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CTL Announcements

2018 E.C. Moore Symposium/LEAP INdiana Conference

The E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching has been combined with the LEAP INdiana Conference. This event will bring the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and innovative pedagogies to encourage student learning. The symposium offers an opportunity to discuss current trends and issues in teaching and seeks to foster collaboration across disciplinary and institutional lines.

This year’s symposium will feature a keynote address on The Network is the Deliverable: Shifting the Metaphor in Professional Development  by Gardner Campbell, Associate Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

The plenary address on Active Learning Pedagogies in Active Learning Spaces: Theory and Practice in Feminist Classrooms will be delivered by Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Professor of English, Affiliate Faculty in Women’s Studies, and Director of the Office of Student Research at IUPUC.

The symposium will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click here for information and to register.

Check for Broken Links (Especially Adobe Presenter, Connect, and other media content) in Canvas

As your semester gets underway, now is a great time to make sure your courses do not have any broken or inaccessible links. This is especially important if you have ever recorded voice-over lectures using Adobe Presenter/Connect or have other media content (such as recorded webinars)  located on the now retired Adobe Connect server (connect.iu.edu/…).  

Why? Because if you have content from Adobe Connect or Presenter that you did not download prior to the retirement, you may still retrieve it by completing the Adobe Connect and Presenter Content Recovery Form by February 26, 2018.

Now is also the time to check for missing content in other courses that you may only teach periodically (for example, just during the fall semester), just in case they make use of content on the now-retired Adobe Connect server.

Canvas has a tool that quickly identifies broken links in your Canvas courses called the Canvas Course Link Validator. This tool will search your course content and return a list of links that are invalid or unresponsive. To learn more, watch this short video: Link Validator in Canvas Tutorial.

If you need assistance with replacing broken course links or with the Canvas Link Validator tool, please contact us

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.

CTL Workshops

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

Getting the Most Out of Box@IU

Thursday, February 15  | Online - Zoom  | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski  and Presenter(s): Kael Kanczuzewski, Lynn Ward

Box@IU provides a central place to store your files of all types or share or collaborate with colleagues or students. This webinar will help you get started with using Box as well as including some helpful tips for organizing and finding files. We will also cover new integrations between Box and Canvas and how they can be used to facilitate collaboration in your course. These integrations will allow you to: 

  • create student drop box folders. Each student will have a private folder to store a collection of work. Drop boxes are a great tool for portfolios or projects, 
  • share any Box folder that you own with your entire course or specific roles,
  • and easily insert links to Box folders or files into the Canvas rich content editor.  

Quality Matters at IU: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

Friday, February 16  | UL 1130  | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov

This 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. Eventually, many online courses within the IU system will undergo the QM Process with the goal of achieving national QM recognition. Faculty may also use the QM Rubric as a guide to design online courses. And, for faculty who are interested, this course serves as a pre-requisite for QM's Peer Reviewer Course, which is a required course for faculty who seek certification as a QM Peer Reviewer, allowing them to participate in QM course reviews for courses created here at IU and at other universities.

The workshop will be offered at IUPUI as an in-person workshop, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one hour break for lunch.  Participants are free to bring their own lunch or to take advantage of the many options available on campus. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.

The next Quality Matters Event: March 5, 2018  (click here to register)

IU eTexts - Campus Visits

Wednesday, February 21  | UL 1126  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Randy Newbrough  and Presenter(s): Mark Goodner

Looking to adopt eTexts into your course? Needing questions answered about eTexts? Looking for ways to integrate Unizin Engage, the reading platform used by Indiana University? Then come join Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst for IU eTexts who will demonstrate Unizin Engage and answer any questions that faculty may have regarding IU eTexts.  

Click to register for additional workshop times: (Noon - 1:00 p.m.) (2 -3:00 p.m.)

Note:  If you are unable to make these General Information Sessions, then Mark is also accepting individual consultation times throughout the day while he is visiting the IUPUI campus. Those times are 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1-2:00 p.m., and 3-4:00 p.m. You may email Mark Goodner at mgoodner@iu.edu to reserve a time, or just drop by.

Teaching with Technology Faculty Showcase: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

Wednesday, February 21  | Online - Zoom  | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Randy Newbrough  and Presenter(s): Marshelia Harris, William Radell

VoiceThread is an innovative discussion and presentation tool designed to promote rich interactions around visual media.  Using VoiceThread in Canvas, instructors and students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.

In this session, IU Northwest instructor Marshelia Harris will explain how she incorporates VoiceThread in her courses to encourage peer-to-peer collaboration among students and better student-instructor interactions. Dr. Harris will discuss specific strategies for engaging diverse student learning styles in traditional courses and for promoting in collective knowledge building in online learning environments. She’ll also describe how her students use Voicethread to ask questions, post additional resources, and provide support to other students in a way that’s much more friendly and personal than a traditional discussion board.

Following Dr. Harris’s presentation, CISTL consultant Will Radell will provide a brief overview of VoiceThread and how to use it within Canvas.

Beyond the Timesheet: Designing a HIP Internship Course

Wednesday, February 21  | University Library, Lilly Auditorium, UL 0130  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s):  James Gladden, Brian Benedict, David Heard, Jennifer Williams

Have your internship courses been tracking hours spent on site and a work report? Do you need to escape the basic way of running internships? This session is designed to demonstrate how instructors can create a more impactful internship practice and offer a more transformational experience for students. Participants can expect to walk away with new and/or additional knowledge on how to effectively include critical reflection throughout the internship experience, a template of an internship course designed based on the internship taxonomy, and access to the canvas site where the course and other useful resources live.

This is the fourth 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.

