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Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium


Brian P. Coppola


Terri Tarri


Thursday, October 17, 2013, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT


UL Lilly Auditorium

Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2012 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2013 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address by Brian Coppola, award-winning Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry from the University of Michigan, titled Lessons from Three Decades of Subversion in which he will review a set of four simple teaching principles that, in today’s climate, might seem subversive.  The keynote session will be followed by a drawing for five free copies of the book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, a reception and poster presentations by 2012 CEG recipients.

The purpose of the CEG initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. In addition, it is expected that the grants will increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase the number of faculty involved in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more information on the CEG initiative and the 2012 awardees and their projects, go to http://ctl.iupui.edu/programs/CEG

All faculty are encouraged to attend the CEG Symposium, but especially those who are planning to apply for CEG funding in the future.

Symposium Schedule

Welcome and CEG Future Directions, 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Keynote Address and Q&A, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Book Drawing, 3:45 - 4 p.m.  

Poster Session and Reception, 4 - 6 p.m.

Keynote Address

Title: Lessons from Three Decades of Subversion

Speaker: Brian Coppola, University of Michigan

Description:  In his talk, Coppola will review a set of four simple teaching principles that, in today's climate, might seem subversive. First, education is not the same as the certification of competency. Second, the truck is not the same as the groceries it carriers. Third, entertainment is not the same as a good performance. And lastly, that doing real work is better than homework.

About the speaker:  Dr. Brian P. Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the department’s Associate Chair for Educational Development and Practice, and also as the Associate Director for the University of Michigan-Peking University Joint Institute, in Beijing, China. Dr. Coppola received his B.S. degree in 1978 from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984. Among his many awards, Dr. Coppola received the American Chemical Society’s James Flack Norris Award for work that has impacted the field of chemistry education in 2006. In 2009, he was selected as the CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year (for doctoral institutions) and in 2012, he received the 2012-14 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

Book Drawing

All attendees will be eligible for a drawing to receive a free copy of Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler’s book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process, and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish. Five copies of the book will be given away.



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