• Seeking applications for two CELT Faculty Fellows positions

    The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is seeking applications for two CELT Faculty Fellows positions. These are half time appointments to begin spring semester 2019 or fall semester 2019.  One Faculty Fellow will lead the development of a new Teaching and Learning Academy and provide leadership in the Teaching Partners Program. The other Faculty […]

  • CELT Accessibility Awareness Week (Oct. 15-19)

    CELT is hosting a number of hands-on accessibility workshops in concert with Disability Awareness Week, view upcoming events on ISU’s Disability Awareness Week website. Workshop, Captions, Oct. 15 (12-1 p.m.) Workshop, Headings, Oct. 16 (10-11:00 a.m.) Workshop, Alternative Text, Oct. 17 (9-10 a.m.) Seminar, Progress is Progress – ISU Extension’s Accessibility Journey, Oct. 18 (12-1 […]

  • 2019-20 Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals due Dec. 10

    Miller Faculty Fellowships have provided funding to over 800 faculty to improve the undergraduate teaching and learning experience at Iowa State University. The Miller Faculty Fellowship Program provides recipients with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate academic programs of the university and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning. Recipients will […]

  • First Annual Canvas Conference @ ISU (Oct. 18)

    Would your course benefit from all section instructors using the same information? Do you seek ways for students to collaborate through video in Canvas? If so, join representatives from Canvas and CELT staff for the engaging first annual Canvas conference @ ISU on Thursday, October 18 Kick Off Session with Canvas Customer Success Rep, Ryan […]

  • Announcing two TBL workshops by Team-Based Learning expert Dr. Peter Balan (Sept. 26 & 27)

    Next week, Peter Balan OAM BSc, BE(Hons), MBM, Ph.D., a faculty member in the School of Management at the University of South Australia, and Team-Based Learning (TBL) Consultant will be visiting ISU (view Balan’s LinkedIn web profile). He will be conducting two TBL workshops on may be of great interest to you (see program descriptions […]

  • Authentic Problems: What to do when learners just aren’t getting it? (Monica Lamm) *New Day/Time* – Oct. 10 (12:10-1 p.m.)

    We have a new day/time for Associate Professor Monica Lamm’s Award-Winning Seminar, “Authentic Problems: What to do when learners just aren’t getting it?” This event will now be held on Wednesday, October 10 (12:10-1 p.m.) Monica Lamm, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Teaching awardee, uses ill-structured problems in her upper-level classes. […]

  • Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness Talks on Sept. 26 & Oct. 1

    What defines effective teaching, and how do we measure it? These questions are critically important to the teaching mission and to faculty careers. The ISU Faculty Handbook states that “When teaching is part of the faculty assignment, effectiveness is an essential criterion for advancement.” CELT will be hosting two nationally recognized scholars who will share their […]

  • Seeking Nominations for the 2020 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

    The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The recipient of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the […]

  • Improve your online courses using Quality Matters

    Descriptions are on CELT’s Quality Matters workshops website. Quality Matters teaching and learning community (open to all, including those who haven’t completed QM workshops), Sept. 19, Oct. 25, Nov. 16 and Dec. 13 (3-4:30 p.m.) Workshop, Improving Your Online Course (IYOC), explore the QM rubric and use it to develop a course improvement plan, offered […]

  • Teaching with Canvas – September Workshops

    CELT will offer two Canvas workshop series in alternating weeks through fall semester, and participants can mix and match to best meet their needs. Each workshop includes mini-demonstrations and opportunities to work on course(s). Participants should bring their laptops and instructional materials. Course descriptions are online. Register via the Learn@ISU website. Series: Building Your Course […]