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November 17, 2020

Announcements

Quick Tip of the Week: VoiceThread Fills the Social Presence Gap in Online Courses

Use Office Hours to Set Students Up for Successful Completion of This Semester

Stipend Program Supports OER Experimentation by IUB and IUPUI Instructors

Quick Guides to Teaching

Upcoming Events

SoTL Brownbag: Expansive Framing Survey for Online Learners: A Situative Alternative to the Community of Inquiry Survey

Virtual Drop-in Tech for Teaching Help: Online Assessments and Grading

SEISMIC Speaker Series: Mind the Gap: Active Learning Improves Equity in STEM Classrooms

Coffee Talk: Improving Student Sense of Belonging in Online and Hybrid Courses

Canvas Modules Tune Up

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

Community Engaged Learning Series: Strengthening Justice-Centered STEM Communication and Advocacy Skills: Enhancing Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes Through Community-Engaged Learning With a Science Museum

Announcements

Use Office Hours to Set Students Up for Successful Completion of This Semester

As we approach Thanksgiving we wanted to highlight ways to help students prepare for the upcoming transitions they may be facing. Some students will experience a disruption at Thanksgiving as they move home and/or experience a change in the format of their courses.

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Stipend Program Supports OER Experimentation by IUB and IUPUI Instructors

The Course Material Transformation Fellowship provides $2000 for instructors to experiment with open educational resources to adopt course materials that are affordable and accessible. The program supports the development and adoption of alternatives to high-cost textbooks.

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Quick Guides to Teaching

These short guides share concrete instructional approaches for teaching in online and hybrid modes, along with important considerations to keep in mind as you venture into these new teaching contexts. While not intended to be all you need to teach in new modalities, they offer solid tips and starting points on important teaching issues.

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Upcoming Events

SoTL Brownbag: Expansive Framing Survey for Online Learners: A Situative Alternative to the Community of Inquiry Survey

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Online

Over 6500 online college students completed a new survey about situative “framing” of their learning. The survey and underlying theory present an alternative to the popular Community of Inquiry survey that is based on older socio-constructivist learning theory. Exploratory factor analysis initially validated the factor structure and the...

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Virtual Drop-in Tech for Teaching Help: Online Assessments and Grading

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Online

Have a quick Canvas question but aren't sure if you need a formal consultation? Looking for some tips or assistance but aren't sure where to begin? Hoping to learn what other instructors are experiencing in their courses? Join CITL consultant Jennifer Turrentine in this Virtual Office Hours. Drop in at your convenience and stay as little or as long as you'd like.

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SEISMIC Speaker Series: Mind the Gap: Active Learning Improves Equity in STEM Classrooms

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12 noon - 1:30 p.m., Online

Despite widespread efforts to increase access to and inclusion in STEM, minoritized students remain excluded from both STEM majors and STEM professions. Our institutions need to change, but instructors can play an active role in disrupting these inequities.

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Coffee Talk: Improving Student Sense of Belonging in Online and Hybrid Courses

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Online

How can we improve sense of belonging when students are participating mostly or wholly online? Student sense of belonging has had a strong, positive association with retention and persistence among undergraduate and graduate students in their transition years.

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Canvas Modules Tune Up

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12 noon - 1 p.m., Online

Do you wonder if your Canvas modules are set up for the best experience for your students and yourself? Good modules provide a structure for course content, activities, and assignments and assessments in a manner that reaches all students. In this session we will look at three examples of course modules from three different course types, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your own course modules.

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

Friday, November 20, 2020 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Online

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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Community Engaged Learning Series: Strengthening Justice-Centered STEM Communication and Advocacy Skills: Enhancing Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes Through Community-Engaged Learning With a Science Museum

Friday, November 20, 2020 2 - 3 p.m., Online

For this workshop, we will share how this partnership and community-engaged learning enhanced ICP’s curriculum. We will discuss five phases of this collaboration: (1) social justice preparation, (2) establishing a partnership, (3) STEM outreach design, (4) implementation, and (5) critical reflection. We will also share key successes and challenges with...

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