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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: Task-based Learning; 4 Laws of Learning
  • Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium
  • Additional Teaching & Learning events
  • Resources for Teaching
  • Calendar of events

Quick Reads

  • Project-Based & Task-Based Learning (Bayraktar, 2021; 4 min read): Tips for incorporating real-life application tasks and projects in your courses, as examples of low-stakes and high-stakes authentic assessments.
  • 4 Laws of Learning (and How to Follow Them) (Gonzalez, 2020; 7 min read): This article offers 4 principles of learning to guide your teaching: 1) Keep the GPS on (a path to learning), 2) Classify, connect, and compare, 3) To learn, we need to churn, and 4) Better to retrieve than to receive.
Browse past CETL weekly updates, including:

Call for Proposals: Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium

Submit by Tuesday, December 7 | Call for Proposals
Mark your calendars: The 6th annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium will be held virtually on Thursday, February 10.

You are invited to submit proposals to present at the Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium, hosted by CETL. The Symposium welcomes presentations focusing on improving student learning, academic success, and curriculum in higher education. It provides opportunities to share teaching and learning efforts as Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) or Teaching Practice works.

Additional Teaching & Learning Events

  • LEAP Indiana's Spring Book ClubRegister by November 30 to receive a complimentary copy of Kevin Gannon’s newest book Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto. This program is sponsored by LEAP Indiana, of which USI is a proud member. Join in discussions of Gannon’s book during 4 Zoom sessions on January 21, February 4, 18, and 25 at 1 pm.
  • 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.
  • Funding available for Community Engagement and Service-Learning projects through Indiana Campus Compact: The grant proposal deadline is on Monday, December 13 for the High-Impact Community Engagement Practices grant and Strengthening Communities grant to provide faculty, professional staff, and students the opportunity to submit proposals that fund spring 2022 projects. 

Teaching Resources 

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