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Call for Proposals

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Call for Proposals

Deadline Friday: 2015 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposals

Proposals Due Friday, January 16, 2015
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The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. In addition, the grants enable faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants and increase faculty involvement in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning.

CEG funds will support projects in two tracks: the General Track and the Intergroup Dialogue Initiative Track. Individual faculty members can apply for up to $5,000. Teams of three or more faculty working on three or more courses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per proposal. The grants are open to IUPUI and IUPU Columbus full-time faculty. See the 2015 Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) Request for Proposals for more information. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 16, 2015.

CTL Workshops

Canvas Assignments and Grading - IT Training webinar

Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 10 - 10:50 a.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Kimmaree Murday, Cordah Pierce

In this webinar, jointly presented by The Center for Teaching and Learning and IT Training, we will demonstrate how the Assignments and Grades tools in Canvas present graded activities to students, and how instructors record grades and keep students informed about their progress.

Canvas Quizzes and Tests - IT Training webinar

Friday, January 16, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 1 - 1:50 p.m. 
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Kimmaree Murday, Cordah Pearce

In this webinar, co-presented by CTL and IT Training, participants will learn how to create and grade quizzes and tests in Canvas. Using the functions and flexibility of the Quizzes tool, participants will learn several options for providing feedback on student performance, how to view quiz statistics, and about best practices for online assessment.

Using Canvas to Create and Deliver Online Assessments

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: Lauren Easterling, Douglas Jerolimov

Assessment of learning can take many forms – papers, activities, projects, quizzes, and exams. This session will provide an overview of essential best practices for assessment and how Canvas supports assessment of learning. Special focus will be place on the Assignments and Quizzes tools in Canvas using both sample scenarios and attendee course materials.

ePortfolio Assessment

Friday, February 6, 2015 | University Library 2115E | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Amy Powell | Presenters: Susan Kahn

ePortfolios can be deployed to serve a wide range of pedagogical purposes. Among these, assessment represents one of the most common, whether ePortfolios are focused on single courses, full programs, experiential learning, or broad institutional initiatives such as general education. This workshop will examine ePortfolio assessment practices, including rubric-based assessment of learning outcomes, and explore how assessment of reflection differs from “self-report” survey responses. Several IUPUI faculty will describe their approaches to assessing ePortfolios in segments or as unified compositions, with attention not only to practical logistics but also to improvements made based on assessment results.

Partner Opportunities

Search for New Executive Director of the CRL

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is formally launching the search for the Executive Director of the Center for Research and Learning, which is currently headed by Dr. Rick Ward, who will be retiring this July.  Please share the position announcement with colleagues in your schools who would be interested to know about this search, including those who would be good candidates to apply or be nominated for consideration.

The announcement is located at: http://www.iupui.edu/~oeo/academicjobs/IN-ACSP14005htm.HTM

RISE Program Course Development Grant

Faculty are encouraged to apply for $2500 for professional development/summer support to develop a new course or redesign an existing course in line with RISE criteria. $2000 will be disseminated initially and the remaining $500 upon submission of the final report. 

RISE courses must incorporate qualified experiences, integration of knowledge, structured reflection activities to link the experience with targeted learning outcomes, and assessment as outlined below. These courses will be distinctive because they intentionally use experiential learning to prepare students for graduate school, careers, and global citizenship. They provide skills, knowledge, and experiences that are highly valued by employers and lay the foundation for future leaders. Courses developed in the summer of 2015 must initially be offered in the 2015-16 academic year.  For more information visit: http://due.iupui.edu/center-for-coordinated-initiatives/iupui-rise-program/course-development-grant

The deadline to submit RISE course development grant proposals is February 6, 2015.

Center for Service and Learning Grants and Scholarships

CSL Dissemination Grants
Application Deadline: Through April 2015 or until funding is exhausted. 

About: The Center for Service and Learning has designated funds for small dissemination grants between $500 and $750. These grants are available to support faculty and instructional staff in disseminating work associated with civic and community engagement in higher education, particularly work that builds the knowledge base related to service learning pedagogy, community-university partnerships and community-based participatory research/collaborative inquiry.

More information » 

2015 Service Learning Assistant (SLA) Scholarship Program

Application Period: Summer 2015
General application period: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Saturday, January 31, 2015

About: Faculty, staff and administrators engaged in the following are invited to apply for an SLA scholarship:

  • Those teaching service learning courses or related forms of community-engaged learning (both domestic and international). 
  • Those implementing department-based service learning programs, or
  • Those engaged in scholarly inquiry or evaluation that analyzes to student, faculty/staff or partnership outcomes of community-university engagement.

More information »  

Recommended Reading

The One Minute Paper

Cuseo, J. (2005, February). The one-minute paper. On Course Newsletter. Monkton, MD

 http://www.lasc.edu/faculty_staff/staff_dev/documents/One-Minute-Paper-12.pdf


Center for Teaching and Learning

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