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Ideas to help students prepare for midterms (Teaching Tip)

Midterms are due March 6, and as students begin preparing, many instructors grow weary of hearing the question “what’s going to be on the test?” And further, some struggle with helping students effectively study for the exams. In a 2016 Teaching Professor Blog, writer Maryellen Weimer provided teaching activities that can make exam sessions more productive … Continue reading Ideas to help students prepare for midterms (Teaching Tip)

Campus Opportunity: Collegiate Fashion & Activism: Black Women’s Styles on the College Campus

As we strive to ensure an inclusive learning environment, consider how opportunities such as this might be used to help your students to further explore diversity. How might these experiences be incorporated into your curriculum?   Collegiate Fashion & Activism: Black Women’s Styles on the College Campus Exhibition: Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 to April 17, … Continue reading Campus Opportunity: Collegiate Fashion & Activism: Black Women’s Styles on the College Campus

Krista Jackson teaching a course at Iowa State University

Inclusive Teaching: A Mindset and a Practice (CELT Teaching Tip)

As we embark on the Annual Teaching Inclusively Workshop, we wanted to share more information and initial feedback on our Inclusive Classroom Workshop. Nearly every University department is on the annual training schedule, with almost 12% of departments already completed. In this first year, we focus our Canvas modules on the topics of Why teach inclusively?; How … Continue reading Inclusive Teaching: A Mindset and a Practice (CELT Teaching Tip)

How a Geoscientist’s Study of Temporal Patterns Led to Discoveries about Learning, Reasoning, and Metacognitive Self-Assessment

Dr. Ed Nuhfer, Professor of Geoscience, Director of Faculty Development and Director of Academic Assessment (retired), Humboldt State University is a geoscientist with a long experience in faculty professional development and research on student learning. Join Dr. Nuhfer as he discusses How a Geoscientist’s Study of Temporal Patterns Led to Discoveries about Learning, Reasoning, and … Continue reading How a Geoscientist’s Study of Temporal Patterns Led to Discoveries about Learning, Reasoning, and Metacognitive Self-Assessment

Preparing Future Faculty prepares graduate students and postdocs for careers

2020 will be the 18th year of Preparing Future Faculty (PFF), a program that helps Iowa State graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare for securing and excelling in faculty positions. The application deadline for the 2020-21 academic year is March 1. Every year, about 65-70 graduate students and postdocs enroll in PFF. In the first two semesters … Continue reading Preparing Future Faculty prepares graduate students and postdocs for careers