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CELT News

CELT represented at P & S Conference Resource Fair

How would you want CELT to help support your work? with Faculty? with online learning & teaching? with academic advising? Let us know with this quick 3 question survey. The survey will be available until May 1, 2014.

CELT Welcomes Jill Kramer,
University Academic Advising Coordinator

CELT is excited to welcome Jill Kramer to her new position as the CELT University Academic Advising Coordinator. Jill will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of programs aimed at increasing student success through the enhancement of academic advising. Jill will create and promote professional development resources, in the form of workshops, on-line resources and other training, to support both faculty and professional academic advisers across the university.

ISU Online Learning Innovation Hub to help faculty implement online and blended learning programs

A new innovation hub in Parks Library is intended to spur development and use of online and blended learning approaches. The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching oversees programming for the center.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning –
SoTL Scholars Program Request for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for ISU faculty participation in the CELT SoTL Scholars Program. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning involves faculty framing and systematically investigating questions related to student learning, with the goal of improving their own classroom as well as advancing practice beyond it through peer-reviewed presentations and publications.

Participants will conduct their classroom-based research project during the 2014/15 academic year. We anticipate funding up to 8 SoTL Scholars/Scholar teams at $1,250.

Proposals are due Monday, April 7, 2014.

Learn more about the SoTL Scholars program and submit a proposal.

Iowa Campus Compact Faculty Fellows Application Open

For the second year, Iowa Campus Compact is offering a unique opportunity for faculty interested in public scholarship, engagement, and service-learning. The Engaged Scholar Faculty Fellows Program provides faculty an opportunity to participate in a learning community focused on engaged scholarship and teaching over the course of a year. Selected Fellows also receive a $1,000 stipend to improve or expand an engaged scholarship course, program, project, or partnership.

Faculty interested in developing and expanding their engaged scholarship practice from all disciplines and professional schools from Iowa Campus Compact member campuses are welcome to apply.

Applications are due April 25, 2014 and most activities begin in Fall 2014.

Learn more about the program and application requirements.

Read about the current Class of Fellows.

95% of Fall 2013 Iowa State Students Used Blackboard

For Fall Semester 2013, 95% (31,045) of Iowa State students were enrolled in at least one course using Blackboard Learn. More detailed graphs on Blackboard usage at ISU

NEW at ISU: Recommendations for Syllabus Inclusion

From the Provost's office—as a result of efforts by the GSB and Faculty Senate, recommendations include statements on: Academic Dishonesty; Disability Accommodation; Dead Week; Harassment and Discrimination; Religious Accommodation; and Contact Information.

Announcing: ELO-CIRTL Course Development Grants

Engineering-LAS Online Learning, CELT, CIRTL, and the Graduate College are now accepting online graduate course development grant proposals for up to $3,000 per-credit-hour as part of the CIRTL initiative to support STEM learning and teaching.
Proposals for courses offered Fall 2013 are due May 1, 2013.

Is it Team-Based Learning or a Flipped Classroom?

(For several ISU faculty and their students, the answer is . . . "yes—both!")

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an increasingly-popular form of flipped-classroom small-group learning that can be implemented effectively in small or large classes. TBL provides students with a small class feel even in large theater-style classrooms with fixed seats. TBL promotes high levels of student attendance, preparation, motivation, engagement, participation and critical thinking. Learn more about TBL at ISU.

Renovated classroom designed for active learning

Are you looking for a new classroom to inspire learning this semester? Have you often wished for a classroom with movable seats to accommodate how you teach? Do your students do collaborative work in class and need both individual and shared writing surfaces? If your answer is yes to any of these questions then we just might have the space you are looking for.

Get a closer look at the active learning classroom in Gilman Hall.

Workshops and Events

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