2013 News Items
News items from 2013 are listed below.
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Advocate for Community Engagement Featured in Inside IU Bloomington
The work of Mackenzie Wright, an Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) with CITL's Service-Learning Program, was recently featured in a student spotlight article in Inside IU Bloomington. Read More
Developing Graduate Students’ Scholarly Teaching in a Learning Community
With the support of graduate student colleagues, faculty mentors, and consultants from the CITL, participants in the Paths to the Professoriate Graduate Student Learning Community developed innovative approaches to address challenges in student learning and presented their work in several scholarly contexts. Read More
CITL Grant Deadlines Announced
The CITL sponsors a number of grants and awards to support IUB faculty members in developing innovative approaches to teaching and learning and to conduct evidence-based inquiry into best teaching practices. The deadline for most CITL grants is February 14, 2014. Read More
CITL Consultant Co-publishes Article on Teaching and Learning
Former IU biology graduate students Collin Hobbs and Dan Johnson, working with CITL staff member Katie Kearns, have published a study describing the impact of their teaching intervention in a plant biology course. Read More
Teaching Resource: Worked Problems
Worked problems focus student attention on the logic of a particular problem type by demonstrating an expert’s solution to an example. Read More
Using the CITL: Writing Tutorial Services
Brian Winterman (Libraries) and George Malacinski (Biology) reflect on the benefits of having a course-specific tutor for their course, Biology L322 Writing Workshop in Biology. Read More
Faculty Spotlight: Martha MacLeish
Martha MacLeish (School of Fine Arts) offered her 200-level course, Drawing in the Digital Age, totally online for the first time in the summer of 2013. The course was a success in part because of the use of IU Box to facilitate assignment sharing and structured peer review. Read More
From the Director: The Arc of Your Teaching Career
One of the best ways to advance our work as teachers is to think about longer-term patterns of growth as we explore new ideas and challenges. Planning and reflecting on the arcs of our career development lets us tell the stories of our ongoing development as professionals. Read More
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Oncourse Announcements E-mail List
The Oncourse Announcements e-mail list provides timely and important updates about Oncourse—tips, updates, and notices regarding maintenance times and availability. Instructors using Oncourse in their courses are strongly encouraged to subscribe. Read More
Explore New Technology with DELTA
DELTA (Developing and Emerging Learning Technologies Assessment) is the CITL's newly developed forum that brings together instructors, students, and learning technology consultants to discuss, explore, research, and report on emerging or developing technologies. Read More
Fall Celebration of Innovative Teaching and Learning
The 2013 Fall Celebration of Innovative Teaching and Learning will be held on Friday, September 13, in the Indiana Memorial Union. The day-long event will showcase the work of instructors who use evidence-informed teaching to engage students both inside and outside the classroom, and will feature a keynote address by visiting SOTL scholar José Antonio Bowen, author of the recent book, Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. Read More
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology
Applications are now being accepted for the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology. This award honors highly innovative faculty members who have contributed significantly to the enhancement of teaching and learning at Indiana University through the sustained and innovative use of technology. Read More and Apply
SEA Scholars Program Update
Graduate student Science Education Assessment (SEA) Scholars are collaborating with biology faculty members, IUB Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Department, and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning to develop an assessment model with a strong focus on authentic learning to measure STEM learning outcomes at the individual, course, and program levels. Read More
Faculty Learning Communities: Call for Applications
The CITL is accepting applications from IUB faculty members who would like to participate in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) for the 2013-14 academic year. This year's FLCs are "Fostering Classroom Inclusion," "Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM," and "Flipping the Class." FLC participants will receive a $750 stipend to experiment with new teaching and learning strategies in collaboration with other instructors. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 18. Read More and Apply
Readings—Before or After Class?
