CELT News

Iowa State’s course in personal and family finance passes quality certification

Iowa State’s course in personal and family finance passes quality certification: The course, HDFS 283, taught by lecturer Jeanna Nation, recently passed its three-person external course review and can now be referenced as a Certified Quality Matters course. Nation is working through the final paperwork to receive the actual certification, but that should be completed … Continue reading Iowa State’s course in personal and family finance passes quality certification

Seminar: The Flipped Classroom and the New Student Learning Path: how improvements in technology have changed the economics classroom

Dr. José J. Vázquez-Cognet is one of the authors of material in the FlipIt Econ product available through MacMillan that we saw demonstrated earlier in the semester, and uses the product to teach a 900 student section of principles of Economics. He will make a formal presentation on Monday, April 18 from 3:40-5:00 pm in … Continue reading Seminar: The Flipped Classroom and the New Student Learning Path: how improvements in technology have changed the economics classroom

Register Today for the Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators (Apr. 18-May 8)

With campuses now under fire for their course content not complying with 504, 508 and WACG2.0 guidelines, it is timely to visit the topic of accessibility in the educational setting. This MOOC introduces the importance of accessibility as an essential communication tool to provide equal, barrier-free access to information for educational institutions. Participants will be … Continue reading Register Today for the Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators (Apr. 18-May 8)

Panel: How to Manage Disruptive or Distressed Students in Your Classroom

Join our conversation on Thursday, April 7 from 12:10 – 1:00p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall to discuss how student stress, depression, and anxiety often manifest themselves as disruptive and distressed behaviors. Reducing stress, depression, and anxiety increases student engagement, ability to learn, and the mental health and well being of our communities. This panel will provide … Continue reading Panel: How to Manage Disruptive or Distressed Students in Your Classroom

Your Feedback is Needed: Flipped Classroom Learning Community Planning for Summer 2016

Summer 2016 is approaching and CELT is in the process of planning programming for May and June. We would like your feedback about scheduling a Flipped Classroom Learning Community during this summer. Please take a few minutes to read through the faculty learning community description and goals and complete the short survey to let us know what month and time would work … Continue reading Your Feedback is Needed: Flipped Classroom Learning Community Planning for Summer 2016

SoTL Scholars Program

A quick reminder this week that the deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars program is coming up after Spring Break. This yearlong program provides a framework and mentorship to help a faculty member complete a SoTL research project. Sara Marcketti, CELT Associate Director for SoTL leads this program … Continue reading SoTL Scholars Program

Using Service-Learning to Deepen Students’ Understanding of Course Content

Service-learning has long been an effective way to help students develop a richer understanding of a subject and also apply what they are learning in a tangible way. Bringle and Hatcher (1996) defined service learning as: “a credit-bearing, educational, experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs, and … Continue reading Using Service-Learning to Deepen Students’ Understanding of Course Content

TurningPoint 5 phased out after May 2016, an alternative clicker solution determined shortly

The company that provides the TurningPoint 5 software, Turning Technologies, has discontinued support of the TP5 software.  Consequently, ISU support staff will no longer be able to provide support past the end of the Spring 2016 semester.  In an effort to be proactive to this change, CELT and ITS conducted a pilot of alternative clicker … Continue reading TurningPoint 5 phased out after May 2016, an alternative clicker solution determined shortly

Registration Open: National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning on May 2 & 3

The Ohio State University’s Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Professor Sharon L. Davies cordially invites you to join us for The Ohio State University’s 22nd Annual National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning Monday, May 2 (Pre-Conference) and Tuesday, May 3 (Conference) For more info & to register, visit National Conference on Diversity, Race … Continue reading Registration Open: National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning on May 2 & 3

Seeking Proposals for the Spring 2017 ISU Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) Research Streams

The Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) at ISU introduces freshman undergraduates to authentic research. The goal is to engage more freshmen students in doing science, increase their enthusiasm for science and start to develop the skills involved in asking scientific questions that can be systematically investigated. To reach a large number of freshmen students, the FRI … Continue reading Seeking Proposals for the Spring 2017 ISU Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) Research Streams