Situating Your Teaching in Best Practices

Monday, February 26  | UL 1126, University Library  | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

The task of documenting a teaching practice becomes much more manageable if the faculty member is able to situate the particular teaching practice amidst best practices. Doing so allows a faculty member to identify where student learning is understood to occur, and to identify what kinds of evidence is useful to document approaches and to measure student learning outcomes.

This webinar will introduce two common models typically used to structure a student learning experience. Webinar participants will take the first steps to articulating a sequence of learning events for particular assignments, will have an opportunity to work with CTL consultants to continue planning their efforts to document their teaching practices.

Note:  This workshop is the 2nd workshop in a 3-workshop series designed to introduce faculty and graduate students to the process of creating, refining and documenting one’s teaching practices.

Teaching@IUPUI: Situating Your Teaching in Best Practices

Tuesday, February 27  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Richard Turner, Douglas Jerolimov

The task of documenting a teaching practice becomes much more manageable if the faculty member is able to situate the particular teaching practice amidst best practices. Doing so allows a faculty member to identify where student learning is understood to occur, and to identify what kinds of evidence is useful to document approaches and to measure student learning outcomes. This webinar will introduce two common models typically used to structure a student learning experience. Webinar participants will take the first steps to articulating a sequence of learning events for particular assignments, will have an opportunity to work with CTL consultants to continue planning their efforts to document their teaching practices. This webinar is the 2nd webinar in a 3-webinar series designed to introduce faculty and graduate students to the process of creating, refining and documenting one’s teaching practices.

Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

Thursday, March 8  | University Library, UL 1126  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, Terri Tarr

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. 

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.

• Introduction to CIRTL - Learn more about CIRTL at IUPUI and get badges to highlight your professional development activities in teaching. Click here to learn more and to register for one webinar in this series.

• 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

    Deadline for the RISE Curriculum Grant applications February 23

    The RISE Program is pleased to offer five course development grants for 2018.  Attached are the applications for each grant.  All grants are designed for developing a new course or redesigning an existing course in line with RISE criteria.  However, two grants have an ePortfolio component and our fifth grant must have a research focus as it is being funded through the Center for Research and Learning (CRL).  Tenure line faculty and full-time lecturers are eligible to apply.  We strongly encourage applicants to contact the various centers which house the component(s) of RISE you hope to focus on in your course.  For example, if your course is going to be tagged as service learning, you should contact the representative from the Center for Service Learning (CSL): 

    Center for Service and Learning: Morgan Studer 
    International – Study Abroad: Stephanie Leslie 
    Center for Research and Learning: Dominique Galli
    Center for Teaching and Learning – Experiential : Terri Tarr  
    ePortfolio grants: Susan Kahn 

    All questions regarding the standard RISE course development grants should be directed to Jennifer Thorington Springer at jtspring@iupui.edu.

    Deadline for the RISE Curriculum Grant applications are next Friday, February 23rd.

    2018 National Institutes, Conferences, and Awards in Global and Intercultural Learning

    There are a variety of ways faculty, staff, and administrators can enhance their knowledge and share their expertise in global and intercultural learning this year. The Office of International Affairs has a small fund available to offset a portion of the associated costs of these professional development opportunities.

    For information about the opportunities, click here: http://international.iupui.edu/global-learning/grants/index.html

    For information about funding, contact Dr. Leslie A. Bozeman, Director of Curriculum Internationalization lbozeman@iupui.edu.

    Reflections on STEM Programs with the Office of Strategic Initiatives

    In the United States, less than half of the students who enter into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate programs as freshmen will graduate with a STEM degree.  On this basis, there is a clear need for innovative initiatives that promote undergraduate retention and achievement within STEM.  The LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) has developed a stable of such initiatives.  

    Join SEIRI, along with the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Departments at IUPUI in welcoming Isiah M. Warner, Ph.D. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4:10 - 5:30 p.m. at the IUPUI Campus Center Theatre, CE 002. Dr. Warner is Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Philip W. West Professor of Chemistry, Boyd Professor at Louisiana State University, and HHMI Professor.  He is considered one of the world's experts in the analytical applications of fluorescence spectroscopy.    Dr. Warner has conducted educational research which focuses on mechanisms for maintaining and enhancing student education  in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a particular focus on encouraging his students to pursue terminal degrees.

    For more information and registration, go to: http://go.iu.edu/1SzW; or contact the SEIRI office at 317-278-0168 (seiri@iupui.edu).

    3rd Annual Adjunct Faculty Scholars Conference

    Saturday, April 7  | IU Southeast  | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Register »

    Register today for the 3rd annual Adjunct Faculty Scholars Conference at IU Southeast, which will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

    This year’s theme is The Unique Expertise, Skills, and Gifts that Adjuncts Bring to Instruction.

    The Keynote speaker is Lynn Slaughter, Adjunct Faculty Instructor for the IUS Writing Program.  Her keynote is titled “Building Strong Student-Teacher Relationships and a Positive Classroom Environment”.

    This conference is free to all IU Faculty. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.   

    Click here to register or  visit the Adjunct Faculty Scholars Conference website for more information.

    Recommended Reading

    Are You Being Rigorous or Just Intolerant? How to Promote Mental Health in the College Classroom

    Savini, C. (2016, May 4). Are you being rigorous or just Intolerant? How to promote mental health in the college classroom. Chronicle of Higher Ed. Retrieved February 12, 2018 from https://goo.gl/YNRDpc

    An increasing number of college students experience mental health issues.  However, few of them receive treatment due to fear of being stigmatized.  This article discusses how instructors may fail to recognize students with mental health issues and provides instructional strategies to promote equitable classroom environments for these individuals.

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