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Upcoming Workshops & Events

August 2014

For Graduate Students: Authentic Learning from the First Day and Beyond

Thursday, August 21, 9-10:15 a.m., Woodburn Hall 120

The type of learning that students experience both in and out of the classroom affects their success at achieving course goals in numerous ways. In this workshop for associate instructors, George Rehrey (CITL) along with graduate student panelists will discuss the factors that influence student motivation and share ways to create authentic learning experiences that increase student engagement starting with the very first day of class and continuing throughout the semester. Registration is not required.


Canvas: A First Look

Thursday, August 21, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Kyle Leach to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


For Graduate Students: Engaged Labs and Discussions in the Natural and Social Sciences

Thursday, August 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, Ballantine Hall 003

In this workshop for associate instructors, Katie Kearns (CITL) along with graduate student panelists will share strategies to promote engaged, equitable participation in classrooms where learning goals include enhancing students’ analysis and problem-solving skills. Participants will experience several techniques and discuss how they might adapt them to their own classroom contexts. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students in natural, mathematical, and social science fields such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, informatics, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology, and speech and hearing. Registration is not required.


For Graduate Students: Engaged Discussions of Texts in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Thursday, August 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, Ballantine Hall 103

In this workshop for associate instructors, Joan Middendorf (CITL) will lead participants through structured activities designed to promote engaged, equitable participation in classrooms where learning goals include exploring source materials from multiple perspectives. Participants will experience several techniques and discuss how they might adapt them to their own classroom contexts. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students in arts, humanities, and social science fields such as anthropology, art history, English, folklore and ethnomusicology, gender studies, history, languages and cultures, and political science. Note: There are two identical, concurrent sessions of this workshop (Ballantine 103 and Ballatine 330); participants may choose either one. Registration is not required.


For Graduate Students: Engaged Discussions of Texts in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Thursday, August 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, Ballantine Hall 330

In this workshop for associate instructors, Lisa Kurz (CITL) will lead participants through structured activities designed to promote engaged, equitable participation in classrooms where learning goals include exploring source materials from multiple perspectives. Participants will experience several techniques and discuss how they might adapt them to their own classroom contexts. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students in arts, humanities, and social science fields such as anthropology, art history, English, folklore and ethnomusicology, gender studies, history, languages and cultures, and political science. Note: There are two identical, concurrent sessions of this workshop (Ballantine 103 and Ballatine 330); participants may choose either one. Registration is not required.


For New Associate Instructors: The "real deal" and a meal: Teaching as a graduate student at IUB

Thursday, August 21, 12 noon-1 p.m., Third Floor of Ballantine Hall

New Associate Instructors, have your teaching questions answered and receive instructional advice from current graduate students in this informal lunch. Engage in candid dialogue, questions and answers, and community-building in small discussion groups, each facilitated by an experienced associate instructor. Box lunches are available for 150 graduate student registrants. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the University Graduate School, and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Registration is required for this event.

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For Graduate Students: Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Thursday, August 21, 1-2:15 p.m., Ballantine Hall 013

In this workshop for associate instructors, Cordah Robinson and Madeleine Gonin (CITL) will introduce teaching and learning technologies used at IUB. Get acquainted with IU’s course management systems: Canvas, newly adopted this summer, and Oncourse, IU’s current course management system (retiring in two years). These and other IUB-supported technologies tools hold students accountable for their learning, sustain student learning communities through online groups and forums, support collaboration, originality (checking for citation and plagiarism), foreign language instruction, assessment, peer review in writing assignments, and help you manage course assignments and grades. Registration is not required.


For Graduate Students: Three Strategies for Classroom Success

Thursday, August 21, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Ballantine Hall 109

Key frameworks for being a successful teacher include classroom authority, classroom management, and lesson design. In this workshop for associate instructors, participants will consider problematic scenarios and discuss approaches to avoid problems. We will also practice ways to develop student conceptual understanding of disciplinary mental processes. By the end of the session with Joan Middendorf (CITL) and Kate Altizer (Musicology), participants will be able to cultivate teacher voice, student motives, and beautiful lessons in order to greet students with confidence. Registration is not required.


