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September 5, 2017


Announcements

Apply for the Fall 2017 CDI

Join Us for the Next SoTL Reading Group!

The CITL is Searching for a New Instructional Technology Consultant to Join Our Team

What Does SoTL Look Like at IUB?

Save the Date: NTT Day on Professional Development - January 5

Stay Current with Canvas and Other Teaching and Learning Tools


Upcoming Events

SOTL Event: Stereotype and Prejudice in Academia

SoTL Event: Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time

Zoom: The Basics

Designing Informal Group Activities for In-class Use

Leading Discussions

For Graduate Students: Writing a Course Proposal

Zoom: Getting More from Your Experience

Teaching Online: Getting Started (Brown Bag)

Videoconferencing with Zoom: Engaging Your Students Online

Teaching, Mentoring, and Professional Skills Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars: Introducing the CIRTL Network

For Graduate Students: Teaching Diversity: Introducing Diversity Topics and Engaging Discussions

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


CIRTL Events

Fall Workshops, Webinars, and MOOCs Start Oct 2

Announcements

Join Us for the Next SoTL Reading Group!

Join us this fall to read The Spark of Learning. Applications are due Thursday, September 7.

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The CITL is Searching for a New Instructional Technology Consultant to Join Our Team

Know someone with instructional and technical skills? Send them to jobs.iu.edu for position 05548P. The posting is open until 9/14/2017.

Apply Here

What Does SoTL Look Like at IUB?

You are invited to participate in a survey exploring faculty and graduate student perceptions of and participation in SoTL at IUB.

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Save the Date: NTT Day on Professional Development - January 5

If you are NTT faculty & would like to lead a session during the event, please complete the statement of interest form by 10/1/17.

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Stay Current with Canvas and Other Teaching and Learning Tools

Sign up to stay abreast of important news and information related to Canvas, Zoom, Kaltura, and other UITS-supported technologies.

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Upcoming Events

SoTL Event: Stereotype and Prejudice in Academia

Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Frangipani Room (IMU)

Mary Murphy studies the cues that influence under-representation and underperformance of women and of minorities in academia, and the biological and socialization factors that may contribute to these phenomena. These cues make people with stereotyped or stigmatized social identities cognitively and physiologically vigilant, depressing their sense of belonging, and decreasing their desire to continue to participate in the setting. Besides bringing up the particular concerns of underrepresented groups about stereotype threat, she considers possible interventions for classrooms and teaching. Topics for table discussions will include taking stock of stereotype threat in your department or classroom and applying the research on stereotype threat to your own context. Ample time will be provide for an active question and answer session.

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SoTL Event: Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time

Friday, September 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, SPEA 167

Colleges and universities generally require that we submit letter grades to represent student performance, but how we determine those grades is up to us. Unfortunately, the way we have been grading student work for many decades earns low marks on a list of 14 criteria for assessing grading systems. This workshop presents an alternative system, specifications (“specs”) grading, that does better, especially in motivating students to achieve outcomes and produce high-quality work.

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Zoom: The Basics

Tuesday, September 5, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, (Webinar)

In this webinar, participants will learn about the new online conference tool at Indiana University called Zoom. Zoom is a conference tool that focuses on collaboration between users through audio/video communication, file sharing, and screen sharing. IU faculty, staff, and students are all eligible to create their own Zoom meeting room to host meetings. In this workshop, we will learn how users access their account, schedule and manage meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.

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Designing Informal Group Activities for In-class Use

Wednesday, September 6, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

One common way to make class sessions more active is through the use of informal group work. While this approach is often suggested to instructors, the suggestion less frequently includes specific instruction on how to design effective learning activities. In this session, participants will briefly review the benefits of group work on student learning, discuss the features of a good group activity, and design some informal group activities to implement in their own classes.

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Leading Discussions

Friday, September 8, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Dogwood Room (IMU)

Joan Middendorf will lead participants through structured activities designed to promote engaged, equitable participation in the classroom. Participants will experience several techniques and discuss how they might adapt them to their own classroom contexts. This session is appropriate for faculty and instructors in any field.

