Purdue’s Brightspace team announces a call for proposals and grant opportunities for instructors and staff at West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Northwest, and Global to explore…
Brightspace Innovation Program announces grant opportunities for PWL, PFW, PNW, Global instructors, staff
Purdue’s Brightspace team announces a call for proposals and grant opportunities for instructors and staff at West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Northwest, and Global to explore Brightspace teaching and learning ideas.
The program is seeking innovative research proposals that leverage Brightspace to promote high-quality instruction, improve outcomes for instructors/students, or foster other new and emerging approaches to teaching. Proposals can span a broad spectrum of innovative teaching and learning projects but should include Brightspace as an integral feature of the project. Proposals might include, but are not limited to projects that:
focus on the exploration of truly new ideas and concepts
demonstrate the potential for using Brightspace features and functionality to enhance the learning experience of students
test new Brightspace features to determine how or when they can be most effective
use emerging pedagogies within Brightspace
involve active learning in new learning spaces on campus or in a digital environment
promote online education including digital experiential learning (e.g., virtual labs)
lead to widespread adoption of existing Brightspace features and functionality
use student data in Brightspace to enhance student success and retention
The Program will have a budget of $25,000 for FY 2023. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to the full $25,000 and be effective for up to two years. Selection criteria include the use of Brightspace, innovation in instruction, measures and analytics to determine and assess outcomes, feasibility and timeline, sustainability, transferability to other courses/units/campuses, and scope of the potential impact. Special consideration and higher value awards will be given to proposals that contain cross-campus collaboration.
Project costs can include summer salary support for AY faculty and staff as well as overload support for faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate wages. Funding will not support other faculty and staff salary costs, equipment replacement, online course redesign or remodeling of space. Proposals are due Fri., Nov. 11, 2022. Visit the Purdue Brightspace website for more information about the program, including how to apply.
The Innovative Learning Team at West Lafayette, the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Instructional Technology at Purdue Northwest, and the Purdue Fort…
Grading, quizzing, inclusive curricula among October instructional workshops
The Innovative Learning Team at West Lafayette, the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Instructional Technology at Purdue Northwest, and the Purdue Fort Wayne Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) offer several workshops and sessions in October to help instructors with grading, mid-term grades, quizzes, and inclusive curricula.
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Register by clicking on the session heading or go to the calendar view for the entire month. So Fast It’s Scary: Grading with Gradescope Thu., Oct. 6, 10-11 a.m. ET Are you being haunted by grading free-response questions, diagrams, mathematical problem sets, and other traditionally paper-based assessments? Spooked by artificial intelligence and rigid rubrics? Pick up some tricks for efficient, flexible options in Gradescope and treat your students to better feedback.
Brightspace Quiz Creation & Submission Views Wed., Oct 5, 10-11 a.m. ET This workshop will first show you how to create a quiz in Brightspace, various quiz question types and key quiz settings. The session will also cover how to display quiz results and feedback to students with submission views.
Using Student Feedback & Performance Data to Enhance Teaching Wed., Oct. 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET Join this session for guidance on interpreting and using student data to enhance learning experiences and outcomes. We will show you how to collect and triangulate student feedback and performance data to make informed and meaningful adjustments in your course. Various services and resources will also be identified to help you address teaching and learning concerns.
Rethinking the Syllabus to Increase Student Engagement Wed., Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-12 noon ET Your syllabus is usually your first opportunity to communicate your teaching beliefs and course expectations with your students. In this workshop, we will discuss the best practices for developing a learner-centered syllabus that fosters academic success, increases student engagement, and creates an effective learning environment.
Midterm Grade Submit Tues., Oct. 18, 10-10:30 a.m. CT, virtual Need a review on how to submit Midterm Grades using the Grade Submit tool from Brightspace? Join The Office of Instructional Technology over Zoom (linked) for a quick review. Visit the additional grades resources for more help.
Foundational Technology for Faculty Ongoing Explore the core components of instructional technology in the Foundational Faculty Training module in the PNW Brightspace Instructor Training Course. These self-paced topics include: creating Brightspace content and communication, flexibility in modality, grading, and using activities. Earn a badge for each completed area. This module is part of a series of competencies created for you by the Office of Instructional Technology. Look for our upcoming functional faculty training module that takes a deeper dive into technology tools supported at PNW.
