Jean-luc Doumont Returns for Two Special Lectures

Faculty Enrichment and Education Development (FEED): Persuading Others

Thursday, September 26, 2013 | Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Krista Hoffman-Longtin, IUSM | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Persuasion skills are a critical asset for any faculty member. We must convince employers to hire us, get funders to support our research, and encourage co-workers to collaborate on our work. This interactive session will take a rational approach to persuasion. Dinner will be served from 5 - 5:30 p.m. The presentation will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Conveying Messages with Graphs

Friday, September 27, 2013 | University Library, Lilly Auditorium | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Doumont takes a look at what is a frequently yet very often poorly used communication device in papers and presentations: graphs. He discusses how to choose the right graph for a given data set and a given research question, how to optimize the graph’s construction to reveal the data, and finally how to phrase a useful caption.

CEG Symposium

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium, Keynote by Brian Coppola

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | UL Lilly Auditorium | 2 - 6 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Brian Coppola

Held to honor and celebrate the successes of the 2012 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) awardees, the 2013 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address entitled "Lessons from Three Decades of Subversion" by Brian Coppola, poster presentations by the 2012 CEG recipients, and a reception.

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

CTL Events

Designing Engaging Online Learning Experiences - Two Part Series

Part 2: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Amy Powell

These sessions will look at how to use the tools in Oncourse to design effective and engaging learning experiences in the online environment. We will explore how to design effective communication, content delivery, learning activities, and assessments that take advantage of the characteristics of an online environment. Participants will walk away with the beginnings of a plan for translating their course content into engaging online learning experiences.

Teaching@IUPUI: Writing Student Learning Outcomes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr

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.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. 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.

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating Rubrics that Work

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 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.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. 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.

Adobe Connect 9: New Features, New Uses

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 10 - 11 a.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

In this session we will overview and explore changes and new features in Adobe Connect 9. Additionally, we will look at different ways to use new and existing features in your courses.

Oncourse New Features – Online

Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Mark Alexander

This online workshop will allow participants to explore the changes included in the newest release of Oncourse. Significant enhancements have been made to tools such as forums, Announcements, Resources and others. To get the most out of this session, attendees should have general familiarity with Oncourse.

Teaching@IUPUI: Lecturing with the Learner in Mind

Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Online - Adobe Connect | 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.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. 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.

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (Two Offerings)

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | University Library 1126 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Pratibha Varma-Nelson | Presenter: Brian Coppola

Friday, October 18, 2013 | University Library 1126 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Pratibha Varma-Nelson | Presenter: Brian Coppola

A statement of teaching philosophy is a discipline-centered argument about ones instructional practices. As with any other professional argumentation, the essay ought to have a thesis (or claim), and a coherent text that focuses on providing evidence that warrants the claim. In this workshop, participants will prepare an outline for their personal teaching statement. In preparation, participants should think about one sentence: a global statement about student learning that represents your most significant instructional goal.

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.

Grant Opportunity

Learning Environment Grants RFP Now Available

Proposals Due Friday, November 15, 2013 | Click here»

Through the awarding of small grants, the Learning Environments Grant (LEG) supports the creation of innovative, engaging formal and informal learning environments that meet the needs of both faculty and students. The committee meets throughout the academic year to make funding decisions and is composed of faculty and staff from all relevant units of the university.

Partner Event

18th Annual FACET Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers' Conference

Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10, 2013 | Indianapolis Marriott East
Register or for more information» | Organizer: FACET | Presenter: Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at the University of North Carolina

Associate faculty and lecturers mark your calendars for the Annual FACET Associate and Lecturers’ Conference (FALCON). The conference sponsored by the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) is designed specifically for associate faculty and lecturers to connect you to teaching resources and pedagogy. The 2013 Hass-Birky Keynote Address will be presented by Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at the University of North Carolina. Speakers from across Indiana will share their teaching strategies, techniques and tips. A variety of workshops and discussion forums will offer practical strategies and give faculty a chance to exchange their best practices with each other. For the first time, the conference will be open to non-IU faculty for a registration fee. The registration fee ($250) is being picked up by FACET for a limited number of IU faculty. However, participants will need to make arrangements for their own lodging. If interested in attending and would like to be considered for free registration, please complete the 2013 Nomination Form for IUPUI Faculty located here, and return it to the IUPUI campus contact, Terri Tarr, IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, UL 1125, IUPUI or tatarr@iupui.edu by September 5.

Wireless Access in Classrooms

If you are teaching in a physical classroom this fall AND are planning on having students use wireless computing devices during class (e.g. laptops, smart-phones, tablet devices, etc.), please review the following Knowledge Base document, Tips for Using Wireless in the Classroom at IU . Additionally, if you'd like assistance thinking through learning activities that use wireless access, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at -274-1300

Center for Teaching and Learning

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