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For Graduate Students: Writing a Course Proposal

Friday, September 8, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (FNECC; 712 East Eighth Street)

This workshop is divided into three elements. First, participants will hear from a panel of multidisciplinary Associate Instructors who have designed original courses and have gone through the review process. The panel will share their syllabi and discuss their processes of generating a course proposal and considerations included in the documents. Second, we will share principles of backward course design. Lastly, for this workshop, graduate students and postdocs should bring an idea for a course at any stage in development: from a broad concept to a sample syllabus, or anything in between.

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Zoom: Getting More from Your Experience

Tuesday, September 12, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (Webinar)

In this webinar, you'll get to know more about the many advanced features that Zoom makes available to customize your meeting experience. Add a profile picture for when you aren't using a webcam. Learn how to change settings to automatically record meetings, control how your screen is shared, and manage your participants.

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Teaching Online: Getting Started (Brown bag)

Tuesday, September 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Are you curious about how to put together an online course? Would you like to teach at least part of a course online? Do you wonder how to get started? This brown bag will introduce you to the world of online teaching and to IUB resources that will help you plan, develop, and teach an online or blended course. Bring your questions (and your lunch, if you wish) and meet others who are interested in teaching online.

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Videoconferencing with Zoom: Engaging Your Students Online

Tuesday, September 12, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

In this workshop we will discuss why and how you could use video conferencing in your classes. All faculty, staff and students now have access to Zoom, a web collaboration tool that provides high-quality audio and video, various sharing and annotation tools, breakout rooms, whiteboard tools, and the ability to record meetings. After an introduction to the Zoom you will have the opportunity to get hands-on practice with it. We will also discuss best practices to effectively use video conferencing to engage your students.

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Teaching, Mentoring, and Professional Skills Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars: Introducing the CIRTL Network

Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM, (Webinar)

Seeking communities with which to share teaching strategies? Want leadership experiences in teaching? Need advice on how to prepare for a job post-Ph.D.? Indiana University Bloomington's recent membership in the CIRTL Network (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) gives graduate students and postdocs in STEM and social/behavioral science fields opportunities to learn with and from scholars at other research universities. In this informational webinar, you will learn about CIRTL core ideas and outcomes, the professional development benefits for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and about future opportunities at Indiana University-Bloomington. Presenters will address attendees’ questions on enrollment, program participation, and certifications throughout the webinar. For more information about Hoosier CIRTL, email iubcirtl@indiana.edu.

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Teaching, Mentoring, and Professional Skills Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars: Introducing the CIRTL Network

Monday, September 18, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, (Webinar)

Seeking communities with which to share teaching strategies? Want leadership experiences in teaching? Need advice on how to prepare for a job post-Ph.D.? Indiana University Bloomington's recent membership in the CIRTL Network (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) gives graduate students and postdocs in STEM and social/behavioral science fields opportunities to learn with and from scholars at other research universities. In this informational webinar, you will learn about CIRTL core ideas and outcomes, the professional development benefits for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and about future opportunities at Indiana University-Bloomington. Presenters will address attendees’ questions on enrollment, program participation, and certifications throughout the webinar. For more information about Hoosier CIRTL, email iubcirtl@indiana.edu.

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For Graduate Students: Teaching Diversity: Introducing Diversity Topics and Engaging Discussions

Monday, September 18, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

What are the opportunities and the challenges of teaching diversity-related topics? This session will approach the paradox of diversity and demonstrate how to introduce these types of topics and engage students in those discussions. This includes exploring the ways diversity can be included in a course and why we should include this in our courses; so that each student feels included and represented in the academic conversation. Specifically, participants will learn how to address classroom disruption(s), objections, and challenges while influencing inclusivity in the classroom.

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (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.

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CIRTL Events

Fall Workshops, Webinars, and MOOCs Start Oct 2

CIRTL is a collaboration among almost 50 research universities to provide online events and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM. Sign up to receive announcements and register for events.

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