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Upcoming Workshops & Events

September 2014

Explore New Technology with DELTA: Virtual Resources

Friday, September 5, 10-11:30 a.m., Wells Library E243

DELTA is back for a new year and will be focusing on Virtual Resources. With many courses moving online and instructors meeting with students in virtual spaces, the need for tools and resources that can emulate or enhance physical experiences are growing in importance. Kyle Leach will lead a forum that explores new and emerging technologies in this area and examines their implications for instructors. Join us in the CITL or online at http://connect.iu.edu/citldelta

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"Your cheatin' heart": understanding and heading off academic misconduct at IUB

Friday, September 5, 1-2:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Academic misconduct can be a vexing issue for faculty and students alike. Sometimes students cheat intentionally to avoid work they don’t want to do. Sometimes pressured students cut corners when feeling overwhelmed or perhaps even desperate. Sometimes students are simply not fully aware of the ethics and rules – both tacit and explicit -- that govern US academic work. The topic raises several questions: How can instructors head off cheating in the first place? If academic misconduct is suspected, how should faculty respond? What are the university’s philosophical and procedural approaches in addressing the various concerns related to academic misconduct? What university support is available for instructors? What are the consequences for students who have committed academic misconduct and how are the sanctions handled? This panel of instructors and staff drawn from across campus will address these questions and lead a discussion about academic misconduct in general, sharing concrete policies, procedures and strategies aimed at reducing instances of academic misconduct. Panelists: Jason Casares (The Office of Student Ethics), Eric Metzler (Kelley School of Business), Jo Ann Vogt (Campus Writing Program, CITL) & Madeleine Gonin (CITL)

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Canvas: A First Look

Monday, September 8, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Kyle Leach to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Designing Research-Based Writing Assignments: A Discussion and Working Session

Tuesday, September 9, 9:30-11 a.m., Wells Library E243

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how key principles of assignment design can inform teaching that emphasizes research as a process of authentic inquiry and meaning-making. Assignment-related issues we will consider include: scale & feasibility, sequencing and timing small assignments that lead to a larger final product (scaffolding), disciplinary challenges, selection of information sources and search strategies, and assessment. Participants will have the opportunity in small groups to discuss and share feedback on their own research assignments. Librarians, Campus Writing Program staff, and experienced faculty will be on hand to provide resources and timely feedback as instructors revise their assignments. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and the IU Libraries and is part of the Libraries’ Scholars Commons workshop series.

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Service-Learning Coffee Hour, Reflection and Service-Learning

Friday, September 12, 9:30-11 a.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)

Faculty, graduate students and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion on structuring reflection activities that assist students in processing their service-learning experience and serve as both informal and formal evaluation tools. This coffee hour discussion will be facilitated by Darrell Anne Stone (Office of Student Life and Learning and School of Social Work). Coffee and tea will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, September 3 to iubslp@indiana.edu


For Graduate Students: Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Critical Reflection on Teaching Practice

Monday, September 15, 10 a.m.-12 noon, CITL-Wells Library East Tower E243

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns 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 receive reflection guides for getting started.

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For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practice

Monday, September 15, 2-4 p.m., CITL-Wells Library East Tower E243

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns 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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How HIP is your teaching? High Impact Practices Roundtable

Friday, September 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

How have faculty at IU Bloomington used high impact practices to deepen and challenge their students' understanding both within and outside of the classroom? In lightning round presentations followed by roundtable discussions, instructors will share why and how they have incorporated diversity, collaborative assignments, service-learning, and intensive writing into their students' learning experiences. Panelists include Katherine Engebretson (Education), Hilary Kahn (International Studies), Andrew Libby (Human Biology), Nancy Magill (Biotechnology), Kate Reck (Chemistry), and Kyle Rinne (SPEA). Introductory remarks will be provided by Bob Gonyea (National Survey of Student Engagement, IU Bloomington).

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Using the Five Principals of Good Practice in SOTL to Support and Inform High Impact Practices

Friday, September 19, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Frangipani Room, IMU
lunch served starting at 11:30 a.m.

In many circles, High Impact Practices are now shorthand for a collection of teaching practices that engage students more deeply in their learning experiences. According to Nancy Chick, the scholarship of teaching and learning can complement and inform both local and national efforts, contributing a classroom-based dialogue of faculty and student voices, grounded in direct, systematic evidence of student learning. Read More

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Canvas Next Steps: Communication & Collaboration Tools

Wednesday, September 24, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Ellie Mason to learn about how to use these communication and collaboration tools in Canvas: Announcements, Discussion, Chat, Collaborations, and Conferences.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practice

Friday, September 26, 10 a.m.-12 noon, CITL-Wells Library East Tower E243

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns 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.

