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September 12, 2017


Announcements

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

CITL Part-time Position for Canvas Instructional Support Specialist Available Through 6/30/2018

What Does SoTL Look Like at IUB?

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


Upcoming Events

SoTL Event: Stereotype and Prejudice in Academia

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

SoTL Event: Student Predictions, Mental Models, and Need for Complex Problem Solving in the 21st Century

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

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

Using Rubrics to Make Grading Writing Fairer and More Consistent

Community Engaged Learning: An Inclusive Model Community Engaged Teaching and Learning

Teaching Online: Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues (Brown Bag)

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

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


CIRTL Events

Fall Workshops, Webinars, and MOOCs Start Oct 2

Announcements

CITL Part-time Position for Canvas Instructional Support Specialist Available Through 6/30/2018

The support specialist will consult directly with instructors in person, on the phone, via email, and in online meetings on topics such as Canvas and related tools.

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.

Apply Here

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.

Apply Here
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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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SoTL Event: Student Predictions, Mental Models, and Need for Complex Problem Solving in the 21st Century

Friday, September 29, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Frangipani Room (IMU)

In this talk, Mark Guzdial will share results from a computer science course developed for non-STEM majors, and designed using theories of student achievement and motivation. In the course, students are encouraged to develop their own mental models by predicting results before demonstrations, using a process known as sub-goal labeling. His research about this teaching approach indicates that asking students to make predictions through self-explanations improved learning and knowledge transfer. This especially appears to be the case when novice students experience cognitive overload due to the complexity of the task at hand, and the manner in which the material is presented.

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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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Using Rubrics to Make Grading Writing Fairer and More Consistent

Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

The facilitator will provide a quick overview of rubrics and their uses. Participants will have an opportunity to practice grading with a rubric, to review a variety of rubrics from across the disciplines, and to begin constructing a rubric for their own use.

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Community Engaged Learning: An Inclusive Model Community Engaged Teaching and Learning

Friday, September 22, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is a model of teaching and learning that foregrounds the purposes of community engagement for student learning and outcomes of service with the community. Service-learning is one example of CEL but many experiences (service-learning classes, internships, clinical, project-based, classes) on campus use community engagement. Recognizing this, CEL models identify standards and guidelines that can broadly include these experiences. CEL recognizes that community engagement is about using "community-based public problem solving that not only generates new knowledge and higher order cognitive outcomes, but develops the civic skills of critical thinking, public deliberation, collective action and social ethics" (Saltmarsh, 2002, p. viii). This coffee hour is an opportunity to learn about and explore how CEL could work in the IUB campus.

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Teaching Online: Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues (Brown Bag)

Friday, September 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Who owns the materials and content that you create and post in an online or blended course? Do you have the right to use content that is found online and easily downloaded? How does Fair Use apply to online course materials? Jennifer Westerhaus Adams, IU Associate General Counsel, will be on hand at our first brown bag of the year to answer these and other questions concerning copyright and intellectual property issues in online courses. Bring your questions (and your lunch, if you wish) and meet others who are teaching online.

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

In this workshop for graduate students, we 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.

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

Tuesday, September 26, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM, (Webinar)

In this workshop for graduate students, we 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.

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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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