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.

Information sessions about the CEG and other IUPUI teaching grants will be held on December 8, 2017 and January 10, 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

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.

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

Thursday, December 7  | CE 450 C  | 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.

Due to high demand for this workshop, the Dec. 7th workshop was moved to a larger room (CE 450-C) and additional seats are available.

This workshop will be repeated on Thurs., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (click date for information and registration)

CEG, RISE, and ePortfolio Teaching Grants: All You Need to Know

Friday, December 8  | UL 1116  | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Jennifer Thorington-Springer, Terri Tarr, Susan Kahn

If you are thinking about developing a new or redesigned course, program, or co-curricular experience, we invite you to attend this workshop on teaching and learning grants available to IUPUI faculty and staff. Grant opportunities include Curriculum Enhancement Grants, ePortfolio Grants, RISE to the IUPUI Challenge Curriculum Development Grants, and RISE to the IUPUI Challenge/ePortfolio Initiative Curriculum Development Grants.

This workshop will be repeated on Jan. 10, 2018, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Click here to register.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

Wednesday, December 20  | 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.

Canvas Information and Workshops

Are you new to Canvas, IU's Learning Management System?  Or, would you like to make sure you have all the basics?  In this webinar, we'll cover how to set up your course in Canvas, and take advantage of the interactive tools it has to offer.

Upcoming workshops:

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL and CIRTL Programming

• Save the dates for the spring 2018 Becoming an Effective Educator series! These workshops and webinars will address how to leverage professional development opportunities and construct a strong application for faculty positions. Click here to learn more and to register.

• Join fellow graduate students and postdocs for the Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning Community. The purpose of this learning community is to reflect critically and engage issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. Applications are now available for spring 2018.

• Interested in learning 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.

    Recommended Reading

    On Banning Things in Classrooms

    Warner, J. (2017, November 26). On banning things in classrooms. Just Visiting, blog. Retrived from:

    This post examines the evidence that is frequently cited in support of banning electronics in classrooms. Warner asks readers to consider the underlying reasons students resort to online shopping and other off-task behaviors, and thenegative impact of authoritarian classrooms.

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