CELT Teaching Partners Program

The CELT Teaching Partners Program supplements departmental mentoring by pairing two junior faculty members with a senior faculty member from a different discipline who is a successful and experienced teacher. Partners discuss teaching and learning topics, complete classroom observations, and explore SoTL research topics. This partnership runs for the entire academic year.

The Teaching Partners Program includes the following:

  • Meet at least monthly with your teaching partners to discuss issues pertinent to the small group
  • Participate in a small group discussions concerning readings associated with teaching and student learning.
  • Attending three CELT Teaching Partner Program gatherings
  • Visit teaching partners’ classrooms
  • Attend a CELT programming event each semester with teaching partners
  • Develop a teaching related project to address a specific concern or issue to help participants document scholarly teaching and continuous improvement activities for their teaching portfolio.

Examples of past teaching projects include:

  • Active learning techniques, documentation and feedback
  • Implementing blended learning techniques
  • Development of learning centered syllabi
  • Document reflective teaching practices
  • Employ new (or more) assessment techniques
  • Explore redundancies in course content within the department
  • Integrate case-based teaching in course

Interested second and third year tenure track faculty should contact Sara Marcketti (sbb@iastate.edu) or Jen Leptien (jenl@iastate.edu) to learn more.

2015-2016 Teaching Partners

Senior Partners Junior Partners
Don Beitz Nuria Acevedo
Jim Colbert Ludovico Cademartiri
Monica Lamm Shweta Chopra
Jennifer Margrett Tejas Dhadphale
Jay Newell Megan Gilligan
Diane Rover Rey Junco
Brad Shrader Amelia Karraker
Sriram Sundararajan Bernard Lidicky
Larry McDonnell
Kim Moss
Eric Olson
Rosemary Perez
Kathryn Stolee
Wei Wang
Chunhui Xiang