For Graduate Students: Grading Student Work More Efficiently

Thursday, August 21, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Ballantine Hall 135

Associate Instructors’ lives are directly affected by the number of pages of student writing they must read in a given semester. A few reliable grading strategies (with pen or cursor) can save you hours without compromising your standards or your interaction with students. In this workshop for associate instructors, Laura Plummer (CITL Writing Program) and participants will practice these strategies together (warning: you will have to look at a few short essays). Registration is not required.


For Graduate Students: Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

Thursday, August 21, 4-6 p.m., Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Most first-time associate instructors (AIs) have not taught at a large research university before, and are often challenged by the diverse backgrounds and learning styles of students at Indiana University Bloomington. By a 1990 resolution, the Bloomington Faculty Council has mandated programs for all new associate instructors concerning the “standards of conduct” set out in the Academic Handbook — including those behaviors related to cultural diversity and racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination. Since 1991, the Classroom Climate workshop has helped equip first-time AIs from all schools and departments with strategies for maintaining a welcoming and rewarding classroom atmosphere for all students. For many departments, the campus-wide session has become an important part of the acculturation of new instructors. Even for the departments who have developed their own programs, the Classroom Climate workshop is a rare opportunity for graduate instructors to interact with their peers from across disciplines, and participants report that it is a positive professional development experience. Both events are the same, so AIs should only attend one of the two offerings. For participants using public transportation, Campus Bus will operate the E Route only with service 7:30 AM to 6 PM on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Bloomington Transit will operate on the class break schedule. Registration is not required.


Canvas: A First Look

Friday, August 22, 1-2:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Matt Barton to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Canvas: A First Look

Wednesday, August 27, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Ellie Mason to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Canvas: A First Look

Thursday, August 28, 12:30-2 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Cordah Robinson to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Make the Most of Your Time: File Management in Canvas

Friday, August 29, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Kyle Leach to learn more about the Files tool in Canvas. Kyle will discuss the good practices for file storage in Canvas and the connection between Canvas and Box. Participants will also learn how to manage their multimedia files in Canvas since these files can be created and accessed through many different Canvas tools. Kyle will also show Oncourse users how to zip and move Resources from Oncourse to Canvas.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Canvas: A First Look

Friday, August 29, 1-2:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


September 2014

"Your cheatin' heart": understanding and heading off academic misconduct at IUB

Friday, September 5, 1-2:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Academic misconduct can be a vexing issue for faculty and students alike. Sometimes students cheat intentionally to avoid work they don’t want to do. Sometimes pressured students cut corners when feeling overwhelmed or perhaps even desperate. Sometimes students are simply not fully aware of the ethics and rules – both tacit and explicit -- that govern US academic work. The topic raises several questions: How can instructors head off cheating in the first place? If academic misconduct is suspected, how should faculty respond? What are the university’s philosophical and procedural approaches in addressing the various concerns related to academic misconduct? What university support is available for instructors? What are the consequences for students who have committed academic misconduct and how are the sanctions handled? This panel of instructors and staff drawn from across campus will address these questions and lead a discussion about academic misconduct in general, sharing concrete policies, procedures and strategies aimed at reducing instances of academic misconduct. Panelists: Jason Casares (The Office of Student Ethics), Eric Metzler (Kelley School of Business), Jo Ann Vogt (Campus Writing Program, CITL) & Madeleine Gonin (CITL)

Register here


Canvas: A First Look

Monday, September 8, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Kyle Leach to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Designing Research-Based Writing Assignments: A Discussion and Working Session

Tuesday, September 9, 9:30-11 a.m., Wells Library E243

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how key principles of assignment design can inform teaching that emphasizes research as a process of authentic inquiry and meaning-making. Assignment-related issues we will consider include: scale & feasibility, sequencing and timing small assignments that lead to a larger final product (scaffolding), disciplinary challenges, selection of information sources and search strategies, and assessment. Participants will have the opportunity in small groups to discuss and share feedback on their own research assignments. Librarians, Campus Writing Program staff, and experienced faculty will be on hand to provide resources and timely feedback as instructors revise their assignments. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and the IU Libraries and is part of the Libraries’ Scholars Commons workshop series.

