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Upcoming Events

Changing Classroom Conference

March 18-21, 2013

Michael Wesch, a nationally known professor who studies the issues students face when learning in today's classroom, will give a talk and conduct a question-and-answer session March 18 at Purdue at 9:30 am in Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Register here.


Thursday March 21 - IMPACT Symposium

8:00 am - 5:00 pm - IMPACT Changing Classroom Conference (STEW)

The Changing Classroom Conference will feature past and current IMPACT faculty fellows presenting the redesign work they have been doing, and how the transformation changed the way they teach and students learn. The all-day event includes poster sessions, concurrent sessions, and presentations.  The luncheon will feature Purdue Provost Dr. Tim Sands as keynote speaker, and is open for registration to attendees of both conferences. 

8:00 am - 11:00 am - IMPACT Poster Session (Ballroom STEW 302 and 306)
8:30 am - 10:30 am - Concurrent Presentations

11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch for Transformations and Changing Classroom Conferences (Opening lunch keynote Tim Sands. Closing speakers - students who took IMPACT classes as well as a few innovative examples from faculty). Registration required.

1:30 - Black and Gold enCORE players
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Concurrent Presentation
2:00 - 3:00 - Concurrent Presentations
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Poster Session

Detailed Schedule

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Spring 2013 Spring Sessions

IMPACT FLC Spring cohort sessions are held Wednesdays and Thursdays. Content is available via Blackboard Learn.


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Fall 2012 Cohort Kick-off

The start date for the Fall 2012 Cohort was August 14,2012 in STEW 322.

Guest Speaker: Bob Beichner
Physics Professor from North Carolina State University

Bob Beichner On February 17, 2012

Bob Beichner, a professor in the Physics Department at NC State University, has been invited to Purdue as guest speaker to discuss innovative teaching. These include STEM, the SCALE-UP design, and assessment of classrooms.

IMPACT aims to change the way key large enrollment classes are taught. Also sponsoring the forum is the Teaching Academy at Purdue, which consists of peer-selected faculty members who strive to increase the effectiveness of all faculty at the University.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Public Forum in STEW 214ABC(9:30AM - 11:30AM) - Register Now!


  • Overview of Designs
  • STEM
  • Specifics on approaches
  • Research elements on success and assessment elements
  • SCALE-UP: Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies
  • Assessment measurement

Links to more information about Bob Beichner:

Dr. John Squires
Department Head, Mathematics, Chattanooga State Community College

John Squires

John Squires is the math department head at Chattanooga State Community College, where he has implemented course redesign throughout the curriculum. He served as the 2010 Cross Scholar for the League of Innovation and wrote the 13th Cross Paper, which focuses on course redesign. As an NCAT Redesign Scholar, he has worked with colleges, universities, and high schools around the nation on using technology to improve student learning. Prior to Chattanooga State, John was the math chair at Cleveland State Community College, and was the architect of the course redesign project in the math department. John’s work has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Informational Sessions 10/12/11: in the Krannert Auditorium

An Overview of Course Redesign

Case Studies - Emporium Model

  • Principles
  • Models and Examples
  • Learning Theory
  • Q&A / Discussion Throughout
  • Chattanooga State and Cleveland State
  • Studies on Course Redesign / Potential Impact on STEM
  • John Squires’ Experience in Course Redesign
  • Q&A / Discussion Throughout


Links to more information about John Squires:

Important Callout Dates for the 2nd Cohort

CIE’s first fall workshop in its Series II will address IMPACT and serve as a callout for faculty interested in joining the next course redesign cohort. It will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 8 in Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B848. To register, go to www.purdue.edu/cie/workshop/college-teaching-workshops-series-2.html and click on the event title

In addition, we will hold a Q/A session in room iLab G959 at 10:00am - 11:00am, where faculty are invited to join us and address their questions and our IMPACT panel will respond to their questions about this program.




Issue Call


September 8th

Showcases / Presentations for Interested (and Targeted) Faculty


September 8th – November 15th



November 15



November 30



January 4

FLC Sessions/Workshops


Spring Term 2012

Develop / Revise Course


Summer Term 2012

Offer Course / Assessment of Course


Fall Term 2012

Workshops Available on IMPACT and 2012-2013 Application Process

Pre-application workshops are being offered to help you discover what the IMPACT Faculty Fellows program can offer you. During the sessions, you will learn about the program, faculty will showcase their redesigned courses from the first year, and an overview of the redesign process and support will be featured. [Please register by clicking on Topics below]

Session Topics



Great Expectations


12:00PM-1:00PM Session; 1:00-1:30 Q&A

Great Expectations (Repeat)


1:30PM-2:30PM Session; 2:30-3:00PM Q&A

A compass and a map - Re-design Process


12:00PM-1:00PM Session;1:00-1:30 Q&A

The Plus Side of Active Learning  


1:30PM-2:30PM Session; 2:30-3:00PM Q&A

Transforming Education: From Innovation to Implementation

October 10-12, 2011

Join us this fall for an international conference at the Purdue University campus focused on developing strategies for the effective transition of STEM educational research to classroom practice across higher education. Conference participants will contribute in real-time, through online collaboration, to a working position paper on effective practices for transforming education. Read More >>