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September 19, 2017


Announcements

CITL Blog: Moving from Scholarly Teacher to SoTL Researcher

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

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

What Does SoTL Look Like at IUB?


Upcoming Events

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

For Graduate Students: Creating a Diversity Statement Statement: Critical Reflection on Diversity

Writing is a Process! Responding to Linguistically Diverse Writing During the Drafting Stage

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


CIRTL Events

Fall Workshops, Webinars, and MOOCs Start Oct 2

Announcements

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

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

This position will consult directly with instructors on topics such as Canvas and related tools...

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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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Upcoming Events

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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For Graduate Students: Creating a Diversity Statement: Critical Reflection on Diversity

Wednesday, September 27, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Walnut Room (IMU)

Academic job committees are increasingly requesting applicants submit a diversity statement. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies on how to reflect on diversity and how to craft a diversity statement. Participants will discuss how they incorporate diversity into their course materials and how they make space for their students’ diverse experiences and perspectives. We will read and analyze several statements and distribute reflection guides for getting started on our own statements.

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Writing is a Process! Responding to Linguistically Diverse Writing During the Drafting Stage

Thursday, September 28, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Writing is a process that develops over time. We can best support our students’ writing development by assigning and responding to multiple drafts of a writing project throughout the semester. Developed at the request of prior workshop participants, this workshop will cover formative feedback pedagogy in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. The workshop targets intensive writing faculty and associate instructors as well as faculty who assign sustained research and writing projects throughout the semester. Workshop participants will leave with strategies for assigning multiple drafts, responding to language issues, and engaging students in dialogue about writing goals and expectations.

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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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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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