Category: continuity2020

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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 … Continue reading Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

How to cite presentations at conferences canceled by the pandemic

It’s a question many researchers ponder: When my paper was accepted for a conference that later is canceled, is there still a place for it in my vitae? In this short article, library interim associate dean and head of the research services department Lorrie Pellack summarizes style recommendations from the Modern Language Association and American … Continue reading How to cite presentations at conferences canceled by the pandemic

Classroom technology for fall 2020 (ITS)

Information Technology Services (ITS) Audiovisual Experience Team (AVXT) is equipping general university classrooms with technology for live synchronous learning, asynchronous lecture capture, or both. Some classrooms will include pan/tilt/zoom cameras and integrated audio. These classrooms will enable lecture capture using Panopto with cloud storage, and/or connect with the instructor’s device for videoconferencing or recording. Other … Continue reading Classroom technology for fall 2020 (ITS)

Encouraging thoughtful participation (Teaching Tip)

Teaching synchronously online poses unique challenges for encouraging thoughtful participation. The ability to foster student participation is especially true if you teach a face-to-face course simultaneously with students attending the course online. We asked ISU Faculty (and surveyed the literature) to share these strategies for engaging students. Build community. It is challenging to volunteer an … Continue reading Encouraging thoughtful participation (Teaching Tip)

How CELT can support your teaching (Teaching Tip)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), established in 1993, focuses on our mission of “Partnering with educators to advance student-centered learning at Iowa State University.” We provide resources for instructors, faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs interested in teaching. Below you can explore a few ways that we can help support your … Continue reading How CELT can support your teaching (Teaching Tip)

Guidance on FERPA Implications for Virtual Learning During COVID-19

On behalf of the Academic Continuity Working Group review the guidance for faculty on FERPA Implications for Virtual Learning and Classroom Video Recordings During COVID-19. This guidance was developed in consultation with the Office of University Counsel and recent direction provided by the US Department of Education. As with other communications, the document is posted … Continue reading Guidance on FERPA Implications for Virtual Learning During COVID-19

Required Syllabus Statement for Face-to-Face Components: COVID-19 health and safety requirements

Per the August 12, 2020: Fall Semester Updates (SVPP COVID-19 Communication #17) The following new language developed in collaboration with the Academic Continuity Workgroup, Dean of Students Office, and Faculty Senate Executive Board, is to be included verbatim in the syllabus for any course you teach having an in-person (face-to-face) component. The health and safety … Continue reading Required Syllabus Statement for Face-to-Face Components: COVID-19 health and safety requirements

Guidance for Supporting Community Expectations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At Iowa State University, our students, faculty, and staff’s health and safety are always significant considerations. Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, all ISU community members need to recognize that it will take a community-wide effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. This guidance encourages accountability to a community of care, which reflects not only self-care behavior … Continue reading Guidance for Supporting Community Expectations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Helping students achieve success (Teaching Tip)

This fall semester brings more complications than any semester before. However, many fundamental aspects of teaching at Iowa State University remain the same. Our students bring their dreams and their aspirations with them to Ames. Whether the students know exactly what to study or are still figuring out their focus, it is our opportunity and … Continue reading Helping students achieve success (Teaching Tip)

IMPORTANT: Aug. 11th CELT Course Design Clinic now asynchronous delivery

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have moved to an asynchronous delivery for the CELT Condensed Course Design Clinic because of today’s significant storm (also known as a derecho) that impacted Story County and surrounding areas. Many of us have no power or internet. Therefore, we canceled the synchronous portion of the clinic (scheduled for August … Continue reading IMPORTANT: Aug. 11th CELT Course Design Clinic now asynchronous delivery