CELT Teaching Symposium

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Faculty Cohort Agenda

TA Cohort Agenda

Pre-Symposium Online Learning Modules

University Human Resources Employee Orientation for Faculty

SVPP New Faculty Orientation

Questions and Contact Information

*To register for one or all of these events, visit the EventBrite registration website*


CELT Teaching Symposium

Tuesday, August 15, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(Registration will open at 7:30 a.m.)
Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Iowa State University

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Teaching Symposium at Iowa State University will be held on Tuesday, August 15 for new faculty and teaching assistants. Our symposium goals:

  • To become familiar with the policies, practices and resources that effect teaching and learning at Iowa State University.
  • To become aware of common student issues, successes and various campus resources for students.
  • To discover the services, resources and development opportunities provided by CELT.

Registration

To register for this faculty event, visit the EventBrite registration website prior to August 9.

Faculty Cohort Agenda

Download the 2017 Faculty Cohort Agenda (PDF)

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. == Check-in and Registration/Refreshments (First Floor Lobby, Scheman Building)

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. == Welcome and Overview, Holly Bender, Associate Director, CELT (179/175, First Floor, Scheman Building)

8:20 – 8:40 a.m. == Look who’s coming to your classroom… the ISU Student
Pete Englin, Director of Residence Life and Vernon Hurte, Dean of Students

8:40 – 10:40 a.m. == Supporting and Encouraging Student Success Scenarios

Our scenarios will use real life situations to focus on application, rather than theory. We will work in groups to engage in each one of the scenarios. Each team will be prompted to respond to the scenario by selecting a choice of action. Since there are no consequences for mistakes, you and your team will be able to gain an understanding of various challenges/successes that face our students. The information will inform you and your team to apply these learned skills to teaching at Iowa State University. Our scenarios will discuss the following topics:

  • Scenario I: Academic Integrity
  • Scenario II: Classroom Management
  • Scenario III: Poor Performing Students
  • Scenario IV: Culturally Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Scenario V: The Student Visit

Facilitators:

  • Holly Bender, Associate Director, CELT
  • Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Director, CELT

University Community Members:

  • Sara Kellogg, Assistant Dean of Students, Director, Office of Student Conduct, Dean of Students Office
  • Steven Moats, Director of Student Disability Resources, Dean of Students Office
  • Megan Van Helden, Assistant Director, Student Assistance and Outreach, Dean of Students Office

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. == Meet/Greet with University Community Members & Break

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. == Achieving Teaching Success: How CELT Can Support You, Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Director, CELT; Holly Bender, Associate Director, CELT

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. == Closing

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Cohort Agenda

Download the 2017 TA Cohort Agenda (PDF)

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. == Check-in and Registration/Refreshments (First Floor Lobby, Scheman Building)

8:00 – 8:50 a.m. == Welcome and Large Group Activity to Prepare for the First Week of Class (Benton Auditorium, 1st Floor)

9:00 – 10:50 a.m. == Supporting and Encouraging Student Success Scenarios (Benton Auditorium, 1st Floor)

Our scenarios will use real life situations to focus on application, rather than theory. We will work in groups to engage in each one of the scenarios. Each team will be prompted to respond to the scenario by selecting a choice of action. Since there are no consequences for mistakes, you and your team will be able to gain an understanding of various challenges/successes that face our students. The information will inform you and your team to apply these learned skills to teaching at Iowa State University. Our scenarios will discuss the following topics:

  • Scenario I: Academic integrity
  • Scenario II: Classroom Management Part 1
  • Scenario III: Personal Problem
  • Scenario IV: Classroom Management Part 2
  • Scenario V: Poor Performing Students
  • Scenario VI: The Student Visit

University Community Members:

  • Carrie Giese, Assistant Director, Student Assistance and Outreach, Dean of Students Office
  • Elizabeth Luiken, Assistant Director of Student Conduct, Office of Student Conduct, Dean of Students Office
  • Wendy Stevenson, Disability Coordinator, Student Disability Resources, Dean of Students Office

11:00 a.m. – Noon == Panel: Questions & Answers with Seasoned Teaching Assistants (Benton Auditorium, 1st Floor)

*Agendas are tentative and will be finalized by August 1

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Pre-Symposium Online Learning Modules

Prior to the symposium, new faculty and teaching assistants will engage in online learning modules pertinent to teaching at Iowa State University. Each module will have a video, takeaways or critical reflection questions, and supplemental resources. These will be hosted in the campus learning management system (LMS).

