The E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching brings the Indiana higher education community together to explore the tools and techniques that encourage student learning. The symposium offers an opportunity to discuss current trends and issues in teaching and seeks to foster collaboration across disciplinary and institutional lines.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

IUPUI Campus Center

Dr. Jillian Kinzie
Keynote Speaker

Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute, IU Bloomington School of Education

High-Impact Practices to Promote Student Learning and Success: Considerations for Effectiveness, Quality, and Equity

High-impact practices (HIPs), such as learning communities, undergraduate research and service learning, demonstrably enhance student engagement and success. IUPUI’s RISE program exemplifies an institutional approach to ensuring access to HIPs. Yet, while research shows participation in HIPs benefits all students, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, not all students participate. Even more, HIPs can vary in quality and may lack the curricular integration that facilitates a collective impact on student learning and success. This session will highlight what makes HIPs effective and feature strategies for ensuring more students can take part. We will also discuss how to ensure quality by considering the six common elements across the practices that—when employed—make the practices high impact.

Rob Elliott
Plenary Speaker

Lecturer in Computer and Information Technology, School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

Every Classroom is a Laboratory 

Too often our classes fall into rote patterns of dissemination and response between faculty and students. Occasional pedagogical novelties may be introduced, but innovation often becomes stunted due to bureaucracy and, frankly, habit. This talk will encourage participants to transform their classrooms into centers of inquiry, exploration, and experimentation where students can build personal investment into their learning. By providing a safe space for students to learn by trial-and-error, faculty can lead students to see the “big picture” and make connections that will reinforce the course and curriculum as a whole.


Hear about your colleagues’ latest teaching techniques and how they are measuring their success.

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Discover innovative pedagogical research and practice, and discuss them with presenters one-on-one.

Learn more about the posters


See ePortfolios created by IUPUI students and talk with them about their work.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, Office of Academic Affairs, Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), ePortfolio Initiative, Gateway to Graduation Program, and University College Themed Learning Communities.

IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning

The Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching is one of IUPUI's oldest public events, dating from the years of IUPUI's inception. Named in honor of Edward C. Moore, former dean of the faculties, the symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage student learning.