Fall 2022 Pedagogy Circle meeting – “Towards Inclusive Curricula: Succeeding Despite Challenges” Wed., Oct. 5, 3:30-5 p.m. CT, virtual Co-sponsored by the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics and the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Pedagogy Circle is a forum where faculty gather to discuss what they love most – issues and problems relevant to teaching practices. Participants bring valuable insights and input to these meetings, but also benefit – through discussion, shared teaching tips, etc.
Writing Retreat Wed., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CT Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) 100, 7150 Indianapolis Blvd. A writing retreat provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a research goal. There will be no planned programming, instead it will be a time for you to focus on your research/writing goals and hopefully be very productive! The Writing Retreat is in-person and virtual.
Work Sprints Tues., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-12 noon CT Fri., Oct. 7, 12 noon-2 p.m. CT Thurs., Oct. 13, 9-11 a.m. CT Fri., Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m. CT Mon., Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m. CT Wed., Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m. CT Tues., Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m. CT Wed., Oct. 26, 9-11 a.m. CT A Work Sprint provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a task-specific goal. Attend any or all sessions. These are virtual meetings.
Purdue Fort Wayne: Teaching-related questions should be directed to PFW’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at firstname.lastname@example.org, 260-481-6354, or CELT’s website for resources and to request one on one consultations. Technical support questions should be directed to PFW’s IT Services Help Desk email@example.com or 260-481-6030.
Purdue West Lafayette instructors, teaching assistants, staff, and students are invited to join the Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (TLCoP) for its online fall…
TLCoP fall 2022 focuses on teaching writing across disciplines, begins Sept. 12
Purdue West Lafayette instructors, teaching assistants, staff, and students are invited to join the Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (TLCoP) for its online fall sessions exploring the unique affordances of teaching writing across a wide range of disciplines at Purdue.
The first session Monday, Sept. 12, 3-4 p.m., will focus on Writing for student engagement. It will feature several instructors who purposefully integrate writing to deepen learning—rather than only as a tool for assessment. This session provides a space for participants to engage in open discussion about practices with other instructors across a range of disciplines on campus.
Professors David Atkinson (History), Jennifer Foray (History), and Charlie Catalano (Communication), will share their perspectives, insights, and practical examples about why and how they strategically use writing to support student engagement and learning in their courses. Participants will share their intentions for teaching writing in their contexts, how our students experience writing in their courses and future professional endeavors, and practical assessment and activity ideas to help our students achieve course learning goals.
Session 2, Monday, Oct. 24, 3-4 p.m., addressesWriting feedback & assessment and the practical ways that instructors can assess writing assignments and activities. Professors Lindsay Hamm (Sociology) and Amy Sheehan (Pharmacy) will share their practices and the technologies they leverage for assessing writing assignments. In this session, participants will have opportunities to examine some of the challenges associated with assessing writing, explore new approaches based on the insights and practices of other participants, and brainstorm efficient and effective strategies for assessing writing for their contexts.
Further details on a November session will be available soon.
All TLCoP sessions during the fall 2022 semester will be held online via Zoom, so please register for each. Further details on the community of practice and other TLCoP sessions this semester are available on the TLCoP website.
TLCoP is part of the Innovative Learning hub approach to connect PWL instructors to the resources they need to engage students, develop courses in any instructional modality, and enhance learning across the University. Members include the Center for Instructional Excellence, Libraries and the School of Information Studies, Purdue Online and Teaching and Learning Technologies. To learn more, visit www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning or email InnovativeLearningTeam@purdue.edu.
Purdue Fort Wayne faculty and staff who are interested in similar topics, can reach out to CELT, firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss upcoming workshops, specialized workshops, one-on-one course and learning activity development sessions, and certificate opportunities.
Purdue Northwest faculty and staff may direct teaching-related questions to the Center for Faculty Excellence at email@example.com, 219-989-8328, or CFE’s website. Technical support questions should be directed to The Office of Instructional Technology by email firstname.lastname@example.org orOIT’s website or through their Virtual Help Desk.
Purdue Global faculty may direct teaching-related questions to email@example.com. Technical support questions should be directed to TechSupport@purdueglobal.edu or 866-522-7747 (toll-free).