Oct-Nov 2016 CITL Events for Graduate Students

Please share these announcements with your graduate students and invite them to participate. Registration (or application where appropriate) is requested: http://citl.indiana.edu/events/index.php.



  • C. Moore Symposium Call for Proposals; Due November 6. Seeking proposals from faculty teaching at universities across Indiana for the 2017 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. Read More and Apply


  • New CITL Blog: Teaching the Election and Other Hot Topics. It’s election season & you’ve probably had conversations (heated?) about the election. Now imagine that arising in your class. Would you…Read More and Apply


  • Classroom Inquiry Graduate Student Learning Community: Call for Applications. Graduate students are invited to develop, implement, and assess a classroom teaching innovation. Applications due Oct 14. Read More and Apply


  • Call for Applications (Due Oct 28): Talking About Teaching Graduate Student Learning Community. This learning community prepares graduate students to talk professionally about their teaching in multiple settings to various audiences. Read More and Apply


  • Mentoring Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students. Multiple dates and locations. The Graduate Mentoring Center is sponsoring three discussions on mentoring underrepresented minority graduate students, including conversations about roles, responsibilities, and strategies for helping students advance in their studies and career paths. Read More and Register


  • For Graduate Students and Postdocs: Connecting Research and Teaching. Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Redbud Room (IMU). Being able to bring our scholarly research into our classrooms is a necessary skill in higher education. Participants will hear two graduate student presenters describe how their research connects with their classroom content and practices. This event is perfect for graduate students and postdocs thinking about how to frame their research in a lesson plan, course proposal, teaching statement, or academic interview. Read More and Register


  • For Graduate Students: Talking About Diversity in Our Teaching. Thursday, October 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243). This session will help graduate student participants talk about how diversity is incorporated into their course materials and how they make space for the diverse experiences and perspectives of their students. We will look at examples of syllabi, teaching statements, and diversity statements to examine how classroom diversity, inclusion, and equity are represented. Participants are invited to bring examples of calls for diversity statements as well as their own drafts for discussion. Read More and Register


  • Plagiarism Prevention Strategies Workshop. Monday, October 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243). What can instructors do to discourage plagiarism? What resources and tools are available for instructors and students at IUB to promote original work? This workshop will provide instructors with best practices for preventing plagiarism in their classes. We will have presenters from several units including the Writing Program, IU Library, and the Office of Student Ethics. The last 30 minutes will be reserved for those who want feedback from the presenters on their own assignment. We also have a blog post at http://blogs.iu.edu/citl with some useful info for those who cannot attend the session. Read More and Register


  • CITL Brown-Bag: Teaching Hot Topics. Tuesday, October 25, 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243). As we approach the fall election, “hot topics” such as immigration, climate change, the rights of LGBTQ people, race and the “Black Lives Matter” movement, and the “war on terror” may arise during classroom discussions, whether you have prepared for them or not. How can you take advantage of these discussions as opportunities to advance students’ learning? In this brown bag session, we will talk about how to manage discussions of hot topics and share strategies for responding to unanticipated “hot moments” in the classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch to this informal session. Read More and Register


  • Microaggressions: Strategies to Address Slights in the Classroom. Friday, October 28, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243). In this brownbag session we will view videos and read case studies that articulate microaggressions in the classroom. We will also develop strategies to respond to microaggressions in our teaching practices. The session is appropriate for faculty and instructors in any field. Feel free to bring your own lunch. Read More and Register



Connecting Research and Teaching

October 12, 4 – 5:30 PM, Redbud Room, IMU

See examples and discuss how to frame research in a lesson plan, course proposal, teaching statement, or academic interview.


Talking about Diversity in our Teaching

October 20, 10 – 11:30 AM, Wells Library E243

Discuss how diversity is incorporated into course materials and how to make space for students’ diverse experiences and perspectives.


Microaggressions: Strategies to Address Slights in the Classroom

October 28, 12;15 – 1:15 PM, Wells Library E243

View videos and read case studies that articulate microaggressions, as well as develop strategies to respond to microaggressions.


Canvas: Assignments and Grading (Webinar)

November 1, 3 – 4 PM, connect.iu.edu/learncanvas or

December 14, 12 – 1 PM, connect.iu.edu/learncanvas

Learn how to use the Assignments tool and Grades tool and how they can be used to communicate with students.


Mock-Interviews: Earning a Teaching Positions

November 2, 4 – 5:30 PM, Redbud Room, IMU

Develop strategies to answer common interview questions and practice in an informal “speed-dating” style interview process.


SOTL Event: Self-Regulated Learning: Active Learning on the Inside

November 18, 12 – 1:30 PM, Georgian Room, IMU

Discuss how students benefit from practicing self-regulated learning and how it might be integrated into any course. Presentation by Linda B. Nilson (Clemson University).