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Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
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We hope that your semester is off to a good start! This is your weekly curation of ideas, events, and resources to support your teaching and learning efforts.
  • Quick Reads: Motivating Students and "Wise" Feedback
  • Syllabus Statement Updates
  • Primary Sources in the USI Archives: January 20
  • Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium: February 10
  • Resources for Teaching
  • Calendar of events

Quick Reads

  • Give "Wise" Feedback to Motivate Students (Bayraktar, 2021; 3 min read): How to tell students: “I have high standards” + “You can meet them” + “I will support you.”
  • Motivating Students (Vanderbilt Univ 2020; 18 min read): Yes, this article is long, and it can be a helpful resource since it offers a variety of concrete strategies as well as the evidence and theory behind them.
  • Motivating Students (Univ Wisconsin Whitewater; 10 min read)
  • Motivation Tips for Students (UNC at Chapel Hill; 7 min read): Strategies to share with your students.
Browse past CETL weekly updates, including:

Syllabus Statement Updates

The Syllabus Statement for Title IX has been updated to reflect the current contact information. Please see the Syllabus Statement webpage and the Syllabus Template.

For quick reference, the update is replacing the third paragraph of the syllabus statement on "Title IX – Sexual Misconduct" with the following:

As Responsible Employees, all faculty, staff and administrators of the University community (except those noted above) are not considered confidential resources and are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the University Title IX Coordinator. The University will work with complainants to protect their privacy by sharing information with only those who need to know to ensure that USI can respond and assist. For a full list of resources, support opportunities, and reporting options, contact Chelsea Keaton, the University Title IX Coordinator, at 812-464-1703 or Dameion Doss, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, at 812-464-1835. Additionally, you may email the office at or stop by the Title IX office located in the Wright Administration Building, Forum Wing, Suite 171.

Rice Library Lunch and Learn: Primary Sources in the USI Archives

Thursday, January 20 at 12-12:30 pm | Zoom link

Learn about the different primary sources, UASC research guides, and the University Archives with Rice library University Archivist Jennifer Greene. 

The staff of the David L. Rice Library invites the USI community to its virtual Lunch and Learn Workshop Series. These 30-minute workshops will teach participants about different library topics that can be useful! For more information, email Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium

Thursday, February 10, virtual | Register

You are invited to participate in the 6th annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium. The Symposium focuses 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. 

The program will provide you with opportunities for learning, sharing, and interacting with participants through a keynote session presented by Dr. Tina D. Bhargava (Kent State University), a student panel session, SoTL presentations, and lightning presentations/ discussion sessions.

Teaching Resources 

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