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January 9, 2018

Announcements

Peer Facilitator Graduate Student Learning Community - Application Deadline Jan 12

Identity and Instruction Graduate Student Learning Community - Application Deadline Jan 12

IUPUI Now Accepting Proposals for Moore Symposium - Deadline: Jan 15

SOTL Reading Group: Flipped Learning - Application Deadline January 15

FACET is looking for session proposals for FALCON 2018 - Deadline: Jan 15

Open Nominations for the 2nd Annual FACET Academy Awards on Excellence in Teaching

Upcoming Events

SoTL Brown Bag: Getting Started in SoTL

Zoom for Instructors

Holding Students Accountable for Pre-class Work

SoTL Event - Flipped Learning: Roots, Research, and Future Directions

CIRTL Events

Spring CIRTL Online Courses on Diversity in the College Classroom and Research Mentor Training Now Open

Strategies for Inclusive Undergraduate STEM Education: CIRTL series

Announcements

Identity and Instruction Graduate Student Learning Community - Application Deadline Jan 12

Learn strategies for equitable education in a community that promotes the professional development of diverse associate instructors.

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IUPUI Now Accepting Proposals for Moore Symposium - Deadline: Jan 15

IUPUI accepting proposals for the 2018 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching and the LEAP Indiana Conference, to be held March 2.

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SOTL Reading Group: Flipped Learning - Application Deadline: January 15

This semester, we will discuss Robert Talbert's book, Flipped Learning. We will be joined by the author for our first session.

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FACET is looking for session proposals for FALCON 2018 - Deadline: Jan 15

The conference theme is Successful Strategies for Student Engagement: Sometimes it’s the little things. FALCON is scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2018, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre.

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Open Nominations for the 2nd Annual FACET Academy Awards on Excellence in Teaching

An award will be given for excellent teaching practices in the categories: Collaborative activities, Community engagement, Learning how to learn, Creative uses of online tools, and Intensive writing assignments. Nominations deadline: Jan 22.

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Upcoming Events

SoTL Brown Bag: Getting Started in SoTL

Tuesday, January 16, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

One of the challenges with getting started in SoTL work is knowing where to begin. Often solutions to teaching challenges or new research ideas are flushed out during informal conversations with colleagues. In this brown bag session, we will informally discuss teaching and learning ideas and moments that may lend themselves to a SoTL project. We will also explore ways to turn those moments into a SoTL research question. Feel free to bring your lunch along to this discussion.

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Zoom for Instructors

Friday, January 19, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM, Webinar

Are you interested in having online office hours? Holding class while you are out of town? Inviting a guest speaker from anywhere in the world? Have students record their group meetings or dialogues? Zoom might be just the tool for you. IU faculty, staff, and students can use Zoom, a video conferencing and online collaboration tool, to host meetings that anyone can join. In this workshop, we will learn how users access their account, schedule, manage and record meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.

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Holding Students Accountable for Pre-class Work

Tuesday, January 23, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

In this workshop, participants will modify one of their existing assignments to include pre-class and in-class accountability. Participants will learn how to use dynamic and automated Canvas tools to support accountability activities and to assess comprehension and progress before class. When students prepare before class, lecture segments will be more relevant, class time can be used for work when the expert help of the instructor is available, and students can productively engage in project work, collaborative work, application of concepts, and other meaningful in-class work.

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SOTL Event - Flipped Learning: Roots, Research, and Future Directions

Friday, February 16, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, IMU - Georgian Room

Flipped learning (or "the flipped classroom") burst onto the national and international stage in the early part of the current decade, garnering huge popularity through books, workshops, and media articles. Its fast rise to prominence led to a common misconception that flipped learning is merely an educational fad, with no roots and no future, just like many other fads before it. In this talk we will debunk this myth by examining flipped learning research from three viewpoints.

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CIRTL Events

Spring CIRTL Online Courses on Diversity in the College Classroom and Research Mentor Training Now Open

Spring online courses are now open for registration: Diversity in the College Classroom; Research Mentor Training; and other topics. Courses are targeted to grads and postdocs in science, technology, engineering, and math as well as social, behavioral, and economic sciences.

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Strategies for Inclusive Undergraduate STEM Education: CIRTL series

Each Thursday in February 2pm ET online, we will discuss the unique challenges faced by women, who remain underrepresented in STEM fields, in their educational trajectories. Across the series, we will explore how equity-oriented, inclusive practices can transform teaching and learning in STEM. Register with CIRTL to access the series.

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