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Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
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Hello! Here is your weekly curation of ideas, events, and resources to support your teaching and learning efforts. 
  • Quick Reads: Student Engagement with Zoom
  • Assessing Service-Learning: October 21
  • IUPUI Assessment Institute: October 25-28
  • Resources for Teaching this Fall
  • Portfolio Guidelines and FAQs 
  • Calendar of events

Quick Reads

  • Zoom Breakout Rooms (Univ of Minnesota) (3 min read): Zoom now has 3 options for breakout room: random/automatic, assigned, and let participants choose.
  • Zoom: Questioning Strategies to Increase Engagement (Penn State Univ, 2018) (8-page PDF): This excellent guide provides strategies, examples, and Zoom tools to capture learners' attention, make the content relevant, foster positive emotions, and provide cognitive support. 
  • Active Learning in Zoom (Littlejohn, 2020) (17 min read): This comprehensive article shares 9 ideas and tips for implementing them. 
  • Tame the Email Monster (Bayraktar, 2020) (4 min read): Strategies for helping students find answers to their questions more quickly

Service-Learning Workshop

Wednesday, October 21, 12-12:50 pm on Zoom

Assessing Online and Virtual Service-Learning Projects:  Curious about ways to assess virtual service-learning projects? This workshop will explore strategies to create and assess student e-service learning.  Please contact Marie Opatrny Pease, Director of Service-Learning, at for additional information and visit the Service Learning webpage.

2020 Assessment Institute

October 25-28, virtual 

Complimentary registration to attend the virtual 2020 Assessment Institute hosted by IUPUI is offered to all members of the higher education community.  Visit here to register and view the program.

The Assessment Institute provides opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and (3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise.

Fall 2020 Teaching Resources 

Portfolio Guidelines and Preparation

A new Portfolio FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) document, along with an updated Calendar for Personnel Decisions, have been added to the Provost’s Office webpageSlides from a recent webinar provide an overview of the guidelines for preparing a portfolio for reappointment, tenure, and promotion and opportunities to consider ideas for one's approach to portfolio preparation. 
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