The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer oversees and provides campus leadership for the academic enterprise at IUPUI. The mission of the Office of Academic Affairs is to create and support an environment that advances IUPUI's institutional mission of achieving international distinction in education, scholarship, and public service. The office provides leadership for continuous improvement in academic programs, faculty development, and, ultimately, student success.
This program will introduce participants to the emerging field of applied improvisation in teaching and learning with keynote, Katie Watson, JD, an award-winning assistant professor in the medical humanities and bioethics program of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Professor Watson is also an adjunct faculty member at the Second City Training Center. The theory and principles of applied improvisation have been found to be effective in facilitating critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and a sense of community. The fundamentals of improvisation--acceptance, spontaneity, and honesty--improve interpersonal skills and collaboration among educators and students alike. Come learn how improv can be used for more than comedy and begin developing strategies for how you might use improvisational techniques to invigorate your own teaching.
Amid controversies surrounding the team mascot and brand of the Washington Redskins in the National Football League and the use of mascots by K-12 schools, Americans demonstrate an expanding sensitivity to the pejorative use of references to Native Americans by sports organizations at all levels. Indian Spectacle explores the ways in which white, middle-class Americans have consumed narratives of masculinity, race, and collegiate athletics through the lens of Indian-themed athletic identities, mascots, and music. Drawing on a cross-section of American institutions of higher education, Guiliano investigates the role of sports mascots in the big business of twentieth-century American college football in order to connect mascotry to expressions of community identity, individual belonging, stereotyped imagery, and cultural hegemony. Guiliano recounts the history of the creation and spread of mascots and university identities as something bound up in the spectacle of halftime performance, the growth of collegiate competition, the influence of mass media, and how athletes, coaches, band members, spectators, university alumni, faculty and administrators, artists, writers, and members of local communities all have contributed to the dissemination of ideas of Indianness that is rarely rooted in native peoples actual lives.
This orientation is intended to help newly- or recently-hired associate faculty (also referred to as adjuncts and/or part-time faculty) know where to go for information about teaching and students, and about their role as an employee and a faculty member of IUPUI. The orientation will consist of short presentations and a Q&A period.
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The IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs oversees and provides campus leadership for the academic enterprise at IUPUI? The following colleges, schools, and academic support units comprise Academic Affairs at IUPUI.