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September 17, 2019

Announcements

Give Your Students a Boost

The What, Who, and Why of Graduate Student Learning Communities!

Upcoming Events

Writing Your Diversity Statement

Rethinking the Classroom

Service-Learning: Using a Single-point Rubric for Community-engaged Learning Course Design

Teaching@IU: Using Quality Matters to Improve Your Hybrid and Online Course Design

Who is Generation Z?

Developing Strategies for Engaging Generation Z Learners

Using Rubrics to Guide Students and to Evaluate Assignments

Using Rubrics in Canvas for Easier Grading

For Graduate Students: Reflecting and Writing on Teaching Statements

Using Midterm Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

CIRTL Events

Understanding and Addressing Bias in STEM Classes

Announcements

The What, Who, and Why of Graduate Student Learning Communities!

Whether you’re familiar with the CITL’s Graduate Student Learning Communities (GSLCs) or not, we’ve got all the information to get you quickly up to date!

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Upcoming Events

Writing Your Diversity Statement

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., Online

In this online webinar, participants will learn strategies on how to reflect on diversity and how to craft a diversity statement. Using their webcams and/or the text/chat function, participants will discuss how they incorporate diversity into their course materials...

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Rethinking the Classroom

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11 a.m. - 12 noon, Online

Are you tired of watching your students’ eyes glaze over? Are you interested in knowing more about what your students know, or don’t know? In this webinar, Top Hat trainers will share everything you need to know...

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Service-Learning: Using a Single-point Rubric for Community-engaged Learning Course Design

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Wells Library E243

Single-point rubrics are simple tools for quickly assessing performance and meeting standards. Participants in this workshop will apply a single-point rubric of the key features of community-engaged learning to create or revise a community-based course.

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Teaching@IU: Using Quality Matters to Improve Your Hybrid and Online Course Design

Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Online

Have you thought about revising your online or hybrid course design? Are you unsure where to start? Quality Matters is a faculty-driven rubric and peer review process designed to provide supportive, formative feedback to...

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Who is Generation Z?

Thursday, September 19, 2019 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., IMU - Georgian Room

Born from 1995-2010, Generation Z makes up the majority of the traditionally-aged college student population. And they’re not the Millennials that came before them. As each generation grows up, there are myths and misunderstanding that follow...

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Developing Strategies for Engaging Generation Z Learners

Friday, September 20, 2019 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., IMU - Dogwood Room

Understanding the values and perspectives of Generation Z is the first step in engaging them in learning environments. Thoughtful planning and strategy development can help create learning environments that can better engage...

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Using Rubrics to Guide Students and to Evaluate Assignments

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wells Library E243

Many teachers report that rubrics help them grade assignments more efficiently and equitably. Others argue that rubrics stifle student creativity and limit teachers’ freedom to reward students who think creatively. This workshop will...

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Using Rubrics in Canvas for Easier Grading

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m., Wells Library E243

In this follow-up to our rubrics workshop (1-2:30 on 9/24), participants will learn how to build their rubrics in Canvas. Using the rubric tool in Canvas can enable students to view the rubric to check that they have fulfilled the assignment...

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For Graduate Students: Reflecting and Writing on Teaching Statements

Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., Wells Library E243

In this workshop for graduate students, we 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...

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Using Midterm Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Friday, September 27, 2019 12 noon - 1 p.m., Wells Library E243

Gathering feedback from students at midterm can provide you with valuable opportunities to make adjustments to your teaching mid-semester—changes that can lead to improved student learning and better course evaluations. This workshop will...

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CIRTL Events

Understanding and Addressing Bias in STEM Classes

The workshop sessions will begin with a presentation on research from relevant publications in psychological and educational literature with terms such as “implicit bias” “social identity-threat” and “identity-safe cues.” Next, participants will take part in a moderated discussion to reflect on how biases may impact teaching and how to incorporate different strategies into their teaching plans.

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