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Iowa State University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

History of SoTL at ISU

1993

Establishment of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) http://www.cte.iastate.edu/

1993

Establishment of the relationship between the CTE and the Wakonse Foundation on College Teaching http://www.celt.iastate.edu/grants_awards/fellowships/wakonse/

1993

University established guidelines for student outcomes assessment http://www.academicprograms.iastate.edu/assessment/soa.html

1994

Project LEA/RN (Learning Enhancement Action/Resource Network), a staff development effort to transform engineering education into a creative learning environment is established on campus http://www.eng.iastate.edu/muses/spring98/cover1.htm

1994

Approaching the 21st Century: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching and Learning for Iowa State University, Faculty Conference sponsored by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost

1996

Establishment of the Miller Faculty Fellowships for scholarly development of curricular innovations http://www.celt.iastate.edu/grants_awards/fellowships/miller/

1998

ISU: An “Education I” Institution?, Faculty Conference sponsored by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost

1998

Creation of the Office of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs http://www.vpundergraduate.iastate.edu/

1998

President Martin Jischke dedicates $1,500,000 to a three year initiative to enhance the development of learning communities http://www.lc.iastate.edu

1998

Establishment of new Promotion and Tenure policy based on Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (Boyer, 1990)

1998

Creation of the CTE Teaching Faculty Fellows program (discontinued in 2003) http://www.celt.iastate.edu/grants_awards/teaching/facfellows.html

1999

Creation of the LAS Master Teachers program to recognize outstanding teaching with in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences  http://www.celt.iastate.edu/grants_awards/masterteachers/

1999

Implementation of P&T policy based on Boyer’s expanded definition of scholarship http://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty/handbook/
current/section5.html#section-5.2.2.3.1.

1999

Faculty Senate, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs, and CTE agree upon a structure for coordinating communication education across campus (ISUComm) http://www.iastate.edu/~isucomm/

1999

Creation of CTE website on SoTL http://www.celt.iastate.edu/sotl/homepage.html

2000

2000-2005 ISU Strategic Plan focusing on Learning, Discovery, and Engagement with Scholarship as the central connection between all areas http://www.iastate.edu/~president/plan/2005

2001

Learning Communities become a permanent budget line item at $650,000 per year

2001

CTE Teaching and Learning Circle on Opening Lines (Hutchings, 2000)

2001

CTE task force on the scholarship of teaching and learning sponsors two campus wide forums to discuss the issues http://www.celt.iastate.edu/sotl/2001discussion.html

2001

“Building a Collaborative Culture around the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” AAHE presentation by Provost Rollin Richmond, Vice Provost Howard Shapiro, CTE Director Corly Brooke, and Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, Mary Huba

2002

Establish an ongoing series of grant writing workshops focusing on the scholarship of teaching and learning

2003

Striking a Balance: Rewarding Different Types of Scholarship at a Modern Land Grant University; Faculty Conference sponsored by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost based on Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate (Glassick et al., 1997)

2003

Become part of The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and join the Research University Consortium for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RUCASTL)

2003

Participated in the 2003 AAHE/Carnegie Summer Academy/Cluster meeting in Snowbird, Utah

2004

Assistant Director of CTE established to coordinate SoTL issues across campus

2004

AAHE/Carnegie Occasion for Dialogue: “Fostering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” a two-day campus discussions led by Barbara Cambridge, AAHE vice president for Fields of Inquiry and Action and Pat Hutchings, vice president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

2004

Participated in the AAHE/Carnegie Foundation 2004 Colloquium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in San Diego, California

2004

Post, C. J. (2004). Promotion and tenure track record. In B. Cambridge (Ed.) Campus Progress: Supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (pp. 137-141). American Association for Higher Education

2004

Elimination of the Office of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs

2004

Expansion of the CTE to include the Preparing Future Faculty Program and pedagogical instructional development staff. Name of the CTE changed to the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

2004

Participated in the 2004 AAHE/Carnegie Summer Academy/Cluster meeting in Stowe, Vermont

2004

“Changing Policies, Changing Practices” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning presentation by Associate Provost Susan Carlson in Bloomington, Indiana

2004

“Culture Change to Support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” POD presentation by CELT Director Corly Brooke and CELT Assistant Director Steve Freeman in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2005

Participated in the 2005 Carnegie Summer Academy/Cluster meeting in Snowbird, Utah

2005

“Strategies for Cultivating a SoTL Campus Culture” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning panel including CELT Assistant Director Steve Freeman in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2005

“The Role of the Provost’s Office in Integrating SoTL into the Work of a Research University” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning presentation by Provost Ben Allen, Associate Provost Susan Carlson, CELT Director Corly Brooke, and CELT Assistant Director Steve Freeman in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada