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September 25, 2019

Announcements

Active Learning Classroom Applications for Fall 2020

Providing Feedback Early and Often with the Student Engagement Roster

Now Accepting SoTL Grant Proposals. Deadline Monday, Nov 25 by 8:00 a.m.

Give Your Students a Boost

Upcoming Events

For Graduate Students: Reflecting and Writing on Teaching Statements

The Scholars Book Fair

Using Midterm Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

More Leading Discussions

SEISMIC Event: Fostering a Sense of Belonging in the College Classroom: Peer Interactions that Improve Student Success

Practices and Language for Expanding Classroom Diversity to "Invisible" Populations

STEM Coffee Hour: Assignment Design for STEM Information Literacy and Writing

Service-Learning: Creating a Community-Engaged Learning Course Syllabus

For Graduate Students: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Announcements

Providing Feedback Early and Often with the Student Engagement Roster

One of the classic texts on undergraduate teaching—Chickering and Gamson’s “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” (AAHE Bulletin, March 1987)—notes the importance of providing prompt feedback to students, giving students “frequent opportunities to perform and receive suggestions for improvement.”

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Now Accepting SoTL Grant Proposals. Deadline Monday, Nov 25 by 8:00 a.m.

SoTL grants provide funding at four levels for new and ongoing studies about teaching and learning. Similar to national funding agencies (i.e., NEA, NIH, and NSF), SoTL funding provides ongoing and sustained funding for projects of merit, while also providing funds for new individual and team projects.

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Give Your Students a Boost

The #1 predictor of student success is timely submission of assignments. To reduce missed assignments, IU has designed a free smartphone app that integrates with Canvas to notify students when an upcoming deadline has no submission. The app is called "Boost."

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Upcoming Events

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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The Scholars Book Fair

Friday, September 27, 2019 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wells Library W138

Come learn about all kinds of affordable content, from digital learning tools to eTexts to library resources, and check out demos of Virtual Reality and 3D printing. Stay for consultations with affordable content experts from the IUB Library...

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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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More Leading Discussions

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Wells Library E243

Experience additional structured activities designed to promote engaged, equitable participation in the classroom. Participants will try several techniques (including teams teaching teams and another very playful method) and discuss when to strategically...

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SEISMIC Event: Fostering a Sense of Belonging in the College Classroom: Peer Interactions that Improve Student Success

Thursday, October 3, 2019 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., IMU - Oak Room

Underrepresented college students are often vigilant for cues about whether they belong and are likely to succeed in college. Through interactions with peers and instructors, many of these cues are gleaned through social experiences in the courses they take.

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Practices and Language for Expanding Classroom Diversity to "Invisible" Populations

Thursday, October 3, 2019 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Wells Library 043A

In this interactive session, we will discuss minority statuses that are often unacknowledged, ones that we argue that have been rendered "invisible," such as students experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and violence, and those who are undocumented/DACA-mented.

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STEM Coffee Hour: Assignment Design for STEM Information Literacy and Writing

Friday, October 4, 2019 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Chemistry Building C002R

In this coffee hour Brian Winterman, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian, will share a variety of course assignments he uses to help students develop information literacy and writing skills.

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Service-Learning: Creating a Community-Engaged Learning Course Syllabus

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will learn the essential elements of a community-engaged learning (CEL) course syllabus and develop their syllabus for effectively communicating with students the expectations and requirements of service and community engagement.

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For Graduate Students: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., 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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