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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: Authentic Assessment; Art of Answering Questions
  • Student Mental Health Town Hall: November 1
  • Save the Date: Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium
  • Additional Teaching & Learning events
  • Resources for Teaching
  • Calendar of events

Quick Reads

Browse past CETL weekly updates, including:

Student Mental Health Town Hall

Monday, November 1 at 4 pm | Zoom link

As a follow-up to the October 27 webinar, the LA and Pott College EDIC groups will be hosting a Town Hall to discuss existing resources and next steps necessary to improve mental health access on campus. Please contact Dr. Kristalyn Shefveland ( or Dr. Glenna Bower ( with questions.

Save the Date: Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium

Thursday, February 10, 2022
The 6th annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium is being planned! The call for proposals will be announced next week, with submissions due in early December.

Additional Teaching & Learning Events

  • IUPUI Advancing Teaching and Learning with TechnologyNovember 5 at 9 am–12:30 pm, Zoom, free. Keynote by Thomas Tobin (University of Wisconsin - Madison) who will be sharing three low-effort, high-impact teaching strategies to improve our classes in the "new normal." More information and registration is on the ATLT website.
  • IU's FALCON 2021Saturday, November 13 at 8 am-3:30 pm, Registration (free): This online conference includes the Hass-Birky Keynote “Teaching with empathy for equity,” presented by Jessica Calarco, Associate Professor of Sociology, IU Bloomington. The schedule includes sessions on Innovative Ideas for Alternative Assessment; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice; Learning as a Partnership: Using Feedback from Students; and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • 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, February 4, 18, and 25.
  • CUMU Virtual Learning & Sharing Series: Now-December 14 (schedule), view Promising Practice and Lightning sessions on Student success and well-being; Campus and community partnerships; University strategy and infrastructure; Racial equity and the urban mission; and Anchor mission implementation. The virtual series brings together administrators, faculty, staff, students from CUMU member institutions and their community partners for critical dialogue with practical takeaways that create action. Since USI is a member of CUMU, registration is free.

Teaching Resources 

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