The following programs are not sponsored by CITL, but do connect to teaching at IUB.
This program provides an opportunity, over the course of a full academic year, for faculty to engage in active learning practices with other Mosaic Fellows, as well as contribute towards the development of learning spaces across Indiana University. The program has four goals: Prepare faculty members to teach in active learning classrooms by exploring a variety of instructional strategies and technologies. Build a community of faculty members who collaborate to advance their own teaching and to mentor other colleagues exploring new pedagogies. Promote evidence-based teaching by encouraging instructors to study the impacts of new spaces and instructional approaches on student learning. Create faculty leaders who work together and with other stake holders to guide the development of new learning spaces across the university
Faculty members from across the university are invited to submit course development proposals that incorporate the IU Bicentennial in new courses or in revisions to existing classes. Students have expressed an interest in having options to learn about the university’s heritage through both new courses focused on the Bicentennial and embedded within their existing curriculum. These grants enable faculty to create and redesign courses and curricular experiences that include High Impact Practices and experiential learning opportunities.
These grants are intended to support course instructors and librarians in collaboratively integrating information literacy into a course or academic program. As a result of these projects, students will have opportunities throughout a course or program to develop their abilities to engage with and use sources critically in order to accomplish specific purposes within or beyond a given discipline. Course instructors will define the more particular meanings and applications of information literacy to their course or program.
This program represents an instructional component of a broad‐based initiative developed by the IU Office of Sustainability and the Integrated Program in the Environment. We are interested in supporting innovative approaches to instruction of complex, interdisciplinary topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses that may contribute to the newly developed degree in Environmental & Sustainability Studies will be given high priority for support. Service‐learning courses and those that involve applying sustainability principles to the IU Bloomington campus are of particular interest.
The Sustainability Community of Practice convenes for summer seminars and ongoing meetings to enhance the pedagogical efforts of this emerging community of sustainability scholars. Creating this community in which faculty gain a firm foundation in one another’s approaches to sustainability and meaningful differences will require the creation of a growing faculty cohort over the course of several years. These activities are designed to facilitate cross-department interaction and coordination through discussions of research-based sustainability learning principles.
These awards are designed to encourage and support sustainability research by currently enrolled Indiana University undergraduate and graduate students. Successful proposals have clearly stated goals and objectives, employ appropriate methods and tools, and address sustainability challenges, such as resource stewardship, assessment and mitigation of environmental impacts caused by human activity, and institutional and societal responses to ecological change.