Special Lectures and Events

STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH LECTURE: Mixed Methods in the Social, Behavioral, Health Sciences and STEM Fields: a lecture by John Creswell of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | ICTC Building 152  | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Angela Briel and Presenter: John Creswell

John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to teaching at the University, he has authored numerous articles on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology, and general research design and 22 books(including new editions), many of which focus on types of research designs, comparisons of different qualitative methodologies, and the nature and use of mixed methods research. His books are translated into many languages and used around the world. He held the Clifton Institute Endowed Professor Chair for five years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium 

Friday, February 28, 2014 | University Library 1125  | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Mark Alexander and Presenter: Kevin Werbach

The Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium (ALT) brings the higher education community together to examine and showcase instructional technology strategies that impact learning across a variety of disciplines. The program will include 50-minute breakout sessions as well as a virtual keynote address by Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  His research interests include: digital convergence, gamification, the future of telecommunications policy, and the implications of massive open online courses (MOOCs). He is a co-author of the book, For The Win: How Game Thinking can Revolutionize your Business,  teaches a MOOC on gamification through Coursera, and won the Wharton MBA 2011-2012 Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award. 

CTL Lecture Series: Access Without Support is Not Opportunity, by Vincent Tinto 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | Campus Center Theater  | 4 - 6 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Angela Briel and Presenter: Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University

While the gap in access to higher education between high and low income students has diminished over the past several decades, the gap in the completion of four-year degrees has not. That this is the case reflects a range of issues not the least of which is the fact that too many low-income students enter higher education without the academic and social resources they need to succeed. Therefore while the recent push to increase access to higher education among low-income youth is welcomed, it will do little to change their rates of completion unless institutions take seriously the need to provide students the academic and social support they need to translate the opportunity access provides into success in college. Professor Tinto explores what this requires of institutions and the sorts of actions they must take to ensure that more of their low-income students complete their college degrees.

Workshops

Teaching@IUPUI Online 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 are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Sessions are scheduled with the time of semester in mind, to keep topics relevant for faculty needs at that time. Recordings of past Teaching@IUPUI webinars are available on the Center for Teaching and Learning website for you to access anytime. Upcoming live online sessions are listed below. 

Lecture Capture Technologies -  Thursday, February 20, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Randy Newbrough

Creating Rubrics that Work -  Thursday, February 27, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Douglas Jerolimov

Classroom Assessment Techniques -  Thursday, March 6, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Terri Tarr

Incorporating Courseload eTexts -  Thursday, March 13, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Mark Alexander

Learning Goals to Learning Outcomes -  Thursday, March 27, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Douglas Jerolimov

Slide Show Presentation Best Practices -  Thursday, April 17, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Tom Janke

Creating a Syllabus -  Thursday, April 24, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: James Gregory

First Day of Class -  Thursday, May 1, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr

Planning a Class Session -  Thursday, May 8, 2014
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room 
 | 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. 
Register»   | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: James Gregory

Partner Opportunities

Service Learning "The Basics": Principles of Good Practice

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Hine Hall 243  | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Center for Service and Learning

Thinking of developing a service learning course? If so, this session is designed for you. In this session, we'll outline the principles of good practice that inform effective use of this pedagogy. This is an introductory session for those who an unfamiliar with service learning methods. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of draft syllabi, assignments or draft assessments they are currently working. A portion of this session will be devoted to active design work and to addressing instructor questions.

Captivate 6: The Basics

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | IT 121  | 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: IT Training

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room  | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: IT Training

Learn to use Adobe Captivate, a popular elearning development tool. By taking our Captivate 6: The Basics workshop, you will learn to create a screencast with audio, video, transitions and animated effects. This is a great tool to catch the attention of your audience.

Beyond Course Counting: Understanding the Value of the IUPUI Service Learning Course Inventory Data for Academic Planning in Your Program

Monday, February 24, 2014 | Hine Hall 219  | 12 - 1 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Center for Service and Learning

Wednesday,February 26, 2014 | Hine Hall 219  | 9 a.m. :30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Center for Service and Learning

Monitoring how students and faculty engage with the community through curricular experiences is important for academic programs committed to ensuring positive outcomes for communities, student learning and success, and faculty/staff recognition and vitality. Academic programs often lack the capacity to monitor this information comprehensively for their own units, much less link it to comparative data from across campus to demonstrate our campus' commitment to community engagement. Monitoring how students and faculty engage with the community through curricular experiences is important for academic programs committed to ensuring positive outcomes for communities, student learning and success, and faculty/staff recognition and vitality. Academic programs often lack the capacity to monitor this information comprehensively for their own units, much less link it to comparative data from across campus to demonstrate our campus' commitment to community engagement.

IUPUI's 10th Annual International Festival: Panel Discussion Intentional Integration of Diversity and International Learning: A View from Service Learning

Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Campus Center 309  | 9 - 10:15 a.m.
Register» | Organizer: Center for Service and Learning and Presenters: Dr. Rosa Tezanso-Pinto, Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Latino Studies in the School of Liberal Arts; Dr. Angeles Martinez-Mier, Associate Professor, Director, Division of Community Dentistry, and Director, OHRI Fluoride Research Program; Dr. Brian Culp, Associate Professor, Kinesiology in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and Facilitator/Discussant: Dr. Susan Sutton, Professor Emerita of Anthropology (IUPUI), Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, Bryn Mawr College

Faculty who have engaged in service learning with community partners in local and international settings will discuss the power of service learning in developing intercultural competence in their students. Intercultural competence is not tied to geographic boundaries, and at times false distinctions between diversity learning and international learning have been constructed. Intercultural competence is a tool that can help students build bridges between diverse learning experiences, and service learning allows for this integrated way of thinking about learning.

Center for Teaching and Learning

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