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CELT Faculty Spotlight: Alex Ramirez

Alex Ramirez, Chair of the CELT Advisory Board is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM)and Interim Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ramirez suggests to “Show students that you care. Listen to their concerns/comments. Listening does not imply agreement or that the … Continue reading CELT Faculty Spotlight: Alex Ramirez

An opportunity to give thanks

Showing thanks through the lesson of grace in teaching Recently, a colleague shared, “The lesson of grace in teaching: From weakness to wholeness, the struggle and the hope” blog post with me. This inspiring talk was written by Francis Edward Su (Professor, Harvey Mudd College) upon receipt of the Mathematical Association of America’s Deborah and … Continue reading An opportunity to give thanks

About the Inclusive Classroom training

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is strategizing the most effective method to support the “University actions to address racism and discrimination” outlined in these ten actions (PDF), and President Wintersteen’s message from Nov. 8, 2019 (PDF). CELT has begun planning to, “… conduct annual training for faculty in each academic department on the … Continue reading About the Inclusive Classroom training

#CyThx: Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?

The recognition initiative #CyThx @IowaStateU, now in its second year, will take place Nov. 1-30 as a way to answer “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?” Cyclones are encouraged to share, via the #CyThx online submission form (https://t.co/XVNWshd4B3). pic.twitter.com/2xNZkcHLQc — CELT at Iowa State University (@isucelt) October 31, 2019

CELT Collaborator Spotlight: Tanya Austin

In our teaching tips, we are highlighting the work of successful instructors and staff from across Iowa State University. We have asked them to share their highlights from the classroom, ideas for successful teaching and learning, and share their favorite CELT program. Tanya Austin, M.S., Professional Development Coordinator/Career Coordinator in the Ivy College of Business … Continue reading CELT Collaborator Spotlight: Tanya Austin

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How do you stay engaged when teaching? (CELT Teaching Tip)

For new instructors, a teaching challenge can be learning the content, the pacing, and anticipating student questions. For more seasoned instructors, how do you stay engaged and revived when teaching material (for what feels like the 100th time)? In every subject, there are new findings, new perspectives, and new research that can help enliven your … Continue reading How do you stay engaged when teaching? (CELT Teaching Tip)

CELT Faculty Spotlight: Brad Schrader

Brad Shrader, a Morrill Professor and Eucher Fellow in Business, arrived at Iowa State University in 1984. Dr. Shrader teaches using discussion-based learning, case teaching, and case competitions. Cases are a fantastic way to involve students in discussions and to provide examples of complex concepts. Case discussion leads to discoveries, not only in teaching but … Continue reading CELT Faculty Spotlight: Brad Schrader

5 ideas to change the refrain of “I hate group work” to “what great group experiences!”

Many of us have heard student feedback about the utter disdain for group work. However, we know from the teaching and learning literature that groups, indeed diverse groups, contribute more innovative ideas than individuals working alone. So why is group work so disparaged? A part of it may be the design of the group work. … Continue reading 5 ideas to change the refrain of “I hate group work” to “what great group experiences!”

Midterms: A valuable time for formative assessment (Teaching Tip)

The midpoint of the semester is an important opportunity for your students to examine their progress in a course. As an instructor, you can help students become aware of their standing through the midterm grade submission. Midterm grades are due on Friday, October 18 by 2:15 p.m., and are submitted electronically via Canvas or AccessPlus. … Continue reading Midterms: A valuable time for formative assessment (Teaching Tip)

Looking for Community? Consider joining a CELT Teaching & Learning Community! (CELT Teaching Tip)

A Teaching and Learning Community (TLC) is a cross-disciplinary faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs group of 8 to 12 members engaging in an active, collaborative, yearlong program with frequent seminars and activities that provide learning, development, community building, and opportunities for scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). CELT has the following topic-based learning communities: … Continue reading Looking for Community? Consider joining a CELT Teaching & Learning Community! (CELT Teaching Tip)