Below you will:

  • have access to the core learning module videos
  • learn about what topics will be covered in the online learning modules
  • learn how to access the Online Learning Modules in the campus LMS by August 1
  • learn how to create your Net-ID, if you do not already have one with your University-ID

CELT Teaching Symposium: Core Learning Modules

View the CELT Teaching Symposium: Core Learning Modules YouTube Video Playlist

Topics to be covered:

  • Academic Integrity: The Role of Faculty
  • Responding to Student Conduct Issues
  • Faculty Policies Related to Classroom Management
  • Building Inclusive Classrooms and Working with Diverse Students
  • Your Role in the Life of a Student with a Disability – Student Disability Resources
  • Helping Students Succeed – Student Assistance and Outreach
  • Supporting and Promoting Self-Directed Learners – Academic Success Center
  • Optional modules:
    • Setting up your course in a Learning Management System
    • Finding out who your students are and more in AccessPlus
    • Using Top Hat to engage students in the classroom
    • Teaching & Learning: You, Your Students & the Library

*Topics subject to change and will be available after August 1

How will I access to access the online learning module?

CELT Teaching Symposium Online Learning Modules will be available through the campus Learning Management System website. To access the course you will need to have your Net-ID. To get your Net-ID you will need your University-ID.

Where can I find my University ID number?

Your University ID is assigned to you when you receive an ID card (ISU Card). You can find your ID on the front of your ID card or by logging in to AccessPlus with your social security number and clicking on “ISU IDs” on the AccessPlus homepage website. If you have additional questions contact the ISU Card Office, 0530 Beardshear Hall, 515/294-2727

Where can I get my Net-ID?

Your Net-ID is the first part of your Iowa State email address. For example, if your email address is “pat@iastate.edu,” then your Net-ID is “pat.” You choose your Net-ID password when you first register your Net-ID. You will need your Net-ID and password to access services such as your Iowa State email (CyMail or ISU Exchange), campus Learning Management System, public computer labs, and site-licensed software. Learn more by visiting the Register for a Net-ID website. For questions related to your Net-ID and password and related accounts, contact the Solution Center, 515-294-4000.

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University Human Resources’ Employee Orientation for Faculty

Tuesday, August 15, 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
250-252 Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Iowa State University

Following a hosted lunch, Tuesday afternoon will be spent with a faculty-focused version of University Human Resources’ (UHR) Employee Orientation. These tailored sessions will cover a variety of policies and legal requirements that faculty should be aware of including IT use and computer ethics, discrimination and harassment prevention, conflict of interest awareness, and FERPA. It also offers employees an opportunity to better understand Iowa State University’s culture by learning about available resources.

Registration

To register for this faculty event, visit the EventBrite registration website prior to August 9.

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SVPP New Faculty Orientation

Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Iowa State University

All new tenured, tenure-eligible, and non-tenure-eligible faculty (assistant, associate, or full professors, lecturers, clinicians, and adjunct faculty hired since January 2017) attend an orientation specifically designed for them. The New Faculty Orientation gives new faculty the opportunity to meet with one another as well as with senior administrators at Iowa State. This day will include panel discussions with recently appointed junior faculty who will share their best practices to be successful at Iowa State, tips for your first year from the Dean(s) of your College, presentations on successful research programs and the importance of extension and outreach. Break-out sessions on the Ames community, flexible faculty policies, research funding, mentoring, and much more will be available to answer your questions and get you off to a great start. Senior Vice President and Provost Wickert will share his insight on what it means to be part of a land grant university. This day also provides new faculty with the opportunity to network and to socialize.

Registration

To register for this faculty event, visit the EventBrite registration website prior to August 9.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or if you anticipate requiring any accommodations, please contact:

  • CELT Teaching Symposium (Tues., August 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.): email Laura Bestler or call 515-294-5357
  • UHR Employee Orientation for Faculty (Tues., August 15 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): email Jill Pretzer or call 515-294-4756
  • SVPP New Faculty Orientation (Wed., August 16 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.): email Megan Peterson or call 515-294-6410 or
    email Katharine Hensley or call 515-294-8823

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