Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Learning Analytics Fellows, SOTL Grants, and more - CITL

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Friends List
The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, as part of the Learning Analytics Fellows Program, will provide individual funding for up to 10 instructors interested in exploring ways to use analytical data to improve student learning and success. Join Dennis Groth, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, on Wednesday, October 29, from 9-10:30 a.m. for an informational session about learning analytics and how to apply for a fellowship. Read More

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education is pleased to announce competitive funding for both individual and collaborative Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) projects on the IU Bloomington campus. The deadline for the next round of SOTL Grants is Friday, October 31, 2014. Read More

We hope you'll join us for one or more of the events listed below.

As always, feel free to contact the CITL for more information about our events calendar or teaching at


Scheduled Events

Canvas Grading Help
Wednesday, October 22, 1-2 p.m., CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243)
Do you need assistance with grading in Canvas? If so, sign up for one of the office hours with our consultants. You will meet with a consultant for an individual or small group consultation. (Please note: This is not a workshop.)

Open Classroom: See Clickers in Action
Thursday, October 23, 8-10:30 a.m., Rawles Hall 100
In Shabnam Kavousian’s Finite Mathematics class, 285 students solve problems and are assessed with “clicker” questions. Meet with Shabnam to find out how she holds students accountable for their problem-solving, what she has learned through clicker question design, and how she uses clickers to make critical thinking in mathematics clear to students. 

Canvas: A First Look
Friday, October 24, 10-11:30 a.m., Lindley Hall 023
Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to view and discuss the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings. (Please note: this is not a hands-on workshop.)

Meet the ACEs
Friday, October 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Bridgwaters Lounge
Find out what ACEs (Advocates for Community Engagement) can do to help ensure a smooth service-learning experience for you and your students. Please RSVP by Monday, October 13 at
Read More and RSVP

Canvas Next Steps: Add Assignments and Create Your Syllabus
Friday, October 24, 1:30-3 p.m., Lindley Hall 023
Join CITL consultant Cordah Robinson for this hands-on Next Steps workshop exploring Canvas's dynamic, integrated Assignments and Syllabus tools. Bring your syllabus in electronic format, and an assignment.

Call for Participation in IUB Learning Analytics Fellows Program
Wednesday, October 29, 9-10:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243)
This fall, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education will provide funding for up to 10 instructors interested in exploring ways to use analytical data to improve student learning and success. Come join Dennis Groth, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, to find out more about learning analytics and how to apply for one of these fellowships.
Read More and Register

Canvas: A First Look (online delivery)
Wednesday, October 29, 11-11:50 a.m.,
In this webinar, jointly presented by the CITL and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how Canvas’ tool-based interactivity influences how courses are set up.

Service-Learning Coffee Hour: Building and Maintaining Service-Learning Partnerships
Thursday, October 30, 9:30-11 a.m. La Casa (715 E. 7th Street)
Faculty members, graduate students, and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion about how to build and maintain service-learning partnerships that benefit both students and the community partner agencies. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 22 to
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Upcoming Asian Culture Center Events

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ACC Events

Over a Cup of Tea presents: Growing Up Asian in the Midwest
Student panelists, born and raised in the Midwest, will discuss their experiences as an underrepresented group in their towns.  How different are their experiences from yours? Come and find out by joining the discussion. 
DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
TIME: 7pm – 8pm
VENUE: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Cooking Demo #2: “Street Food Culture: Philippines”
In partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences Themester 2014: “Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science.”
What can street food tell us about a country and its people? Is food the most enlightening and interactive way to experience a new culture? Food utilizes all the senses and may be the most enjoyable primary source of information about a culture. Join us as we taste and talk about street food from the Philippines.
DATE: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
TIME: 5pm – 6pm
VENUE: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Please let us know you are coming by RSVPing to