Register here


For Graduate Students: Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Critical Reflection on Teaching Practice

Monday, September 15, 10 a.m.-12 noon, CITL-Wells Library East Tower E243

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns will share strategies to reflect on teaching as well as information about the qualities of effective statements of teaching philosophy. Participants read and analyze several statements and receive reflection guides for getting started.

Register here


For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practice

Monday, September 15, 2-4 p.m., CITL-Wells Library East Tower E243

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns will share strategies to reflect on teaching through a teaching portfolio and discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness. Participants have an opportunity to view sample teaching portfolios during the workshop.

Register here


How HIP is your teaching? High Impact Practices Roundtable

Friday, September 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

How have faculty at IU Bloomington used high impact practices to deepen and challenge their students' understanding both within and outside of the classroom? In lightning round presentations followed by roundtable discussions, instructors will share why and how they have incorporated diversity, collaborative assignments, service-learning, and intensive writing into their students' learning experiences. Panelists include Katherine Engebretson (Education), Hilary Kahn (International Studies), Andrew Libby (Human Biology), Nancy Magill (Biotechnology), Kate Reck (Chemistry), and Kyle Rinne (SPEA). Introductory remarks will be provided by Bob Gonyea (National Survey of Student Engagement, IU Bloomington).

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Using the Five Principals of Good Practice in SOTL to Support and Inform High Impact Practices

Friday, September 19, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Frangipani Room, IMU
lunch served starting at 11:30 a.m.

In many circles, High Impact Practices are now shorthand for a collection of teaching practices that engage students more deeply in their learning experiences. According to Nancy Chick, the scholarship of teaching and learning can complement and inform both local and national efforts, contributing a classroom-based dialogue of faculty and student voices, grounded in direct, systematic evidence of student learning. Read More

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Canvas Next Steps: Communication & Collaboration Tools

Wednesday, September 24, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Ellie Mason to learn about how to use these communication and collaboration tools in Canvas: Announcements, Discussion, Chat, Collaborations, and Conferences.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practice

Friday, September 26, 10 a.m.-12 noon, CITL-Wells Library East Tower E243

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns will share strategies to reflect on teaching through a teaching portfolio and discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness. Participants have an opportunity to view sample teaching portfolios during the workshop.

Register here


Designing Research-Based Writing Assignments: A Discussion and Working Session

Friday, September 26, 1-2:30 p.m., Wells Library E243

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how key principles of assignment design can inform teaching that emphasizes research as a process of authentic inquiry and meaning-making. Assignment-related issues we will consider include: scale & feasibility, sequencing and timing small assignments that lead to a larger final product (scaffolding), disciplinary challenges, selection of information sources and search strategies, and assessment. Participants will have the opportunity in small groups to discuss and share feedback on their own research assignments. Librarians, Campus Writing Program staff, and experienced faculty will be on hand to provide resources and timely feedback as instructors revise their assignments. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and the IU Libraries and is part of the Libraries’ Scholars Commons workshop series.

Register here


For Graduate Students: Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Critical Reflection on Teaching Practice

Friday, September 26, 2-4 p.m., TBA

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns will share strategies to reflect on teaching as well as information about the qualities of effective statements of teaching philosophy. Participants read and analyze several statements and receive reflection guides for getting started.

Register here


October 2014

Canvas: A First Look

Monday, October 6, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Matt Barton to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Canvas: A First Look

Friday, October 24, 10-11:30 a.m., Lindley Hall 023

Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Canvas Next Steps:Add Assignments and Create Your Syllabus

Friday, October 24, 1:30-3 p.m., Lindley Hall 023

Join CITL consultant Cordah Robinson for this hands-on, Next Steps workshop. In this session we will

  • explore Canvas's dynamic, integrated Assignments and Syllabus tools
  • highlight best practices and instructional advantages
  • practice with these tools to add the learning activities that build the syllabus, and
  • review Grades and SpeedGrader.
  • Bring your syllabus in electronic format, and an assignment.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register for a reserved seat.

Register here


November 2014

Canvas: A First Look

Thursday, November 6, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Ellie Mason to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


December 2014

Canvas: A First Look

Friday, December 12, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


STEPS Workshops

IU faculty and staff can now register for UITS IT Training workshops at no charge.

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