Category: Teaching News

Dedicated to news and announcements for the CELT community.

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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

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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)

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)

Follow-up: Tips, tricks & opportunities for grading in Canvas (ISU Online Learning Community)

Below please see the notes from the ISU OLC meeting on grading in Canvas which took place on Friday, March 12: Grading in Canvas Drs. Amani Elobeid (Economics) and Cristina Bonaccorsi (Chemistry) shared their tips on grading in Canvas: Stay on top of your grading: Use the Message Students Who function in the gradebook to … Continue reading Follow-up: Tips, tricks & opportunities for grading in Canvas (ISU Online Learning Community)

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Quality Matters (QM) resources you can use any time 

As an institutional member of Quality Matters, you can access valuable resources to guide your online course design and improve student experiences. Create an account on the MyQM website and check out an impressive list of the following resources:  The QM Rubric: Evaluate your course design with these QM research-based standards organized into a convenient rubric. Use a Course Review Management System (CRMS) inside your MyQM account to self-review your course.  ISU … Continue reading Quality Matters (QM) resources you can use any time