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February 13, 2018

Announcements

Taking the Pulse of Your Class with a Mid-Semester Evaluation

Present Your Community Engaged Teaching

Now Accepting Applications for Grants

Driving Student Success through Affordable Course Material Symposium, Register by February 22nd

Upcoming Events

SoTL Brown Bag: SoTL and IRB

Don't Cancel Class, Use Zoom Instead

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

Institutional Programs to Foster Belonging of Women in STEM: CIRTLCast

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

Teaching with Technology Faculty Showcase: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

For Graduate Students: Classroom Culture and Politics

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

Equity-oriented, inclusive teaching in STEM: CIRTLCast

A Fresh Look at IU eTexts

Announcements

Present Your Community Engaged Teaching

Service-Learning Program seeks proposals for presentations and award nominations for a Conference on Curricular Community Engaged Learning.

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Now Accepting Applications for Grants

The Active Learning, SoTL, Summer Writing-Teaching, and others are all accepting applications. Deadline: February 26, 2018

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Upcoming Events

SoTL Brown Bag: SoTL and IRB

Wednesday, February 14, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243)

If you are unfamiliar with research involving human subjects, the IRB process can be a learning experience when beginning a SoTL project. For some of us, this can be intimidating. In this brownbag session we will informally discuss questions you have about navigating the IRB process for a SoTL project. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the session.

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Don't Cancel Class, Use Zoom Instead

Wednesday, February 14, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243)

Unable to be in the classroom for one of your class meetings? Instead of canceling class or arranging for a guest lecturer, find out how to use Zoom to meet with students and teach your class online. Zoom is a web-based video collaboration tool with high-quality audio and video, screen and document sharing, breakout rooms, whiteboard tools, polling, and chat for questions. Zoom class meetings can be easily recorded for future reference, and all faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom.

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

Thursday, February 15, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library 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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Institutional Programs to Foster Belonging of Women in STEM: CIRTLCast

Thursday, February 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Online

In the third of four events on women in STEM, we will hear from faculty and institutional leaders about programs and initiatives designed to foster belonging for undergraduate women in STEM. Questions to consider include: How can programs be designed to foster belonging for women in STEM? How are partnerships formed among stakeholders (e.g., institutional leaders, departments, funding agencies, STEM departments, etc.)?

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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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Teaching with Technology Faculty Showcase: Engaging Students with VoiceThread

Wednesday, February 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Online

In this session, IU Northwest instructor Marshelia Harris will explain how she incorporates VoiceThread in her courses to encourage peer-to-peer collaboration among students and better student-instructor interactions. Dr. Harris will discuss specific strategies for engaging diverse student learning styles in traditional courses and for promoting in collective knowledge building in online learning environments.

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For Graduate Students: Classroom Culture and Politics

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243)

Are you interested in learning strategies for teaching with diversity? Do you identify as a member of a marginalized group? In this workshop, we will discuss some of these questions: How (your) diversity shapes and influences your teaching practices? Do diverse instructors take into consideration their diversity when preparing lesson plans and performing (both in the classroom and while grading/assessing)? If so, why?

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

Thursday, February 22, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library 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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Equity-oriented, inclusive teaching in STEM: CIRTLCast

Thursday, February 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Online

In the last of four events on women in STEM, we will define and characterize inclusive practices for STEM teaching. Attention will be given to discuss the affordances, as well as potential constraints of these practices. Questions to consider include: What is equity-oriented, inclusive teaching? What are some of the affordances and constraints with implementing inclusive practices (e.g. institutional, departmental, personal, etc.) What are some examples of inclusive teaching practices in undergraduate STEM courses?

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A Fresh Look at IU eTexts

Friday, February 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243)

Are you interested in finding out how you can identify and use an eText for your course next semester? Want to take your use of Unizin Engage, the eText reader, to the next level by including instructor highlights and more? Having issues with your current eText? Join us for a campus visit with Mark Goodner from the IU eText program for a demo and conversation about all things eTexts. Lunch will be served, so please register by Feb. 20th.

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