ICAP Convocation, Spring 2020

Here are the materials for our January 10 Convocation in Grissom Hall.

All of the assessment materials shared have been added to our November blog post, and will be integrated into the new ICAP web site as well.

Rubric Roundtable Part 2: Design

As a follow up to the rubric roundtable at fall convocation, Libby Chernouski, Lauren Mallet, and Allegra Smith facilitated a workshop centered on rubric design. Building on the first workshop, the facilitators provided a brief overview of rubric research and rubric types before moving into a series of guided questions and considerations for instructors hoping to use rubrics for pedagogical purposes.

You can find rubric templates, handouts, and slides for both part one and part two of the workshop series in the Rubrics Roundtable Google drive folder. If you would like to talk with a facilitator regarding rubric design and development, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

This week’s workshop will feature ICaP technology mentors Dee McCormick and Kristyn Childres, who will demonstrate how to integrate rubrics into Blackboard Learn. Join us on October 23 at noon in PHYS 026!

Fall Undergraduate Research Expo

Encourage your students to submit to or attend the Fall Expo! The Fall Undergraduate Research Expo is an interdisciplinary, low-stakes research conference for undergraduate students at Purdue organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Students in all disciplines and at all years of study are encouraged to submit their research or creative work as either an oral or poster presentation.

Photo credit: Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference

Fall Undergraduate Research Expo
Date: November 18
Oral Presentations: 8:30-11:30am, STEW 214
Poster Symposium: 1:30-3:30pm, PMU Ballrooms

Submitting: To be considered, students must submit an abstract through a Qualtrics form, which can be found on the Fall Expo webpage. It is helpful if you walk through the application with your students, who should list you as their research mentor. There is no submission category specifically for students in Engl. 106/108.

Submission Deadline: October 29, 11:59pm

You may also view a PDF version of the Qualtrics application form.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to see other undergraduates share their work. If you have students who are considering submitting for the Spring conference, encourage them to attend the Fall Expo.

Research Workshops

The OUR is offering the following workshops for undergraduates to help prepare them to conduct and present research. Encourage your students to attend* even if they do not plan to present this fall! Bringing a laptop to sessions is encouraged. For more information on the workshop series, visit the OUR website.

A schedule of fall workshops offered by the OUR. Upcoming workshops described in text content on webpage.

Oct. 15 – Where to Start to Be an Undergraduate Researcher – HIKS G980D | 4:30-5:30pm

Undergrads interested in getting started in research will learn what researchers are seeking, how they can approach potential research mentors, and what they need to do to prepare.

Oct. 29 – How to Leverage and Market Your Research Experience – HIKS G980D | 4:30-5:30pm

Similar to other experiences you may have, marketing your research experience to graduate school programs or employers for full-time positions or additional opportunities is critical.

Nov. 5 – Present Your Research: Oral Presentations – HCRS 1066 | 12-1PM

Available for those who will be presenting their work in an oral presentation at the Fall Expo or other venues such as courses or off-campus conferences. Fall Expo participants who indicated they wanted to deliver an oral presentation are encouraged to attend, but it is open to everyone. Attendees must RSVP via the Qualtrics survey since lunch is provided.

Nov. 5 – Present Your Research: Posters – HIKS G980D | 4:30-5:30pm

Novice and expert poster designers are invited to learn poster best practices in anticipation for the Fall Expo. Those who plan to present a poster are encouraged to attend.

Nov. 12 – Poster Work Day – Preparing for the Purdue Fall Undergraduate Research Expo – HIKS G980D | 4:30-5:30pm

Poster presenters for Purdue’s conferences and off-campus conferences are encouraged to bring a draft of their poster to the session to ask questions and receive feedback from peers and session presenters.

