CTL Announcements

2018 E. C. Moore Symposium/LEAP Indiana Conference Call for Proposals

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning and LEAP Indiana seek proposals from faculty teaching at higher education institutions across Indiana for the combined 2018 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching and LEAP INdiana Conference. We would especially welcome proposals that address topics such as: efforts to improve student learning and engagement, inclusive excellence, integrative learning, novel general education courses or curricula, creative use of instructional technology, and initiatives that promote excellence in teaching. Proposals should clearly demonstrate relevance to a broad range of disciplines. The 2018 E.C. Moore/LEAP Indiana Conference will be held on Friday, March 2nd at the IUPUI Campus Center.

Proposals will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please visit

TILT Pilot

The CTL, the Gateway to Graduation Program, Themed Learning Communities, and First Year Programs will be sponsoring a TILT Pilot for instructors interested in modifying or creating student assignments using the TILT approach. The Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education project (TILT Higher Ed) is an award-winning national educational development and research project that helps instructors to implement a transparent teaching framework that promotes college students’ success.

The TILT Pilot will be open to instructors who are teaching either a first-year seminar, a Gateway general education course, a summer bridge course, or a course in a Themed Learning Community. Instructors will apply to be part of the pilot. For more information and to apply, click here. The priority deadline for submitting an application is Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Online Course Design and Development Bootcamp

Wed., Jan. 24 through Sat., March 31  | Online - Canvas

Are you developing a new online course or significantly revising an existing one for summer or fall 2018? Are you new to online course development and teaching or looking for new ideas to improve your and your students’ experience?  

The Online Course Design and Development Bootcamp is an 8-week, fully online, interactive course running Wednesday, January 24 through Saturday, March 31. It allows faculty to experience the perspective of taking an online course while learning about, talking about, and experimenting with approaches to teaching and learning online. Topics include online presence, active learning, content considerations (including content development), course organization, assessment, accessibility, usability. and visual design among others.

During the Bootcamp, participants actively develop their online class, leading to the final project – specific parts of the course complete and ready for students in Canvas. Successful completion of the Bootcamp will earn a “Designing an Online Course” badge from the CTL.  Learn more and register today!

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.

The information session about the CEG and other IUPUI teaching grants will be held on January 10, 2018.

Stay Current with Canvas and Other Tools

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CTL Workshops

NOTE:  Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College's Gateway Teaching Academy.

Zoom for Instructors

Thursday, January 4  | Online Zoom  | 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday  and Presenter(s): Madeleine Gonin, Kimmaree Murday

Are you interested in having online office hours? Holding class while you are out of town? Inviting a guest speaker from anywhere in the world? Have students record their group meetings or dialogues? Zoom might be just the tool for you.

IU faculty, staff, and students can use Zoom, a video conferencing and online collaboration tool, to host meetings that anyone can join. In this workshop, we will learn how users access their account, schedule, manage and record meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.

This webinar will also be held on Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m., REGISTER

Teaching@IUPUI: An Introduction to Course Evaluation and Assessment

Wednesday, January 10  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S Rao  and Presenter(s): Anthony Chase, Grant Fore

This webinar is designed to help faculty consider best practices for evaluating course effectiveness. Evaluation refers to the process of determining whether student learning objectives or course outcomes are met. We will address the following questions:

• How do you develop an evaluation plan?
• What is formative versus summative evaluation?
• What are common data collection techniques?
• What are acceptable data analysis procedures?
• How can you ensure that your results are reliable?
• What should you do with your findings?

The presenters will include examples of STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) evaluation projects that will enable attendees to apply these questions to their teaching contexts.

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

Wednesday, January 10  | University Library (UL) 1116  | 1200 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Terri Tarr, Jennifer Thorington Springer, 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. Eligible projects should represent a substantial time commitment beyond normal responsibilities (e.g., for developing courses, curricula, or out-of-class learning experiences).  Past grants, for example, have included support for incorporating high-impact practices into courses, programs, and co-curricular experiences; planning and implementing new pedagogies; and developing or revising online learning experiences. Grants may be made to individuals, teams, or members of a program or department. 

Grant opportunities for 2018-2019 at IUPUI include:

At this workshop, participants will learn about each type of grant, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and answers to questions like, “What kinds of projects will the grants fund?” “How long does a project like this take?” “How much funding is available per project?” “What is expected of awardees?” “What will reviewers look for in proposals?” and “What advice do past awardees have for those interested in applying for one of these grants? Time for participant questions and discussion will be built into the session.

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

Thursday, January 11  | CE 405  | 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.

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

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

Friday, January 19  | UL 1130  | 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Jeani Young

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.

Global Learning Experiences: Effective Practices, Resources, and Support for Implementation

Wednesday, January 24  | CE 370  | 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Various

In this session, participants will learn from IUPUI faculty and staff who have created rich global learning experiences for students both on and off campus. We will discuss how they designed the experiences, pedagogical strategies, and resources available to support this work (such as the IUPUI Study Abroad Taxonomy and the AAC&U’s Global Learning and Intercultural Learning Rubrics). Whether you are ready to create an entirely new course or are simply interested in exploring how you can support global learning in your conversations with students this session will provide you with new ideas.

This is the third in a series of four workshops that address high-impact educational practices (HIPs), sponsored by the RISE Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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.

    Partner Opportunities

    Developing a Strategy to Document Your Community-Engaged Scholarship Using Research Metrics and Qualitative Evidence

    Wednesday, January 17  | UL 1116  | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    Register »

    In this workshop is designed to equip faculty engaged in public and community-engaged scholarship, with the strategies and tools to make your work count. A key element of co-producing with the community is ensuring that they have access to the resulting products and knowledge. We will demonstrate easy strategies achieving that goal, as well as ways to manage your digital identity, engage with your audiences, and gather evidence to support your project-specific and professional goals. The session will incorporate demonstration and discussion. Click here to register

    Presenter(s): Heather Coates, Digital Scholarship and Data Management Librarian, Jere Odell, Scholarly Communications Librarian

    Sponsor(s): Faculty Learning Community on Public Scholarship, Center for Service and Learning, Academic Affairs

    Recommended Reading

    Creative Approaches to the Syllabus

    Jones, J.B. (2011, August 26). Creative approaches to the syllabus. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved January 2, 2018 from

    Grandy, T. (2015, December 8). Give your syllabus an extreme redesign for the new year. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved January 2, 2018 from

    Bart, M. (2015, July 29). A learner-centered syllabus helps set the tone for learning. Faculty Focus. Retrieved January 2, 2018 from

    Are you drafting a new syllabus or considering redesigning an existing one? These three articles provide a variety of suggestions and examples to ensure your syllabus becomes an integral and important aspect of your students’ learning.

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