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September 29, 2020

Announcements

Hybrid Attendance Feature in Top Hat: Assist IU with Contact Tracing

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Available on Chromebooks at IU

CITL Blog: Networking and Professional Development in a Time of Online Teaching and Learning

SoTL Event: Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

Upcoming Events

STEM Reads: Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Topics in STEM Education

Coffee Talk: Teaching for Democracy During Extreme Partisanship

SoTL Brown Bag: Demystifying the Research Process: Using Wikis to Build Student Awareness and Confidence

For Graduate Students and Postdocs: Writing a Diversity Statement

For Graduate Students & Postdocs: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

STEM Reads: Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Topics in STEM Education

Announcements

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Available on Chromebooks at IU

IU is participating in a beta version of Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor that supports Chromebooks. Students will need to install a Chrome extension in order to access and use the beta version, which has been successfully tested by UITS. Note that to enable Chromebook support, instructors must edit the settings for each individual test.

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CITL Blog: Networking and Professional Development in a Time of Online Teaching and Learning

Looking for a competitive edge as a scholar and instructor? CIRTL can help! The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a network of 37 research universities in the United States and Canada with the goal of enhancing STEM undergraduate education through the professional development of future faculty.

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SoTL Event: Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

This session will explore some of the reasons for academic dishonesty that have special relevance for our current online and hybrid courses, and invite participants to consider practices and assessments that reduce the incentives and opportunities for dishonesty.

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Upcoming Events

STEM Reads: Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Topics in STEM Education

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3 - 4 p.m., Online

Are you looking for a community to discuss approaches to STEM education? What better way than to dig into good books, articles, and media posts with follow-up discussions about different teaching approaches? Join CITL consultants and Science Librarians for STEM Reads. This group is open to instructors of all levels.

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Coffee Talk: Teaching for Democracy During Extreme Partisanship

Thursday, October 1, 2020 12 - 1 p.m., Online

Take this heightened moment of blatant racism and pandemic; add on the uncertainty of the upcoming election. What can teachers do to help students who may be in pain from these dual crises—who may also struggle with the developmental challenges of maturing political and religious beliefs, sexual identities, gendered histories, and more?

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SoTL Brown Bag: Demystifying the Research Process: Using Wikis to Build Student Awareness and Confidence

Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Online

Many college courses require students to write academic research papers, yet students often don’t understand important stages of the research process, which leads to anxiety about successfully completing the assignment. We have designed a research wiki in which students work on pre-defined stages of the research process...

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For Graduate Students and Postdocs: Writing a Diversity Statement

Monday, October 5, 2020 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Online

Academic job committees are increasingly requesting applicants submit a diversity statement. In this workshop, we'll discuss the format of the diversity statement, analyze a couple examples, and provide some prompts and suggestions for starting your own statement.

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For Graduate Students & Postdocs: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10 - 11 a.m., Online

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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STEM Reads: Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Topics in STEM Education

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 3 - 4 p.m., Online

Are you looking for a community to discuss approaches to STEM education? What better way than to dig into good books, articles, and media posts with follow-up discussions about different teaching approaches? Join CITL consultants and Science Librarians for STEM Reads. This group is open to instructors of all levels.

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