*If you require attendance at any of these workshops as a form of extra credit or in place of a class period, please let us know so that we can provide expected attendance numbers to the OUR.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know: Libby Chernouski, lchernou@purdue.edu

Selected professionalization workshops, Fall 2019

We would like to draw your attention to several opportunities for professional development this semester. As part of our ongoing effort to support instructor professionalization, we have identified several workshops that may be of particular interest. If you currently teach or are interested in teaching with ICaP, we encourage you to attend the following workshops offered by ICaP, the Dept. of English, and the Graduate Student English Association this September and October:

Professional Website Building: Sept. 25, 9:30-10:20, WALC 3084, ICaP Technology Mentors

A poster advertising a website workshop hosted by ICaP technology mentors on Sept. 25, 2019. Features a header image of an individual wearing glasses and a dark background.

Dee McCormick and Kristyn Childres will help you launch or polish your professional website in this workshop. Prepare your online presence for job seeking and those inevitable Google searches! In addition, the technology mentors can answer questions regarding digital teaching portfolios. Students, staff, and faculty encouraged to join.

Interviewing: October 9th, 12:00-1:30, HEAV 320, Dept. of English

Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Powell, and ICaP director Dr. Dilger are hosting a workshop on academic interviewing as part of their annual job committee workshop series. Learn the dos and don’ts and what to expect on the job search.

CV + Resume Workshop: October 15th, 3:30-4:30, SC 246, GradSEA

A short panel discussion and Q&A about CVs and resumes followed by a workshop period to work on these materials. From 3:30-4pm we will have Bradley Dilger, Tony Bushner, and Jennifer Loyd offer advice and discuss models of CVs and resumes. From 4-4:30pm we will have our workshop portion of the event in which our leads will assist attendees with questions as they work on their own CVs and resumes. Please bring a draft of your CV and/or resume made accessible.

Rubrics Roundtable Part 2: October 16th, 12:00-1:00, HEAV 208, ICaP

Join Lauren Mallett and Libby Chernouski for our second workshop on using rubrics. Last time we discussed types of rubrics and their applications. In this session, we will focus on the process of creating, revising, and implementing rubrics. You are encouraged to bring your existing rubrics, assignment sheets, and student drafts with you to this workshop.
You can view the materials covered in the first workshop.

Rubrics in Blackboard: October 23, 12:00-1:00pm, PHYS 026, ICaP Technology Mentors

In this workshop, Dee McCormick and Kristyn Childres will walk you through creating and assessing with a rubric in your Blackboard course. You will leave with a functional rubric! Please bring an existing rubric to translate into Blackboard.

Campus Visits & Negotiations: November 6, 12:00-1:30, HEAV 320

Dr. Powell and Dr. Dilger will discuss what to expect during campus visits and while negotiating an academic job offer.

Website Workshop: November 25, 12:00-3:00, HEAV 205, ICaP Technology Mentors

Dee McCormick and Kristyn Childres will be available in the 2nd floor grad lab to assist you with all your website needs. Learn from their expertise and create a polished, professional website! Bring a laptop or use one of the computers in the lab.

Workshop Spotlights

The following professionalization workshops are being offered around campus. Please note that these workshops will require registration. Visit the Graduate School’s workshop directory to register and to browse additional workshops in research and professionalization.

CCO: Center for Career Opportunities
GS: Graduate School

Workshop Date Time Host Location
Interviewing Skills—Fundamentals 9/24 5:00 PM CCO RAWL 2070
Interviewing Skills—Advanced 9/26 5:00 PM CCO RAWL 2070
Negotiation Skills 9/30 5:00 PM CCO RAWL 2070
Classroom Accessibility 10/7 9:00 AM GS WALC 3132
Preparing a Teaching Demonstration
for the Academic Interview
10/7 10:10 AM GS WALC 2088
Interviewing for Academic Jobs 10/7 9:00 AM GS WALC 2088
Fellowships for Second Year (& Beyond)
Graduate Students
10/7 2:10 PM GS WALC 2051
Negotiation 10/8 11:20 AM GS WALC 2121
Time Management 10/8 9:00 AM GS WALC 3127
Video Express 10/8 9:00 AM GS WALC 3132
Ford Foundation Fellowship:
Grad students and Postdocs
10/10 10:00 AM GS WALC 3090
Video Express 11/5 2:00 PM GS STEW
Teaching, Diversity, Research
11/5 11:30 AM GS YONG

Please reach out if you have any questions: Libby Chernouski, lchernou@purdue.edu