Showing Thanks (Teaching Tip)

2020 has been a year like no other, with each aspect of our lives deeply impacted. I miss seeing my colleagues in person and especially miss the unexpected moments of running into a former student or a colleague while waiting for coffee or while out for a walk on our beautiful campus. Especially now, we need a continued connection and deepened community. In its third year, #CyThx empowers you to share: “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?”  

#CyThx promotes ISU’s Strategic Goal 4 to “…enhance and cultivate the ISU experience where faculty, staff, students, and visitors are safe and feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued by the university and each other.”

To celebrate effective teaching, advising, and mentoring, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) partners with ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government, and Graduate and Professional Student Senate for the annual recognition project.

The three-question survey is easy – all you need to submit is the recipient’s name, who they are to you (academic advisor, mentor, student leader, staff member, etc.) and your comment of thanks. You can remain anonymous.

Submit your #CyThx via this 2020 #CyThx Qualtrics survey page.

Then, between fall semester grade submission (December 9, 2020), and January 4, 2021, we will email the honoree’s recognition and share it with their unit leaders. The #CyThx website will host all of the thanks shared across our community.

With a joy for teaching,

Sara Marcketti, Director

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching


Full Teaching Tip

View the published CELT Teaching Tip: Showing thanks (October 29, 2020 – Constant Contact) page.

Prefer a Print version?

To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document with web addresses, download the CELT Teaching Tip for October 29, 2020 (PDF)