CollaborAsian: Annual Student Leadership Retreat 2014
In partnership with CLDC Community Leadership & Development Center
Looking for ways to collaborate with Asian and Asian-American student groups on campus?  Or maybe just looking for the opportunity to reenergize or hone your leadership skills?  Join us at the Asian Culture Center for our annual student leadership retreat, including workshops, training, and social activities.  This is a perfect opportunity to network and develop relationships within, and across, student groups on campus, and build strength in numbers.  
DATE: Sunday, Oct. 26
TIME: 12pm – 5pm
VENUE: Asian Culture Center, 807 E 10th St.
To sign up or for more information, please email Sarah Moon at

ACC News & Weekly Events
Language Class Updates:
Korean beginners class in cancelled Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5:15-6:15 pm.
Mahjong is cancelled Friday, Oct. 24. 

Peer Support Service: Science, English Conversation, Mentoring
A FREE mentoring service to IU students led by peer mentors.  Peer mentors will provide advice, support, attention, and kindness to students who would like some guidance with cultural adjustment, campus life, and schoolwork. Student volunteers come from diverse academic disciplines. These one-on-one meetings may also be an opportunity for students to practice conversational English and meet new friends.  Walk-ins are welcome.  No appointments needed.
General Subjects, English Conversation, Mentoring
Monday:  9am – 8pm
Tuesday:  9am – 2pm; 3pm – 6pm (no tutor 10 – 10:30 from Oct. 20 onwards)
Wednesday:  9am – 8pm
Thursday:  10:30am – 1pm; 2pm – 8pm
Friday:  9:30am – 4:30pm
Science and Anatomy (organic chemistry C117, C127, C341; Anatomy A215)
Sundays and Mondays, 4pm - 6pm
Check the Academic Support Center website at for the latest information and updates on possible time and subject changes.

ACC Weekly Events
Henna: Mondays, 5pm – 6pm
Asian Games: Fridays, Mahjong: 2pm; Go Game: 4pm - 7pm
Calligraphy: Fridays, 5pm - 6:30pm 

Campus and Community Events
“Conceptualizing a Relational Approach to Diaspora and Diaspora Engagement”
Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) speaker series: Carolin Fischer
Carolin Fischer is pursuing a DPhil (Ph.D.) in Development Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development. In her research she explores how Afghans based in Germany and Britain relate to social change, conflict, and development in Afghanistan. Carolin’s areas of interest are processes of diaspora formation and diaspora–home country relations. She approaches these topics from a sociological perspective focusing on relationality, intra- and inter-group boundaries, and relations between structure and agency. Past research has investigated the peace-promoting efforts of diaspora communities in homeland conflict focusing on activities of Afghan communities in Germany.
DATE: Thursday, Oct. 23rd
TIME: 2:30pm
VENUE: Schuessler Institute for Social Research, Room 100

East Asian Colloquium: Shuhan Wang (President, ELE Consulting International)
Going Global: Development, Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese as a World Language in the United States
Since the 1950s, Chinese has been taught in the United States as a foreign language, with only modest enrollment numbers and few established programs nationwide. In recent years, the Chinese language field has evolved in step with educational, social, political, and economic developments, fortified by increasing global consciousness in the United States. From 2004 to 2014, the Chinese language field has experienced an unprecedented boom. What does the landscape of the Chinese language field look like in 2014? What factors have stimulated its growth, and what challenges remain? What are the infrastructural needs for supporting the quality, sustainability, and continued growth of the field? Dr. Wang will highlight progress made in the Chinese language field in the United States over the past decade, analyze issues associated with its expansion, and explore promising opportunities to build a robust Chinese learning and teaching environment.
DATE: Friday, October 24
TIME: 12:00PM-1:15PM
VENUE: Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

OASIS - Cultural Exchange about Traditions and Holidays
Halloween, Thanksgiving, April Fool’s Day, the list goes on! Are you curious about US traditions around holidays? In our next OASIS-International session, you will have the chance to talk about various traditions and holidays. Come share about YOUR own cultural traditions and holidays for a fun cultural exchange! Feel free to bring a friend. Free snacks will be included!
DATE: Thursday, Oct. 30
Time: 6pm-7:30pm  
Venue: School of Education Room 1006

