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Preparing Future Faculty prepares graduate students and postdocs for careers

2020 will be the 18th year of Preparing Future Faculty (PFF), a program that helps Iowa State graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare for securing and excelling in faculty positions. The application deadline for the 2020-21 academic year is March 1. Every year, about 65-70 graduate students and postdocs enroll in PFF. In the first two semesters … Continue reading Preparing Future Faculty prepares graduate students and postdocs for careers

Call for Proposals for the 21st Annual Midwest Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Conference (due Jan. 31)

 You are invited to to submit a proposal for the 21st Midwest SoTL Conference, which will be held in South Bend, Indiana on April 3, 2020. The conference theme is Inclusive Teaching and our keynote speaker will be Christine Harrington, Author of Designing a Motivational Syllabus: Creating a Learning Path for Student Engagement.  We are … Continue reading Call for Proposals for the 21st Annual Midwest Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Conference (due Jan. 31)

Deadline extended for the 2020-21 Miller Faculty Fellowship proposal to Dec. 20

The Miller Faculty Fellowship program annually provides recipients with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in undergraduate academic programs and develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning. Recipients have up to 12 months to meet their project goals. The extended deadline for Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals for the 2020-2021 academic year is now Friday, Dec. … Continue reading Deadline extended for the 2020-21 Miller Faculty Fellowship proposal to Dec. 20

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CELT is hiring two new positions: a Program Assessment Coordinator & a Training Specialist

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Iowa State University is recruiting two Program Coordinator II positions who will assist CELT in accomplishing its university-wide academic mission. Emails any questions to CELT Director, Sara Marcketti, sbb@iastate.edu Program Assessment Coordinator The incumbent will provide a variety of leadership and support functions for CELT: … Continue reading CELT is hiring two new positions: a Program Assessment Coordinator & a Training Specialist

New CELT faculty fellows aim to grow impact (Inside Iowa State)

By Jeff Budlong November 21, 2019 Clark Coffman and Rob Whitehead may have different responsibilities as the newest faculty fellows at the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), but they both are trying to make connections that will benefit individuals and the community. Coffman, an associate professor in genetics, development and cell biology, … Continue reading New CELT faculty fellows aim to grow impact (Inside Iowa State)

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Reminder: #CyThx nomination deadline is Nov. 30

The recognition initiative CyThx, now in its second year, concludes Nov. 30 as a way to answer “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?” Faculty, graduate teaching assistants, mentors, advisers, colleagues and students are eligible to be recognized. Use the online submission form, and all who are recognized will receive … Continue reading Reminder: #CyThx nomination deadline is Nov. 30

About the Inclusive Classroom training

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is strategizing the most effective method to support the “University actions to address racism and discrimination” outlined in these ten actions (PDF), and President Wintersteen’s message from Nov. 8, 2019 (PDF). CELT has begun planning to, “… conduct annual training for faculty in each academic department on the … Continue reading About the Inclusive Classroom training

#CyThx: Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?

The recognition initiative #CyThx @IowaStateU, now in its second year, will take place Nov. 1-30 as a way to answer “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?” Cyclones are encouraged to share, via the #CyThx online submission form (https://t.co/XVNWshd4B3). pic.twitter.com/2xNZkcHLQc — CELT at Iowa State University (@isucelt) October 31, 2019

Award-Winning Seminar Series: Top 10 ways to help freshmen learn (Sept. 19, 12:10- 1p.m.)

What are your tips for the transition from high school to college? Professionalism, communication, regular attendance, respect–how can you help make these skills habitual? Award-winning associate professor Jodi Sterle, Animal Science, shares how she helps freshman adjust to learning in the 300+ large introductory class environment. Participants in this session will discuss tips and tricks … Continue reading Award-Winning Seminar Series: Top 10 ways to help freshmen learn (Sept. 19, 12:10- 1p.m.)

Toolkit, workshop help instructors deal with disruptions (Inside Iowa State)

Original story from Inside Iowa State’s “Toolkit, workshop help instructors deal with disruptions” (Aug. 29, 2019) web article By Jeff Budlong August 29, 2019 Last spring, the Faculty Senate passed revisions to the policy addressing disruptive conduct in a learning environment. Resources are available to help instructors identify and deal with situations that range from … Continue reading Toolkit, workshop help instructors deal with disruptions (Inside Iowa State)