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Applications due April 18 for Miller OER mini-grants

Iowa State instructors can apply for up to $5,000 to help use open educational resources (OER) in their courses during the 2021-22 academic year. OER are educational materials that are free for students and free for faculty to customize, which can improve learning outcomes and make course materials more accessible for all students. Using OER … Continue reading Applications due April 18 for Miller OER mini-grants

A quote, "I will ensure that anything I create is equally as accessible to those with disabilities as it is to those who do not have disabilities." - a student of a Teach Access Faculty Grantee

Call for proposals: Teach Access Faculty Grants (Due by Apr. 16th)

The Call for Proposals for our latest round of Teach Access Faculty Grants is now available! Please also consider retweeting our Twitter announcement to help spread the word. To accelerate the creation and delivery of accessibility-infused college curricula, we will be providing direct awards to full-time, part-time, adjunct faculty or instructional staff at US-based institutions … Continue reading Call for proposals: Teach Access Faculty Grants (Due by Apr. 16th)

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Submit course materials now for summer and fall (ISU Book Store)

It’s important for instructors to submit summer and fall semester course material requirements to the ISU Book Store now, giving bookstore staff as much time as possible to overcome any issues with sourcing or shipping. Materials — which could include textbooks, courseware, eBooks, course packets, manuals, open educational resources, or subscriptions — will be listed … Continue reading Submit course materials now for summer and fall (ISU Book Store)

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A focus on health: Students in addiction recovery (Teaching Tip)

A focus on health: Students in addiction recovery Supporting students in recovery from substance use is a critical issue that the college environment can help facilitate. All students, but particularly those in recovery, benefit from classroom environments that promote a sense of belonging with instructors knowledgeable about ISU resources of support.   We invite you to … Continue reading A focus on health: Students in addiction recovery (Teaching Tip)

Students learn how to develop their sketchnoting skills from Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, assistant professor of industrial design. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

“Drawing” your own conclusions: Sketchnoting as a pedagogical tool for teaching ecology (Miller Faculty Fellowship)

Congratulations to Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Ann E. Russell, and James Schiltz, 2018-2019 Miller Faculty Fellowship Grantees, on their recent journal article, “Drawing” your Own Conclusions: Sketchnoting as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Ecology (PDF)” in Innovative Higher Education. Gansemer-Topf, A.M., Paepcke-Hjeltness, V., Russell, A.E., & Schlitz, J. (2021, March 10).  “Drawing” your Own … Continue reading “Drawing” your own conclusions: Sketchnoting as a pedagogical tool for teaching ecology (Miller Faculty Fellowship)