“Narrating Relations; Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing”
Dr. Jessica Bardill, Department of English, East Carolina University
Sponsored by First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC), IUB Department of History, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Mathers Museum of World Cultures
DATE: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
TIME: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
VENUE: Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Avenue
Reception to follow lecture:
TIME: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
VENUE: First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, 712 E 8th Street

Indiana University 4th Annual Traditional Powwow
Featuring Battle River Singers, Wisconsin Dells, Ho Chunk Station, and Emcee Terry Fiddler. Multiple Vendors of Native American arts and crafts. Free and Open to public. All are welcome!
DATE: Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2
LOCATION: IMU - Alumni Hall
TIME:    Doors 11am Saturday & Sunday
Grand Entries: 1pm & 7:30pm Saturday
Grand Entry: 1pm Sunday

Chinese Calligraphy Club - Suzhou
The topic of this workshop is taste of Suzhou - a paradise city of China. We will introduce attractions, background and food of Suzhou. Also, we will provide a delicious dish - Boiled Rice Wine Meat Dumpling for you to taste. The basic stroke to learn is right-falling stroke. All levels welcome, no language barrier and all supplies are free to use.
DATE: Friday, Oct. 31
TIME: 3pm – 5pm
VENUE: Union Street C002 Cedar Hall

China Philanthropy Summit
The Summit brings together over 30 top experts and philanthropists to examine the state of philanthropy in China today and consider how to build on this progress in the future.  Scholars from U.S. and Chinese universities and institutions will present their latest findings from 13 research projects, and roundtable discussions will feature seasoned American and Chinese philanthropists.  Free and open to the public but please register at
DATE: Friday, Oct. 31 – Saturday, Nov. 1
VENUE: Hine Hall, IUPUI, 850 West Michigan St., Indianapolis

Hungry for Success? 5 Steps to Finding a Career You’ll Love
A program of the Career Development Center
Modeling the first 5 steps in the career development process, exploratory students will have an opportunity to interact with representatives from the CDC, University Division, Cox Scholars, student leaders across campus, and industry professionals.
DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 5
TIME: 5:30pm – 8pm
VENUE: Tree Suites, IMU

Chinese Students Growth Group
Group is offered in Mandarin Chinese to provide a safe environment for students to share their experiences regarding their transitions in their cross-national journey.  Topics that we may cover include but are not limited to interpersonal relationships, coping strategies, career planning, etc. If interested, fill out survey at
DATE: Mondays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17, offered weekly for 10 sessions
TIME: approx. 90 minutes
VENUE: Center for Human Growth, 201 N. Rose Ave., 0001
CONTACT: Lei Wang at or Shitao Chen at

Kelley Without Borders
KWOB strives to foster connections between international and domestic students by pairing international and domestic students.  The organization helps students learn about international business etiquette and overcome language and culture barriers.  Students from any academic, ethnic, or social background may join. 
Interested?  Just fill out the survey:
Or contact: or

employment, Internship & Scholarship Opportunities
Joon Park Student Leadership Experience Scholarship Award
The successful candidate will receive a scholarship award of $1000.00. The JPSLE Award exists to provide an IUB undergraduate student the opportunity to attend a conference or workshop focused on community engagement, community advocacy, and/or professional development. Special preference will be given to an undergraduate student who will present his/her work at a conference, or who has shown leadership experience on campus.  There will be one recipient each academic year.  Applicants must complete the IU Joon Park Student Leadership Experience Scholarship application form available at the IU Asian Culture Center or online at  Along with this form, the applicant must also submit the following information to IU Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47401.  Students who wish to be considered must submit their application on or before December 1, 2014.   The award is valid for a conference or workshop taking place in the 2015 calendar year (January 1 – December 31, 2015).  If interested, please email for more details.

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