New research out of Standford University indicates that students may learn better when they engage in problem solving and work with ideas before reading about them. Swapping the order of readings and exploration has practical implications, especially in a flipped classroom. Read More
Faculty Learning Community Spotlight: Intrinsic Motivation and Play
Led by Ted Castronova and Sarah Smith-Robbins, members of the Intrinsic Motivation and Play FLC are designing games that get at crucial aspects of their students' learning while also bringing a little fun to the classroom. Read More
Call for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Grant Proposals
Dennis Groth, Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, is pleased to announce competitive funding for both individual and collaborative Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) projects on the IU Bloomington campus. Applications are now being accepted for the fall deadline of Wednesday, October 18. The spring deadline for the SOTL grants and most other CITL grants will be February 14, 2014. Read More
CITL Consultant Co-authors Book Chapter with IU Faculty Members
Leah Shopkow, Arlene Diaz, Joan Middendorf, and David Pace contributed a chapter about epistemological bottlenecks to the new book, Changing the Conversation about Higher Education. Read More
Collaborative Classrooms at IUB
The CITL is now coordinating applications for the new Collaborative Learning Studio (located in the Student Building) and continues to coordinate applications for the Collaboration Café and Learn Lab (both located in Cedar Hall). Read More
CITL Ranks High in UITS Survey
In the recent UITS User Survey, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning was ranked the highest of all IT-related services at IUB on client satisfaction. Read More
2012-13 Service-Learning Award Recipients
The CITL's Service-Learning Program staff is genuinely appreciative of the excellent work of all of their award recipients. Please join them in their appreciation for their recipients' significant contribution to service-learning at IU and service-learning's impact on and off campus. Read More
From the Director: Why Online Education Matters to All of Us
IU Online's strategic approach to developing online courses and programs will be an opportunity for IUB faculty, staff, and students to enhance our use of online components, identify useful instructional technologies, speed degree completion, and focus on course and curricular development. Read More
Using the CITL: Departmental Outreach
CITL consultants are available year-round to lead workshops for groups of instructors with a defined need. These group-specific workshop services are especially useful during late summer departmental AI orientations. Please contact the CITL to learn more or to schedule a workshop.
New FACET Members from IUB
IUB's newest inductees to the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) have been announced. They are: Ben Edwards (School of Education), Rasul Mowatt (School of Public Health), and Carwina Weng (Maurer School of Law). Congratulations to our colleagues!
Summer Instructional Development Fellowships
The Summer Instructional Development Fellowship (SIDF) program is now accepting applications for projects that explore innovative approaches to online and hybrid courses. Awards of $8,000 will support summer work on developing courses, modules, or instructional approaches that promote high levels of student engagement in online or hybrid courses. Read More and Apply
Flip Your Class Mini-conference
Registration is now open for the CITL's Flip Your Class Mini-conference on Thursday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join CITL consultants to work on strategies for designing out-of-class assignments that prepare students for engaged in-class work. Check our events calendar for more information and apply here.
IU Online Making Headway
IU Online, an education initiative designed to accelerate the development and delivery of quality online courses and programs at IU's campuses statewide, address Indiana's economic and professional development needs, and extend the university's global reach, has made significant strides over the spring semester. For more information, watch an archived video of the April 5th Town Hall Meeting.
CITL Grant and Award Recipients
We are proud to announce the recipients of our most recent grants and fellowships. Read More
Intrinsic Motivation and Play Faculty Learning Community
The goal of the Intrinsic Motivation and Play Faculty Learning Community has been to implement intrinsic motivation strategies in the classroom. Learn about how members have raised their literacy about teaching tools and techniques that use the intrinsic motivation of students. Read More
The Institute for Designing Online Courses
The CITL's Institute for Designing Online Courses (iDOC) is now accepting applications. iDOC is a summer program that guides participants through the process of designing an online course. Participants will view examples of online courses and activities, explore course development and delivery tools, and work with consultants and other participants to refine their course designs. Read More and Apply
Faculty Innovation Spotlight: Curt Bonk
Curt Bonk enriches his online and face-to-face classes by inviting well-known scholars and practitioners in disciplines related to instructional technology to speak to his students via videoconference. Read More
Donna Eder Receives the Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service-Learning
Donna Eder, professor of sociology, has been awarded the 2012 IU systemwide Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service-Learning. Professor Eder will be Indiana University's nominee for the national 2013 Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Award.
