In continued support of campus goals surrounding collaborative and active learning, the CITL coordinates the placement of classes into the following innovative teaching spaces, and is accepting applications to teach in these rooms during the Spring 2022 semester:
- The Collaboration Café (Cedar Hall AC C102) is designed to support discussion-based collaborative classes of up to 49 students.
- The Collaborative Learning Studio (Student Building 015) is an innovative classroom space that seats 96 students and leverages advanced technologies (including a video wall display) and a de-centered layout to meet these collaborative instructional goals.
In order to promote effective use of these unique classrooms, and to further our ongoing research agenda studying their impact on student learning and success, classes will be prioritized that meet combinations of the following criteria:
- Full-time faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and lecturers), or Associate Instructors with the sponsorship of their lead faculty members
- Clear plans for implementing collaborative, active learning approaches as central components of the class; Approaches used in SB 015 should effectively utilize the room’s technology to support these instructional strategies.
- For instructors new to these spaces, agreement to attend a course/activity design workshop (a combination of technical orientation and active-learning pedagogy workshop) and/or work with a consultant on the design of active learning strategies that best utilize the room’s capabilities
- Agreement to participate in research about the effectiveness of these spaces for enhancing active learning and student success (e.g., faculty and student surveys, observational studies, etc.).
- Classes that meet at least 75% of room capacity and use standard meeting times
- Special consideration may be given to instructors who are 1) redesigning courses to meet a specific instructional or curricular challenge (high DFW rates, differences in student success based on gender or ethnicity, etc.), and/or 2) actively studying the impact of new course designs on student learning. Applicants may also apply for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grants to support this work.
Faculty members wishing to teach in these classrooms should speak with their chairs and/or departmental scheduling officers in order to coordinate scheduling requests. Once the CITL has received applications and prioritized classes, we will provide that preferred list to the Registrar and inform faculty applicants of the results. Please note that in order to accommodate the greatest number of requests, we may contact individuals about adjusting class schedules if possible.
Generally speaking, courses will not be accepted (especially for SB 015) without faculty members assigned; exceptions may be made if 1) the course is specifically designed for heavy use of collaboration and active learning, and 2) the department agrees to require the eventual instructor to participate in course design activities/consulting.
In order to request placement in this classroom, please complete the form at http://go.iu.edu/2au2 by May 17, 2021, 8:00 a.m. Eastern. In order to do so, you will need the following information:
- Room requested (SB 015 or AC C102)
- Instructor’s name
- Course number (e.g., ENG-W 131) class number (for this section, provided by your scheduling officer)
- Meeting days and start/end times
- Class size:
- Course Plans: Please briefly describe your plans for using the classroom that match its design and technology, including relevant details of planned teaching approaches and class activities.
- Other Reasons: Please share any other relevant information that makes your class a good fit for this space, including any plans to formally study this course redesign’s impact on student learning and success.
- Indicate if you are willing to participate in research studies regarding these spaces.
- Applications for Spring 2022 are due by 8:00 a.m. on May 17th, 2021.
- If you are submitting requests for multiple sections, each one should be submitted separately by the form above.
- Applicants (or a delegate) should be available by email and/or phone the following few days in case of questions or the need to reschedule the course to fit the room schedule.
Questions about these rooms or this process? Contact Greg Siering at firstname.lastname@example.org.