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Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
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Hello! This is your weekly curation of ideas, events, and resources to support your teaching and learning efforts.
  • Quick Reads: Think-Pair-Share; Fall Words
  • Library Lunch & Learns: October 7, 14, 19, 28
  • Additional Teaching & Learning events
  • Resources for Teaching
  • Portfolio Guidelines & Preparation Documents
  • Calendar of events

Quick Reads

Browse past CETL weekly updates, including:

Copyright and the Classroom: Rice Library Lunch & Learn

Thursday, October 7 at 12-1 pm, https://usi.zoom.us/j/8440494480

An overview of copyright law and use in the classroom--You’ll feel more comfortable in the classroom when you understand how copyright applies to course materials. Come explore how to use freely available, licensed, and copyrighted materials in instruction and on Blackboard. We’ll discuss the practical applications of fair use and other exceptions and limitations. Upcoming sessions (see details here) include: Questions: Contact Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian, pwhiting@usi.edu

Additional Events

  • LEAP Indiana will be hosting Faculty Learning Communities for faculty in Indiana: 1) Learner Experience Design or 2) Managing Traumas and Stressors with College Students. See the details and registration
  • Assessment Institute: October 24-27, virtual, free registration: Hosted by IUPUI, this conference is focused on assessment and improvement in higher education.
  • LEAP Indiana's Spring Book Club: Kevin Gannon’s newest book Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto. Since USI is a member of LEAP Indiana, you are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the book. Register by November 30.
    Join in discussions of Gannon’s book during 4 Zoom sessions at 1 pm on: January 21 (featuring the Introduction through Chapter 2), February 4 (Chapters 3, 4, and 5), February 18 (Chapters 6, 7, and 8), and February 25 (Chapters 9, 10, and the Coda).

Teaching Resources 

Portfolio Guidelines & Preparation Updates

Documents related to preparing a portfolio for reappointment, tenure, and promotion review have been updated recently. These and additional documents are available on the Provost’s Personnel Decisions website:
  • Portfolio Guidelines (updated June 2021)
  • Portfolio Checklist/outline (updated June 2021)
  • Portfolio FAQs: a supplement to the Guidelines (updated June 2021)
  • Guidelines for Preparing for Electronic Submission of the portfolio (new, June 2021)
  • Optional Covid Impact Statement (new, June 2021)
  • CV template (this is a guide)
  • Application form and Appraisal forms
  • Calendar for Personnel Decisions (updated May 2021)
  • Slides from the June 2021 webinars on portfolio preparation provided
Questions or would like assistance? Please contact Amy Chan Hilton, CETL.
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