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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: Minute & Muddiest Point Papers; Truth-tellers; Mid-semester Feedback
  • Library Lunch & Learn: September 29
  • Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium Committee
  • Southern Indiana Conference on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: October 1-2
  • LEAP Indiana events
  • Resources for Teaching
  • Portfolio Guidelines & Preparation Documents
  • Calendar of events

Quick Reads

  • Muddiest Point' & Minute Papers (Bayraktar, 2021; 4 min read): Wondering what is still confusing or how your students are reacting to a class? This brief article offers ideas for these quick activities and how to prepare your students and follow up with them. Consider adding these regularly to your lesson plans.
  • To Tell the Truth (Johnson, 2021; 3 min read): "We all need truth-tellers in our lives. These are people who care enough about us to risk telling us the truth and to show us our blind spots, even when it might be uncomfortable for them."
  • Mid-Semester Feedback (UNC Charlotte; 6 min read): Tips and example questions for gathering and using mid-semester feedback from your students.
Browse past CETL weekly updates, including:

Rice Library Lunch & Learns

September 29 at 12-1 pm,

Citation Managers: Demonstrate and discuss Citation Managers for USI researchers: Zotero/Endnote/Mendeley.
Questions: Contact Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian,

Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium

February 2022

Call for presentation proposals for the sixth annual Symposium will be available in late October. Are you interested in serving on the Symposium Committee as part of the organizing committee member or a reviewer? Please complete this short form to indicate your interest.

Southern Indiana Conference on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

October 1 and 2, virtual

This two-day event will feature robust speakers and dynamic breakout sessions as we continue to address critical challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy, workplace, and community at large. Learn more and Register

Upcoming Events

  • IUPUI Scholarly Teaching Symposium: Friday, October 1 at 9 am-1 pm, virtual. Learn more and register to attend (free).
    Keynote: New Takes on High-Impact Practices (HIPs) to Assure Quality and Equity by Dr. Jillian Kinzie is Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute.
  • 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.

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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