Now that we are all settled into the semester a bit, I want to offer a slightly-belated welcome back… both to the semester and our CITL blog.
We in the CITL have been working on ways we can support the IUB2030 strategic plan, particularly those sections that are aligned closely with our work—evidence-based teaching, inclusive teaching, and engaged/experiential learning. As you look for ways to work on this campus priorities, we have your back. You will hear more from us in the coming months about programs to highlight our work in these areas, but I want to preview three programs coming this fall you should get on your calendars now.
- On October 6th, we will host our annual Teaching Faculty Symposium, which will feature teaching faculty who are using evidence-based active learning strategies, or evidence-based inclusive teaching strategies to enhance their students’ learning. Watch our CITL Friends newsletter for registration information, due out soon.
- As part of that October 6 symposium and our year-long SoTL speaker series, we are welcoming Claudia Cornejo Happel (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) to talk about “Navigating Evidence-Based Teaching: From Research to Application.” That morning, just prior to the Symposium sessions, Dr. Cornejo Happel will also offer a SoTL Workshop, “Who Tells Your Story? Reflection and Agency in Documenting Teaching Effectiveness.”
- On October 13, our partners in FACET are hosting an Equity Summit on Teaching and Learning, designed to inspire and teach our colleagues how to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and diversity elements into their courses. Registration details will be coming soon.
If you haven’t been following our blog over the summer, I invite you to go back and check out a few of our key posts that addressed these topics:
- Supporting Mental Health in the College Classroom
- Rejecting the Deficit Model in the Classroom
- Teaching Positive Academic Habits before Class
- Creating a Warmer and More Inclusive Syllabus
We are looking forward to an exciting year of working on these campus priorities, and to working with you. As always, let us know what you are up to, and how we can support your work on providing IU students with an outstanding educational experience.