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Jan. 2013

Diversity Week:The Affordable Care Act and Its Effect on Patient Outcomes

Tuesday through Friday, January 22 – 25, 2013 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM | Wishard Memorial Hospital, Myers Auditorium

The eleventh annual IU School of Medicine Diversity Week offers a series of speakers over lunch on important issues facing diverse populations. All events take place in the Wishard Memorial Hospital Myers Auditorium and include lunch.

Tuesday, January  22
Leroi Hicks, MD, MPH


Wednesday, January 23
Eric Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD


Thursday, January 24
Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA


Friday, January 25
Alicia D.H. Monroe, MD


Promotion & Tenure Information Sessions

Each year, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development partners with the Office of Academic Administration and the school's Promotion & Tenure committee to offer a series of information sessions on the promotion and tenure process.

Wednesday, February 6
P&T General Overview


Thursday, February 7
Excellence in Service


Friday, February 8
Special Session for Women


Wednesday, February 27
Excellence in Education


Thursday, February 28
Excellence in Research


Nominations Sought for Trustee’s Teaching Awards

Nominations Due: Friday, February 1

Each year the Indiana University Board of Trustees recognizes faculty excellence in teaching through a program known as the Trustee Teaching Awards. Excellence in teaching is the primary factor for selection. We anticipate that approximately 48 outstanding IUSM teachers will receive the award this year. We need your help identifying IUSM’s best teachers. 

Please submit the names of eligible faculty you would like to nominate for this prestigious award online by Friday, February 1. When submitting your nomination, please be sure to include your university status (student, resident, fellow or faculty) and indicate the nominee’s department in addition to their name. You will also be asked to offer words of support for the nominee. Please take time to offer specific comments about why the faculty member is deserving of this recognition. Preference will be given to faculty who receive multiple nominations.

Nominate An Outstanding Teacher>>

New Faculty Breakfast

Tuesday, January 15 | 7:30 - 8:30 AM | Fairbanks Hall (FS) Room 1109

Please join us for an opportunity to meet Dean Brater and the Dean's Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development faculty and staff. This informal breakfast is to welcome new IUSM faculty hired between August 2012 and January 2013 and share information about resources and programs designed to support faculty.

LEARN MORE or register >>

Academy of Teaching Scholars Workshops

Faculty wishing to increase their teaching excellence can become members of the Academy and advance through the three tiers of development.
If you would like more information about the Academy, please email ofapd@iupui.edu or visit the Academy Homepage.

Oncourse Advanced Features
Tuesday, January 15 | 10:00 AM - Noon
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room

Are you comfortable with the basic Oncourse tools and ready to explore something new? If so, join this online workshop to discover other tools,
such as Site stats, Profile 2, Assignments 2, Blogs, and Turnitin that you might find to be helpful in your classes.

Register > >

Oncourse Tests and Surveys
Thursday, January 17 | 10:00 AM - Noon
University Library Room UL 1125M

Discover how to deliver rich online assessments with the new Oncourse Testing tool. This is a hands-on workshop and participants are encouraged to bring digital versions of or have access to their existing assessments for experimentation.

Register > >

Oncourse Gradebook
Wednesday, January 16 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room

Today’s students expect to have up-to-date access to information regarding their grades. This workshop will provide the basics of gradebook creation in Oncourse and attendees will have an opportunity to receive individual support.

Register > >

Delivering and Organizing Your Content in Oncourse
Friday, January 18 | Noon - 1:00 PM
Medical Research/Library Building (IB) Room 226

Do you have online content that you would like to deliver to your students? Attend this workshop to discover existing and new Oncourse tools that can not only help you deliver the content, but can provide an organizing structure around the content.

Register > >

*The Academy of Teaching Scholars workshops are a partnership with the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Faculty Opportunities

Mobile Computing in Medical Education Conference

The Indiana University School of Medicine will present the inaugural Mobile Computing in Medical Education Conference to be held in on May 31. This conference will focus on how to use mobile computing within medical education, focusing on use by medical students, residents and fellows, and faculty.

Online proposal submissions are being accepted until Thursday, January 31.


24th Annual Joseph Taylor Symposium – Call for Proposals

It Takes a City: Toward a Diverse and Humane Community
Wednesday, February 27 | IUPUI Campus Center

Students, faculty and staff, and members of the Indianapolis community are invited to submit abstracts that showcase community-engaged research, teaching, and learning. In addition to presenting their own work, faculty members are encouraged to integrate relevant poster projects into their classes to promote student submissions or to invite their students to participate on an individual basis.

Proposals are due by February 1, 2013

Submit a Proposal >>

Global Teaching and Learning Institute

Friday, March 1|8 AM – 4:30 PM | IUPUI Campus Center

Commitment to global learning must be shared broadly across campuses. This one-day institute is designed for the many constituents and campus allies that together pursue and support global teaching and learning.


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