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January 30, 2020

Announcements

SoTL Keynote Event: Why They Can’t Write

CITL Instructional Grants Available

Upcoming Events

Service-Learning Coffee Hour: Working with Advocates for Community Engagement

Peer Review of Student Assignments Across the Disciplines

Using Open Educational Resources to Further Student Success

Active Learning Grant Infoshare

Next@IU Pilot Demo: Exploring Akindi for Test Scanning and Scoring

Unpacking & Acting on Course Evaluations

Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines

Patterns of Student Performance in Gateway STEM Courses

More Leading Discussions

Student Centered Course Design

STEM Tech2Teach: Visual Note-taking for Active Listening and Learning — Not Just for Artists!

Making the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning a Part of Your Career Strategy

For Graduate Students: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

CIRTL Events

Introduction to Teaching at a Community College

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Facilitating Work-Life Balance and Resilience

Online Teaching Practicum (Has multiple sessions)

Announcements

CITL Instructional Grants Available

Apply now for a CITL instructional grant to support your development of innovative teaching approaches. Most deadlines are Feb 24.

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Upcoming Events

Service-Learning Coffee Hour: Working with Advocates for Community Engagement

Friday, January 31, 2020 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Wells Library E243

Join us, several Advocates for Community Engagement (ACEs), and fellow instructors to discuss how ACEs can support service as part of a course. Hear ACEs' experiences working with students in their agencies, supporting their learning, and contributing educational content to your class.

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Peer Review of Student Assignments Across the Disciplines

Friday, January 31, 2020 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., Wells Library E243

Many instructors avoid using peer review because they aren’t sure how peer review might fit into their courses, aren’t sure how to grade student feedback, and they worry about the time it takes to do peer review. Yet the benefit to students is clear - peer review allows students to practice giving and receiving formal, structured feedback...

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Using Open Educational Resources to Further Student Success

Monday, February 3, 2020 12 noon - 12:45 p.m., Online

This short webinar will introduce Open Educational Resources (OER), high-quality free and openly licensed course materials that you can adapt to your classroom. The session will focus on how instructors can find and evaluate OER.

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Active Learning Grant Infoshare

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12 noon - 12:45 p.m., Online

The CITL offers several grants to faculty in support of Teaching and Learning. The Active Learning Grant is designed specifically to provide full-time faculty with support over the summer months to redesign part of or the entire course to include more active learning. IUB faculty will talk about the teaching strategies they used to further engage their students in the classroom.

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Next@IU Pilot Demo: Exploring Akindi for Test Scanning and Scoring

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12 noon - 1 p.m., Wells Library 009 or Online

As part of the Next@IU pilot program, IU is looking at alternatives to existing Scantron forms for scanning and scoring tests. In this webinar, instructors will get the opportunity to learn about one alternative, Akindi, as well as find out how you can pilot this tool for testing in your own classes, so that you can provide input on the final selection.

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Unpacking & Acting on Course Evaluations

Thursday, February 6, 2020 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Chemistry C002R

Course evaluations are one of the hot topics we love to hate in academia. However, when approached from a scholarly perspective rather than an evaluative perspective, course evaluations are a rich source of data. In this workshop, instructors will apply data analysis approaches utilized in SoTL work to unpack the useful information in...

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Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines

Friday, February 7, 2020 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wells Library 009

Do your students struggle to learn difficult concepts in your courses? Do they often fail to meet your expectations on final writing products? Do they seem to dislike writing in general? Writing-to-learn assignments are short, informal tasks that help students understand course concepts and generate their own ideas for future exploration.

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Patterns of Student Performance in Gateway STEM Courses

Friday, February 7, 2020 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., IMU - Persimmon Room

Improving large, gateway STEM courses so that they best support student learning and persistence remains an active area of concern for US colleges and universities and for the nation. Towards this end, administrators, faculty and academic staff are investigating patterns within their institutional data that can help identify both successes and...

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More Leading Discussions

Monday, February 10, 2020 12 noon - 1 p.m., Wells Library - Hazelbaker Room

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 use them in their own classes.

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Student Centered Course Design

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Global and International Studies Building - GA 0011

During this workshop, we will discuss how to use the principles of “backward course design” to create a syllabus. We will talk about how to make student centered assessments and learning outcomes that reflect the instructor's course goal. To clarify these principles, participants will analyze a syllabus that has been taught at Indiana University.

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STEM Tech2Teach: Visual Note-taking for Active Listening and Learning — Not Just for Artists!

Thursday, February 13, 2020 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Chemistry C002R

Join this workshop to learn how instructors facilitate the use of visual note-taking methods in their classes. Spencer Hall’s Biology students use templates to take notes, draw graphs, work through problems, and complete other active learning activities. He will share why he decided to develop and incorporate these templates into this classes.

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Making the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning a Part of Your Career Strategy

Thursday, February 13, 2020 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., IMU - Oak Room

In the mythology of higher education the dedicated teacher has been expected, like the romantic poet, to produce something beautiful and then die young. Teaching was seen as a noble act of self-sacrifice that contributed little or nothing to one’s career development. In the last twenty years the development of...

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For Graduate Students: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Friday, February 14, 2020 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wells Library W305C

In this workshop for graduate students, we will share strategies to reflect on and demonstrate teaching practices in a teaching portfolio. Participants will discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness in an accessible manner to hiring committee members.

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CIRTL Events

Introduction to Teaching at a Community College

The panel of faculty will discuss their experiences working in community colleges. The discussion will include equity and diversity at community colleges, panelists career trajectories, what they appreciate most about working at community colleges, and common misconceptions about the career. Bring your questions and prepare to explore this wonderful career path.

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Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this interactive, two-part online workshop. We will discuss elements of teaching statements, evidence of effective teaching tailored for different academic jobs, and strategies to get started or polish existing teaching statements.

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Facilitating Work-Life Balance and Resilience

In this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to examine their current work-life balance and to develop a plan to be more resilient and to sustain the support systems that will enable them to establish their desired work-life balance.

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Online Teaching Practicum (Has multiple sessions)

Develop a workshop for online audiences and get the chance to pilot your workshop for the CIRTL Network in this intensive 9-week practicum. This course draws on T&L research as well as The CIRTL Network's experience providing online programming to teach participants how they can use the online environment to provide students with a unique experience that in-person workshops cannot replicate.

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