester.

Upcoming workshops:

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

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

    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 and the Assessment Institute Speakers

    Erin Dolan - Engaging Undergraduates in Research at Scale:  What if the treatment is a CURE?

    Erin Dolan - Publishing Your STEM Education Scholarship 

    Upcoming SEIRI Event:  

    Wed., March 28, 2018      Isiah Warner  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    For questions or more information, contact Sheila Summers.

    Copyright, Fair Use, and the TEACH Act

    Thursday, November 30  | Online - Zoom  | 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development  and Presenter(s): Jennifer Westerhaus Adams, JD

    What laws govern university faculty and copyright in teaching settings? What images are appropriate for use in your lectures? How can you share materials with your learners appropriately on Canvas? In this online session, Jennifer Westerhaus Adams, JD, IU's Associate General Counsel, will provide brief background on the laws that govern these issues and answer specific questions for faculty.

    Recommended Reading

    Males Under-Estimate Academic Performance of Their Female Peers in Undergraduate Biology Classrooms

    Grunspan, D. Z., Eddy, S. L., Brownell, S. E., Wiggins, B. L., Crowe, A. J., & Goodreau, S. M. (2016). Males under-estimate academic performance of their female peers in undergraduate biology classrooms. PloS one, 11(2), e0148405.

    This article reveals how a social network analysis study on college-level biology students captures a surprising but consistent pattern of male students underestimating their female peers' mastery in biology. 

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