Beth Gazley Receives the Indiana Campus Compact Hiltunen Award
Beth Gazley, associate professor at SPEA, was recognized with the 2013 Indiana Campus Compact Brian Hiltunen Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Scholarship of Engagement. Read More
Primary Sources and Library Archives
IU librarians are able to support instructors in their efforts to incorporate primary source materials into their courses by providing access to archival collections, overviews of archival content, and collaboration in developing lessons or curricula based on archival materials. Read More
CITL Consultants Contribute Chapters to SOTL Book
CITL consultants Joan Middendorf and Katie Kearns have each collaborated with their colleagues to publish a chapter in the new book, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning In and Across the Disciplines, edited by Kathleen McKinney. Read More
Results from the 2010-2011 HERI Survey of Teaching Faculty
Differences in teaching methods both across fields and by gender were revealed recently in the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute’s (HERI) survey of pedagogical strategies among part-time and full-time undergraduate teaching faculty. Read More
From the Director: Metacognition for Learning
Metacognition is a key to success for college students, allowing them to understand and refine their own cognitive processes and learning behaviors. How can instructors foster this intellectual self-awareness among our students so they can improve their learning skills? Read More
2013 Grant and Award Deadlines Approaching
Deadlines for the Active Learning Grants, Project Engage Grants, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants, Service-Learning Faculty Fellowships, and Summer Writing-Teaching Grants are coming up on February 15. Visit the CITL website for more information.
Ken Bain Will Visit IUB April 4 and 5
Noted scholar, author, and educator Ken Bain will visit the IUB campus on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. Mark your calendars now for the public Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) presentation based on Bain's latest book, What the Best College Students Do. The presentation will take place in the Georgian Room of the IMU from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 4. Bain will discuss how good teachers create classroom experiences that help all students achieve deep and meaningful learning.
What the Best College Students Do Reading Group
In preparation for Ken Bain's visit in April, the CITL will be organizing a book group around his book, What the Best College Students Do. The group will begin on February 19. As a bonus, members of the book group will have the opportunity to meet with Bain during his time on the IUB campus. Visit the CITL Events Calendar to register.
Using the CITL: David Clemmer
IU faculty member David Clemmer (Chemistry) reflects on the CITL's services, encouraging instructors to seek assistance from the CITL in preparing the education (or "broader impacts") component of grant applications. Read More
Faculty Innovation Spotlight: Sarah Smith-Robbins
Sarah Smith-Robbins teaches about, with, and through social media to help her students demonstrate their mastery of course goals and learning outcomes via real-world projects. Read More
Professor Katy Börner Offering IU’s First Massive Open Online Course
Katy Börner, the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science, is currently teaching IU's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a seven-week course on information visualization. The CITL provided Professor Börner with both technological and pedagogical support as she developed this MOOC. Read More
CourseNetworking at IU
CourseNetworking, or theCN, provides an academic social networking site that connects instructors and students from campuses throughout the world based on shared interests and class subjects. Visit next.iu.edu to learn more about IU's pilot of next-generation learning technologies and listen to IU instructors discuss how they are using theCN in their teaching.
SOTL 2013 Speaker Series
This semester's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning events at IUB will be offered in a brown bag format. Bring your lunch, relax, chat with colleagues, and hear about ongoing research from both locally and nationally recognized scholars. Check the SOTL Events Calendar often to stay abreast of the speaker series.
Graduate Scholars Selected for Preparing Future Faculty Program
Three graduate students from the Department of Biology have been selected as 2013 Science Education Assessment Scholars as part of a grant to IU from the Council of Graduate Schools. Lisa Wiltbank (Professor David Kehoe’s lab), Sarah Keesom (Professor Laura Hurley’s lab), and Jakki Petzold (Professor Troy Smith’s lab) will work with CITL and Libraries staff as they help biology faculty integrate information literacy concepts, activities, and assessments into the curriculum and assess learning at the individual, course, and program levels.
IU’s Leah Shopkow and David Pace Chosen for Expert Panel by AHA
The American Historical Association, with a grant from the Teagle Foundation, has assembled a team of leading experts in history teaching and historical thinking to explore ways to more effectively integrate the scholarship of teaching and learning into graduate history education. Two of the eight members of the expert panel are from IUB: Leah Shopkow and David Pace. Read More
Teaching Focus: Social Pedagogies as Motivation
Social pedagogies engage students in working together and representing knowledge for real audiences. An assignment using social pedagogy might ask students to use digital media tools such as blogs, podcasts, websites, or Twitter. Alternatively, students might create a tangible final product such as a team poster, a museum exhibit, or a pamphlet for community agencies. Read More
Teaching Focus: Assessment in the Classroom
The purpose of assessment at the classroom level is to check student understanding—what do students understand and what needs clarification? Instructors should model a specific operation, give students an opportunity to practice the operation themselves, and then should check if the students have mastered the skill. Read More
Using the CITL’s Services in the New Facility
The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning comprises professionals who are trained to support teaching at IUB. The Center also maintains state-of-the-art software, hardware, and workspaces to facilitate innovative instruction. Read More
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