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Welcome to the
Teaching Faculty Career Development Series - 2023

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The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) is partnering with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs (VPFAA) and the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) to offer the annual Teaching Faculty Career Development Series. This workshop series is designed to give teaching faculty (those who are not on the tenure track) opportunities to learn about career development, network with peers and colleagues, and engage in activities to plan their own career paths. All workshops are facilitated by teaching faculty, who offer their own insights and experiences about the process of setting and achieving long-term professional goals.

The workshops are open to all IUB instructors, regardless of rank. Faculty with teaching responsibilities, including lecturers, clinical faculty, professors of practice, academic specialists, research scientists, and adjuncts, are particularly encouraged to attend.

View past event webpages and agendas here: Career Development Series 2021 | Career Development Series 2020.
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Date, Day, & Time

Presentations listed in calender order.



DMAI and Portfolio Success

Thursday, January 12, 2023; Noon-1:30 PM

Margaret Lion (Senior Lecturer, Kinesiology)

Time to document your success. Questions answered, fears alleviated. This session will demonstrate techniques for documenting your best work in both the yearly Digital Measures – Activity Insight and your portfolio for your eDossier and promotion.

Watch Video: DMAI and Portfolio Success

Writing a Teaching Statement

Tuesday, January 17, 2023; 1:00pm-2:00pm

Cassandra Coble (Clinical Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) and Rachel Ryder (Senior Lecturer, Kinesiology)

Writing a statement of teaching philosophy can be a challenging task. What should be included in it? How should it be organized? This session will examine strategies for writing an effective Teaching Statement for annual reviews or teaching portfolios. Approaches and strategies for developing teaching statements will be discussed during this session, with a consideration of the various schools on campus.

Watch Video: Writing a Teaching Statement

Balancing Service and Teaching

Wednesday, January 18, 2023; 12:00-1:00pm

Olga Kalentizdou (Lecturer, Geography)

Balancing service and teaching is often a balancing act contingent on department, unit, or school policies. For teaching faculty, service is usually framed as an extension of one’s teaching and to support pedagogy. So, how do you build up service in support of your teaching? How much service is enough? What resources can you use? How do you find opportunities in your department, school, or campus? And how do you make an effective argument that your teaching and service are interconnected? The panelist will share her expertise and respond to questions from the audience.

Watch Video: Balancing Service and Teaching

Round Table with Teaching Professors


Wednesday, January 18, 2023; 2 - 3:30 PM


J Duncan (Teaching Professor, Informatics), K. Allen Davis (Teaching Professor, Spanish and Portuguese), Jill Robinson (Teaching Professor, Chemistry) and Lisa Thomassen (Teaching Professor, Psychology)

Join us for an open roundtable discussion about the process of applying to become a Teaching Professor. Participants from the College and the Professional Schools will share their experiences and sample documents such as Teaching Statements. We’ll discuss the process of finding letter writers and our most important takeaways in addition to pointing out common pitfalls and misunderstandings. Helpful tips will get you pointed in the right direction for success in this process. Whether you’re a Senior Lecturer or a brand new Lecturer, we’ll suggest things to help you succeed in your chosen career path.

Preparing a Teaching-Focused CV

Monday, Jan. 23, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Gabrielle Stecher, (Associate Director, Undergraduate Teaching, Lecturer, English)

When committees, departments, or awards panels ask for a teaching-focused CV, what exactly are they looking for? What is the difference between compiling a list of your teaching accomplishments and crafting a narrative that effectively portrays who you are as a teacher? Focusing on these central questions, this workshop will help you understand the teaching-focused CV as a genre and equip you with the tools and skills necessary for constructing your own CV.

Integrating Course Evaluation Open-Ended Responses into Your Teaching Portfolio


Friday, Feb. 3, 10:00-11:30am


Cody Kirkpatrick (Senior Lecturer, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and Katie Metz (Senior Lecturer, Accounting, Kelley School of Business)

The open-ended responses students provide on course evaluations can be a rich source of evidence for teaching excellence – if you know how to summarize them and identify useful trends. In this session led by Katie Metz (Accounting, Kelley School of Business) and Cody Kirkpatrick (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences), participants will learn how to sift through OCQ open-ended responses, and other informal open-ended evaluations, to identify themes that can be used to improve teaching and to document teaching excellence for dossiers and for annual review. This session is open to instructors of all ranks, promotion levels, and career paths.

Documenting Evidence of Student Learning


Friday, Feb. 17,  2:00 - 3:00pm  


Michael Morrone, (Teaching Professor, Kelley School of Business and Director, Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET))

 Indiana University’s resource “Identifying Pathways for Excellence in Teaching” states “While there are many important indicators of commitment to teaching excellence (e.g., professional development, teaching-related service, scholarship, etc.), direct evidence of student learning should remain the ultimate criterion for identifying excellence in teaching.” In this vein, when it’s time for promotion, we upload to our e-dossiers evidence of learning outcomes and our reflections on the evidence. Our evidence of learning outcomes allows us to demonstrate scholarly teaching, as we document our data about learning and use of those data to adjust our courses or pedagogical approaches, enabling students to learn most effectively. 

In this session, participants will explore possibilities for documenting student learning and have opportunity to begin a data-gathering project, which they can later complete and file in their e-dossiers for tenure and promotion under the Evidence of Student Learning Outcomes tab.

Engaging Students with Mental Health Issues


Friday, Feb. 24, 12 Noon Tammi Nelson, (Lecturer, IU School of Social Work) The stresses of college life can take a toll on students, and many instructors are sharing more frequent encounters with students with mental health issues. But it’s not always clear what instructors should know about mental health, and how they can help students in this situation while still making sound pedagogical choices. In this workshop, Tammi Nelson (Senior Lecturer, IU School of Social Work) will share some basic knowledge about mental health in college students, explain how to prepare to help a student experiencing a mental health issue, and provide some communication strategies to engage with students in this situation. Pedagogical issues, including managing class assignments and maintaining course rigor, will also be discussed.

Steering Committee for the Teaching Faculty Career Development Series - 2023:

With assistance and support from Lisa Kurz at the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL)

View past event webpages and agendas here: Career Development Series 2021 | Career Development Series 2020.