Strategic Initiatives

The Forum NetworkIn December 2016, a task force met with the goal to reimagine how IUPUI can support advances in the work of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Recommendations from the task force included the creation of physical space to support learning, instruction, leadership, and innovation. The Faculty Forum will be that space and will be located adjacent to the Center for Teaching and Learning. It will help to satisfy faculty members’ need for community beyond the department or school and is designed to foster collaboration and creativity in the areas outlined by the task force.

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Experiential and Applied Learning Record: In the fall of 2015, IUPUI was selected as one of twelve institutions from across the country to participate in a Comprehensive Students Records project. The Registrar and Admissions Officer Professional Organization (AACRAO) along with the Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education organization (NASPA) partnered with the Lumina Foundation to coordinate the project. The goal of this project was to create a new record that provides a means for students to share what they've learned with others. 

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IUPUI+: In August 2017, a task force of faculty and staff was charged with examining the Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) to make sure that they continue to represent the knowledge, skills, values, and competencies that we aspire for our students to acquire during their time at IUPUI. Specifically, the task force was asked to:

  • Review the PULs in the context of the General Education curriculum as well as the mission and values of the IUPUI campus in 2017
  • Consider integrating the Principles of Co-Curricular Learning into the Principles of Undergraduate Learning
  • Engage the Campus Community
  • Complete the approval process with a vote by the IUPUI Faculty Council on or before May 1, 2018

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Course in Effective Teaching Practices: As we recruit and prepare to welcome new faculty to IUPUI, consider incorporating the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practices into your offer packages or as a recruitment incentive. The course recently has been featured in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning and has incorporated research from cognitive psychology and the learning sciences into the design of 25 online modules that span five domains. The course includes more than 180 brief instructional videos that help faculty to view and reflect upon examples of faculty teaching real students in real classrooms, augmented by expert commentary offered by researchers. While the course is still relatively new, a pilot study of its effectiveness suggests that faculty completing the course use more active learning techniques, connect better with their students, and help students to persist. Outcomes such as these are particularly important for supporting student learning and success at IUPUI – a cornerstone of our strategic plan. 

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