IN THIS ISSUE:

Associate Faculty Teaching Forum

Associate Faculty Teaching Forum

Wednesday, August 17  | Engineering and Technology Building  | 5:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Various

Are you a new or returning Associate Faculty member? (Sometimes Associate Faculty are called “part-time faculty” or “part-time lecturers.”) If so, you are invited to attend the Associate Faculty Teaching Forum, an event designed to support your professional development as teaching faculty at IUPUI. This year, our event offers six sessions for you to engage in conversation with CTL consultants and with your Associate Faculty colleagues about teaching methodologies and classroom techniques, and about new ways of using technology in the classroom and online. Also, this year's event includes a session called the Associate Faculty Orientation for new and returning faculty who are interested in learning about resources that IUPUI makes available to support your work. Sessions are designed to encourage discussion and the sharing of ideas among new and experienced instructors.

IUPUI TA Orientation

IUPUI TA Orientation

Thursday, August 18  | Multiple Locations  | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): James Gregory and Anusha Rao  and Presenter(s): Various

Formerly known as the ETTA Fall Conference, the IUPUI TA Orientation is an all-day event that helps prepare IUPUI graduate students to teach for the first time. Sessions cover a wide range of topics, including, understanding student privacy issues, using classroom technology, grading, and balancing personal and professional duties. The Orientation also includes a Resource Fair where TAs can meet representatives from the various units and offices that support graduate and undergraduate student success on campus. By participating in this focused event, IUPUI graduate students new to teaching can better prepare for their first classroom or online teaching experience. The conference is free and lunch will be provided.  

CTL Workshops

Note:  Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College's Gateway Teaching Academy.

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating a Syllabus

Wednesday, July 27  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): James Gregory, Terri Tarr

A syllabus is often the first impression that students form of a course, and it serves both faculty and student as a guide to and contract for the semester. A well designed and personalized syllabus can help faculty set the proper tone while simultaneously helping them avoid having to repeatedly answer basic student questions about expectations, policies, and deadlines. By examining syllabi from various disciplines, this online mini-workshop will offer tips and considerations for effective syllabus design, show example syllabi, and include time for questions and discussion.

Teaching@IUPUI: Best Practices for Slide Show Presentations

Wednesday, August 3  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, James Newbrough

Slide show presentations such as ones prepared in PowerPoint are ubiquitous but not always supportive of learning. In this session, participants will discover evidence-supported slide show presentation techniques that will encourage learning and promote engagement. To make the most of this session, participants should have proficiency with PowerPoint, Keynote or similar slide show authoring tools.

Teaching@IUPUI: First Day of Class

Wednesday, August 10  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Terri Tarr

The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the semester. It’s an opportunity to set learners’ expectations, establish a feeling of community, and give students a taste of course content. This online mini-workshop will focus on ideas and activities that instructors can use to get a course off to a great start, with time for questions and discussion.

Canvas Information and Workshops

Learn how to use Canvas, IU's new Learning Management System, at your own pace or in a guided tutorial. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, offers a wide variety of workshops and webinars to help faculty set up Canvas sites for summer and fall semesters.

Upcoming workshops:

Oncourse to Canvas Migration Support

If you have been teaching in Oncourse and are ready to make the move to Canvas, here are some resources you may find helpful:

Partner Opportunities

Get Published and Write Winning Proposals

Get Published, Write Winning Proposals and Produce Effective Presentations: A Workshop Series for International Faculty and Scholars

Organized by Internationally Renowned Applied Linguist Dr. Ulla Connor

Workshops include:

  • Academic Writing for Publication in English (September 16, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & January 27, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
  • Scientific Grant Proposal Writing (September 30, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & February 17, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)
  • Communication Skills for Oral Presentations (October 21, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm & March 10, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm)

Workshop Descriptions:

All of the workshops are designed to assist international faculty, researchers and graduate students to improve their oral, written and intercultural communication strategies and to provide engaging, hands-on learning activities. For registration dates and more information, please visit https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/icic/pages/workshops/. For questions, feel free to contact Ulla Connor at 317-278-2441"mailto:uconnor@iupui.edu">uconnor@iupui.edu. Register early, space is limited.

Presented by:
International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC)

Sponsored by:
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
The Center for Teaching and Learning
The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)



Call for Proposals for the IU Online Conference

The Office of Online Education, in collaboration with the Office of Collaborative Programs and eLearning Design and Services, is hosting an inaugural statewide IU Online Conference, November 11, 2016 on the IUPUI campus.  

In preparation for the conference, the Office of Online Education is seeking proposals from IU faculty and staff from across the state who are innovators and collaborators in the online space. These proposals will focus on supporting IU's mission of delivering high-quality, highly engaging, online courses and programs to IU students around the globe.

The Office of Online Education will consider proposals for 45-minute presentations that address empirical research, showcase best practices, and/or describe lessons learned related to online courses or programs. Proposals are due Sunday, September 25, 2016 by 11:59 p.m. For additional information, or to submit a proposal, visit the conference proposal page at https://teachingonline.iu.edu/events/conference2016/index.html.

Mack Fellows Call for Applications

The Mack Fellows’ work is at the very core of the mission of Indiana University’s Mack Center for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning. Each year a group of fellows is selected from the full-time faculty (tenured, holding tenurable appointments, Lecturers, Librarians with Faculty rank) of IU campuses to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).  

Each applicant must propose an ambitious yet attainable SoTL research project that is innovative, well grounded in the emerging body of knowledge about SoTL, and has a projected important effect on the home campus, IU, SoTL and/or on scholarly teaching across the academy.  Applications are due by October 1, 2016. For additional information, visit:  https://facet.iu.edu/news-events/_news/20160603-mack-fellows-call.html.

Recommended Reading

Assessment of Student Engagement in Higher Education

Mandernach, B. J. (2015). Assessment of student engagement in higher education: A synthesis of literature and assessment tools. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research12(2), 1-14. Available to download here: http://www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/367/167

Center for Teaching and Learning

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