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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: Culture of Caring, Grading rubrics, Mid-semester feedback
  • Library Lunch & Learns: September 21, 23, 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

  • Creating a culture of caring (Active Minds & ACUE, 2020; 12 min read): 4 practical approaches for faculty to support student well-being and mental health.
    • Are concerned about a student or learn information that could impact their well-being and success? Please submit a CARE Team form.
  • Grading Criteria and Rubrics (Brown Univ): Tips for developing grading criteria and rubrics, along with example rubric scales and rubric collections.
  • 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 21, 23, and 29 at 12-1 pm, Zoom
  • Fancy Tools and Fancy Hats: Come learn how to maximize the library's new catalog and fUSIon search tool to suit your research needs!
    September 21 |
  • Browser Extensions for Research: Calling all researchers, from freshman to faculty: We are covering ways to get full text to those articles you can’t find. We’ll show you how to use our tools in your browser to find what you need for that project, paper or passion.
    September 23 |
  • Citation Managers: Demonstrate and discuss Citation Managers for USI researchers: Zotero/Endnote/Mendeley.
    September 29 |
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

LEAP Indiana 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
  • LEAP Indiana Webinar: Inclusive Certification Program with Mona Kheiry and Michael Slavkin, Marian University on Monday, September 27 at 11:30 am-12:30 pm. See details and registration for the 4th Monday series.
  • 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

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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