The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), established in 1993, focuses on our mission of “Partnering with educators to advance student-centered learning at Iowa State University.” We provide resources for instructors, faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs interested in teaching. Below you can explore a few ways that we can help support your teaching.
Register for our comprehensive online workshops, web talks, and webinars that cover everything from course design to fostering inclusion within the classroom to improving your online courses.
- Discover the secrets from award-winning teachers at ISU! To get us started this academic year Dr. Tera R. Jordan, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, is a facilitating a 3-Part Series: Reflection, Retooling, and Renewal: Strengthening your ability to be a more effective graduate student mentor, Sept. 11, 18, 25 (1:30-3 p.m., online).
- Register for webinars, online workshops, and series on engagement, disruption, documenting your teaching and more on our Upcoming Events page.
- Identify additional ways to foster equity and inclusion in your courses, the inclusive classroom programs page.
- Improve your online courses with the Quality Matters at Iowa State page.
All of our resources and programs are open to the entire campus community:
- Prepare for academic careers with the Preparing Future Faculty Program.
- Engage deeper into a topic with the guidance of a program mentor with these specialized programs (advanced registration required):
- CELT Innovation by Design: Project-based learning (CELT Faculty Fellow, Rob Whitehead)
- CELT Teaching and Learning Academy (CELT Faculty Fellow, Monica Lamm)
- CELT Teaching Partners Program (CELT Faculty Fellow, Monica Lamm)
- SoTL Scholars Program (CELT Faculty Fellow, Ann Gansemer-Topf)
- Participate in these programs (CELT maintains institutional memberships):
- The 20-Minute Mentor Commons (Magna Publications) delivers actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules.
- The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) enhances excellence in STEM undergraduate education through implementing and advancing evidence-based teaching practices.
We offer a haven of support and build communities for instructors through:
- Consultations that are formative and confidential.
- CELT observations of teaching through the Teaching Observation Program.
- Monthly Teaching and Learning Communities programming focused on a specific teaching and learning approach, including the ISU Online Learning Community (ISU-OLC), Discuss Published Education Research in Your Discipline, Team-Based Learning, and more.
CELT is responsive to the needs of the community. Revised and new online resources include:
- Check out the newly designed resources under the Teaching with Technology page: instructional strategies, instructional tools, ISU Course Template, a searchable Canvas@ISU, and more.
- The new Achieving Academic Integrity page uses approaches and methods that emphasize prevention and education and Guest Author Jordan’s Mentoring Graduate Student Scholars page.
Our programming and services are a click away on our website. Be sure to sign up for one (or more) of the exciting opportunities to engage, learn, grow, and share your teaching and learning success.
Best wishes for the start of fall semester 2020,
Sara Marcketti, Director
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Full Teaching Tip
View the published CELT Teaching Tip: How CELT can support your teaching (August 20, 2020 – Constant Contact) website.
Prefer a Print version?
To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document with web addresses, download the CELT Teaching Tip for August 20, 2020 (PDF).