Category: Teaching News

CELT announces its first faculty fellows (Inside Iowa State)

By Rob Schweers, office of the senior vice president and provost December 06, 2018 Ann Gansemer-Topf and Monica Lamm have been appointed the first faculty fellows in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Their two-year, 30-percent appointments begin Jan. 1, 2019. “We are extremely excited for this opportunity to leverage Ann’s and … Continue reading CELT announces its first faculty fellows (Inside Iowa State)

Presentation proposals sought for the 2019 Thomas L. Hill Iowa State University Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State University Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State University and beyond. The local conference is designed to model the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE). Presentation Proposals Sought Faculty and staff interested in … Continue reading Presentation proposals sought for the 2019 Thomas L. Hill Iowa State University Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

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 … Continue reading Seeking applications for two CELT Faculty Fellows positions

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 … Continue reading CELT Accessibility Awareness Week (Oct. 15-19)

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 … Continue reading 2019-20 Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals due Dec. 10

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 … Continue reading First Annual Canvas Conference @ ISU (Oct. 18)

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

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

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 … Continue reading Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness Talks on Sept. 26 & Oct. 1

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 … Continue reading Seeking Nominations for the 2020 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching