Frequently Asked Questions: CELT Restructure and Launch of Iowa State Online

In this Frequently Asked Questions: CELT Restructure and Launch of Iowa State Online (PDF), you may read about our goals, the restructuring/expansion process, Canvas support for a high-quality student experience, our continued CELT professional development programs/events for faculty, staff, and graduate/post-docs for ALL modes of instruction (see the events calendar), and more. Also, review our upcoming CELT and Iowa State Online Milestones (2023) (PDF).

AI in Teaching Series

AI in teaching Series written in white lettering on a cardinal red banner

Teaching with AI Course 

Several educators completed our “Teaching with AI” Canvas course as a self-paced or hybrid teaching and learning cohort for fall 2023. During our discussion, we addressed the following queries: What is the significance of ChatGPT and other generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)? What are the pedagogical and ethical implications should instructors be aware of while teaching with AI? How are students incorporating AI, and what are the implications of such usage for our classrooms?

Are you interested in participating if we offer a future “Teaching with AI” course? Please email us at celt-help@iastate.edu.

Upcoming Talks

We are in progress of finalizing our spring 2024 programming schedule.

Upcoming Funding

A subset of Miller Faculty Fellowship funding will be devoted to AI-related projects. Proposals are due in early December.

Previous Talks

“How to Teach with Generative AI: Supporting Students and Designing Learning Experiences,” presented by Dr. Abram Anders, Interim Associate Director of the Student Innovation Center and Associate Professor of English, and Emily Dux Speltz, a Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program in the Department of English. Watch the How to Teach with Generative AI Recording (61 minutes) and review the AI Ethics Tutor Lesson Plans and Resources (Substack page)

“Experimental Insights into Writing-Classroom Applications of Grammarly and ChatGPT,” presented by Jim Ranalli, Associate Professor of English. Watch the recording of the Experimental Insights into Writing Presentation (55 minutes) or review the  Experimental Insights into Writing Slides (PDF).

“Are Students Reading the Textbook? Where Artificial Intelligence and Learning Science Meet”, presented by Heather Dean (ISU Bookstore) and Dr. Rachel Van Campenhout (VitalSource).

“Applying AI-Generated Practice to Textbooks to Improve Teaching and Learning,” presented by Dr. Kelly Odenweller (COMST) and Dr. Rachel Van Campenhout (VitalSource). View Kelly & Rachel’s Talk.

“Advantages, Questions, and Fears Around AI Uses in Creative Practice.”, presented by Assistant Professor in Art and Visual Culture Johnny DiBlasi and Olmo Amato, Instructor of Photography at the ISU Rome Program. View Johnny & Olmo’s Talk.

“Preventing Cheating with AI: Strategies for Dealing with ChatGPT Misuse,” presented by Christine Denison, Roger P. Murphy Professor in Accounting / Associate Professor. View Denison’s Talk.

“Pallbearer for the Term Paper: Beyond ChatGPT,” presented by Michael Bugeja, a distinguished professor at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, January 3o, 2-3 p.m. View Bugeja’s Talk on YouTube, download the Talk bibliography (docx), and read the recent essay, If AI kills the essay, I will be a pallbearer at the funeral” (Poynter Institute, January 24, 2023).

“How to Use ChatGPT to Boost Your Research and Teaching,” presented by Abram Anders, Associate Professor of English and Director of Communication Innovation

Join our CELT Canvas Coffee Chats: Wednesday Mornings, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Have a quick question about Canvas or an insight to share? Are you wondering how your peers use Canvas, or do you want to follow up on a new Canvas feature?

  • Join the CELT-powered Canvas Coffee Chats, where the conversation, agenda, and questions you share with us are up to you!
  • To participate, drop in our WebEx meeting anytime on Wednesday mornings from 8:3o – 9:30 a.m.

Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

As members of our Iowa State University community, faculty and staff play a valuable role in supporting our students and our community manage difficult situations. Traumatic situations have a significant impact on the student’s functioning and ability to succeed in the classroom. Students can be impacted by traumatic events, loss (friends/family, other students, or faculty), acts of violence both nationally and locally, or struggle with their own mental health or other life difficulties. As a community of care we provide support for our students through expressing care and helping them connect with the various supports and resources at Iowa State.

Faculty and staff play an important role. You are the eyes and ears of the student experience. Depending on your connection with students, you may be the first person they turn to when experiencing challenges. Review and bookmark the Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events page (Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost).

Essential Resources

Our colleagues in Student Counseling Services and Office of Student Assistance developed the following to help us through these times:

Cyclone Support for Students

Cyclone Support is the go-to resource hub for various student needs, including crisis resources (24/7 support or call 911 in a medical emergency), basic needs, personal finance, academics and learning, mental health, sexual assault resources and prevention, overall well-being, and more. To use this graphic for your PowerPoint, click the image below to open/download the Cyclone Support Graphic from CyBox.

ISU WorkLife for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are encouraged to use resources from the ISU WorkLife site (Human Resources) for well-being, child care, elder care, health, partner accommodations, financial concerns, and more.