Prep for a new semester with the CTL 

New Faculty Welcome

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | Campus Center 450 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Register»  | Organizers: Planning Committee Co-Chairs Gail Williamson, Academic Affairs and Terri Tarr, Center for Teaching and Learning

An event designed specifically for you, the New Faculty Welcome, affords new faculty members the opportunity to hear from Chancellor Charles Bantz, Executive Vice Chancellor Nasser Paydar, and others as they share with you their hopes as you embark on your career at IUPUI.

Associate Faculty Fall Forum

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | University Library 1125 | 4 - 8 p.m.
Register»  | Organizers: Lisa Contino and Presenters: CTL Staff

If you are a part-time faculty member, whether new or returning, you are invited to attend this special event designed to support you in your teaching role at IUPUI. Get ready for the next semester, meet other associate faculty, and participate in the following interactive sessions:

  • Teaching with Oncourse
  • Using Classroom Technology
  • Designing an Effective Course Syllabus, and
  • Teaching a Course You Did Not Design

ETTA Fall Conference

Friday, August 16, 2013 | Hine Hall 132 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Mariah Judd and Presenters: CTL Staff

Educational Training for Teaching Assistants (ETTA) is a program centered on the training and development of graduate students in the area of teaching. Teaching assistants with training exhibit a significantly higher level of self-efficacy than those with no training (Prieto and Altmaier, 1994), as well as being more confident, comfortable in front of students and overall more effective in the classroom. ETTA is designed to meet the needs of teaching assistants (TAs) by providing basic and advanced learning opportunities on topics relevant to their role in the classroom.

The ETTA Fall Conference is the keystone event for the ETTA Program and will set the stage for attendees to improve their effectiveness in the classroom and place them on a path to becoming exceptional instructors. The Conference will be an all-day event with a combination of session formats including interactive workshops, group work, experiential learning and even games. Lunch and snacks will be provided. After attending the conference, attendees will be equipped with tools, tips and techniques to be more effective teachers in the classroom as well as know how to find recourses on campus and how to utilize the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Graduate Office to enhance their teaching throughout the semester.

CTL Events

Oncourse Essentials for New Faculty

Friday, August 14, 2013 | UL 1125M | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer and Presenter: Amy Powell

Designed to have you up and running quickly with Oncourse, this online workshop will focus on the most commonly used tools in Oncourse. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the following tools: course email, syllabus, resources, announcements and gradebook. Bring a digital copy of your syllabus to get the most out of this session.

Teaching@IUPUI Mini-Workshops

Teaching@IUPUI is an ongoing series of online mini-workshops focused on foundational teaching skills. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops will be short (usually 30 minutes), with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops will address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

Creating a Syllabus | Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mariah Judd  

Do your students ever ask you why they have to know something, when the next exam is, or what the course is going to cover? Creating an informational, effective, and personalized syllabus will alleviate those frequent questions and help set the tone of your course. This 30-minute online mini-workshop will cover syllabus content, flow, and presentation, with time for questions and discussion.


Planning the First Day of Class | Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.   
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr  

Have you ever struggled with what to do on the first day of class? You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make it count. It’s an opportunity to set learners’ expectations and establish a feeling of community. This 30-minute online mini-workshop will focus on ideas and activities you can use to get your course off to a great start.


Planning a Class Session | Friday, August 9, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.     
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino   

How do you determine the best use of class time? Whether you have 50 minutes or three hours, carefully planning the structure and organization of your class session can enhance the learning experience. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop, you will learn how to plan an effective class session.


Writing Student Learning Outcomes | Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.     
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino   

Why does your course need learning outcomes? Articulating your desired outcomes before you teach your course makes it is more likely that students will achieve those outcomes. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop, you will learn the components of an effective learning outcome, see examples of student learning outcomes, and begin to write your own.


Creating Rubrics that Work | Thursday, August 29, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.     
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mariah Judd   

Have you ever used a rubric, only to find that it makes your life harder instead of easier? Creating and using rubrics does not have to be a headache, they can actually make assessment a breeze while keeping you and your students on the same page. In this 30- minute online mini-workshop, you will learn some basic tips and tricks for creating easy and effective rubrics which will make assessing your students’ work consistent and rewarding.


Lecturing with the Learner in Mind | Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.     
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr   

Have you ever asked your students a question about a topic you just covered in lecture, only to be confronted by a sea of blank faces? Having an organized structure and ways for students to process content can make lectures more effective. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop session, you will learn how to engage your students during lecture and still get through the material.


Informally Assessing Learning | Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.     
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr   

You’re teaching it, but are your students getting it? Learner-centered, faculty-directed assessment activities provide faculty with the kind of feedback they need to inform their day-to-day instructional decisions, while providing students with information that can help them learn more effectively. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop session, you will learn how to implement quick ways to assess and enhance learning.


Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior | Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.     
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lisa Contino   

How and when do you address challenging student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. In this 30-minute online mini-workshop, you will learn how to prevent and manage the most common disruptions.


Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: 317-274-1300