Register here


Designing Research-Based Writing Assignments: A Discussion and Working Session

Friday, September 26, 1-2:30 p.m., Wells Library E243

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how key principles of assignment design can inform teaching that emphasizes research as a process of authentic inquiry and meaning-making. Assignment-related issues we will consider include: scale & feasibility, sequencing and timing small assignments that lead to a larger final product (scaffolding), disciplinary challenges, selection of information sources and search strategies, and assessment. Participants will have the opportunity in small groups to discuss and share feedback on their own research assignments. Librarians, Campus Writing Program staff, and experienced faculty will be on hand to provide resources and timely feedback as instructors revise their assignments. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and the IU Libraries and is part of the Libraries’ Scholars Commons workshop series.

Register here


For Graduate Students: Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Critical Reflection on Teaching Practice

Friday, September 26, 2-4 p.m., TBA

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns 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 receive reflection guides for getting started.

Register here


Open classroom: See active learning and student collaboration in action

Monday, September 29, 2:30-3:43 p.m., Lindley Hall 102

Faculty are invited to sit in on Saul Blanco’s I201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics class in which 90 students collaboratively solve problems. Meet with Saul afterwards from 4:00-4:45pm to discuss how he makes critical thinking in informatics clear to students, how he holds students accountable for their problem-solving, what he has learned about student collaboration and problem design, and any other questions observers may have. Registration is limited to 10 participants.

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October 2014

Canvas: A First Look

Monday, October 6, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Matt Barton to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Canvas: A First Look

Friday, October 24, 10-11:30 a.m., Lindley Hall 023

Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Meet the ACEs

Friday, October 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Bridgwaters Lounge

Find out what ACEs (Advocates for Community Engagement) can do to help ensure a smooth service-learning experience for you and your students. Join us at the Neal-Marshall Center in the Bridgwaters Lounge to talk with ACEs, learn about ACE agencies and explore service-learning partnerships. RSVP by Monday, October 13 to bit.ly/MeetTheACES

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Canvas Next Steps:Add Assignments and Create Your Syllabus

Friday, October 24, 1:30-3 p.m., Lindley Hall 023

Join CITL consultant Cordah Robinson for this hands-on, Next Steps workshop. In this session we will

  • explore Canvas's dynamic, integrated Assignments and Syllabus tools
  • highlight best practices and instructional advantages
  • practice with these tools to add the learning activities that build the syllabus, and
  • review Grades and SpeedGrader.
  • Bring your syllabus in electronic format, and an assignment.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register for a reserved seat.

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Service-Learning Coffee Hour, Building and Maintaining Service-Learning Partnerships

Thursday, October 30, 9:30-11 a.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)

Faculty, graduate students and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion on how to build and maintain service-learning partnerships that benefit both students and the community partner agencies. This coffee hour discussion will be facilitated by Ashley Hasty (Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design), Dave Debikey (Global Gifts) and ACE Megan Carpenter (Global Gifts). Coffee and tea will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, October 22 to iubslp@indiana.edu


November 2014

Canvas: A First Look

Thursday, November 6, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Ellie Mason to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


December 2014

Canvas: A First Look

Friday, December 12, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


January 2015

Service-Learning Coffee Hour, Technology as Pedagogical Support for Service-Learning

Friday, January 23, 9:30-11 a.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)

Faculty, graduate students and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion on how technology can provide pedagogical support to service-learning classes and partnerships. This discussion will be led by Matt Hottell (Senior Lecturer, School of Informatics and Computing, Director, ServeIT Clinic) and Charles Pope (Senior Lecturer, School of Informatics and Computing). Coffee and tea will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, January 14 to iubslp@indiana.edu


February 2015

Service-Learning Coffee Hour, Interdisciplinary, Multiyear and Multicourse Partnerships: Taking Service-Learning to the Next Level

Thursday, February 26, 9:30-11 a.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)

Faculty, graduate students and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion on structuring more complex service-learning courses and partnerships that would allow for more comprehensive community problem solving. Una Winterman, Michael Valliant and Nicole Schonemann from the Service-Learning Program will facilitate this discussion. Coffee and tea will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, February 18 to iubslp@indiana.edu


STEPS Workshops

IU faculty and staff can now register for UITS IT Training workshops at no charge.

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