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Upcoming Workshops & Events

April 2014

The Potential of Primary Sources: Engaging Undergraduates in Archives and Special Collections Research

Friday, April 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, E243 Wells Library

How do historians, authors, journalists, sociologists, economists, or other disciplines approach historic documents? What questions do they ask? Where do they begin? IU’s archives and special collections throughout campus offer the potential to learn the skills to locate and access primary source materials, and provide limitless opportunities to teach critical research skills. Archivists and special collections librarians want to help your students utilize the collections and can help you create lessons that externalize the mental processes involved with analyzing primary materials. Carey Beam (Wylie House Museum, IU Libraries), Dina Kellams (IU Archives), and Katie Kearns (Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning) will help participants think about how to incorporate archives and special collections into their classroom activities. This event is part of the CITL spring 2014 series Critical Thinking and Inquiry by Design.

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Service-Learning Showcase and Award Ceremony

Wednesday, April 23, 4-5:30 p.m., Frangipani Room, IMU

The SLP will host a showcase of strong service-learning partnerships featuring faculty, community partners and ACEs. Student posters featuring transformative service-learning experiences will also be included. The Service-Learning Partnership Award and Excellence in Service-Learning Student Award will be presented.


IUB Libraries Information Fluency Grants: Panel Session & Info Share

Monday, April 28, 10-11 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, E243 Wells Library

As college instructors and librarians know, helping students understand research as a meaningful process of inquiry is a tremendous challenge. How do instructors help students engage in academic research as an act of problem-posing and critical thought? What are some creative and engaging ways to teach the research process? How do students learn to find, evaluate, and use information?
In order to begin to address these questions, the IU Libraries, along with The College of Arts & Sciences and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, awarded instructional grants of $1500 to faculty toward the design or revision of undergraduate courses to incorporate information fluency. As a result of these grants, faculty and librarians have worked together to reenergize courses that invite students to engage in scholarly research. During this panel session, the grant participants will share their collaborations in integrating information fluency into courses in a variety of disciplines. The panelists, listed below, will be introduced by Associate Dean for Library Academic Services Diane Dallis.

  • Cindy Smith (Communication & Culture) and Carey Beam (Wylie House) – C425: Culture, Identity, and the Rhetoric of Place
  • Kate Reck (Chemistry) and Brian Winterman (Libraries Teaching & Learning Dept.) - C117: Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Caleb Weintraub (Fine Arts) and Kristina Keogh (Fine Arts Library) - S230: Painting 1

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    August 2014

    Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

    Tuesday, August 19, 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.

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    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.

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    STEPS Workshops

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

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