Category: Teaching News

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Watch for info about Teaching and Learning Academy, Teaching Partners Program, and SoTL Scholars!

We will be sharing the 2021-2022 information for the following programs in the upcoming weeks: SoTL Scholars is a year-long program that provides a framework and mentorship to help a faculty member (term, tenure-track, tenure) complete a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research project. Teaching and Learning Academy is a year-long program that addresses … Continue reading Watch for info about Teaching and Learning Academy, Teaching Partners Program, and SoTL Scholars!

Pandemic pedagogy research symposium

Proposals sought for the 2021 Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium (Due Mar. 15)

Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2021 Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium to be held online on Wednesday, May 5. The Symposium is co-sponsored by Duke Learning Innovation, the Center for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan, and Penn’s Online Learning Initiative. The Symposium is designed for interactive presentations and panel discussions on new and … Continue reading Proposals sought for the 2021 Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium (Due Mar. 15)

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Join a new Teaching and Learning Community focused on Argument-Based Learning

This method uses argumentation (critical thinking + discourse) to deepen student learning. It pushes students to defend their thinking and reasoning, and in the process, become more aware of their misconceptions and biases. It’s been tested and shown to be effective in STEM courses, especially in K-12 classrooms. This learning community will explore its feasibility … Continue reading Join a new Teaching and Learning Community focused on Argument-Based Learning

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Seminar Series, Striving towards inclusion in academic biology (Society for the Advancement of Biology Education)

An initiative in spring 2021 sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) focused on promoting awareness, understanding, and commitment to change academic biology environments to be more inclusive. All 1-hour sessions will be virtual and administered through Zoom; sessions will be recorded and posted on the SABER website. This series … Continue reading Seminar Series, Striving towards inclusion in academic biology (Society for the Advancement of Biology Education)

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Finding one more way to encourage academic integrity (Teaching Tip)

Exams are a wonderful way for students to assess their learning and instructors to note progress. But how do we help encourage academic integrity within the testing environment? In addition to including an academic integrity statement on your syllabus, consider one of the following: Before exam time, discuss with students how integrity, honesty, and responsible … Continue reading Finding one more way to encourage academic integrity (Teaching Tip)

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How can promoting academic integrity improve learning outcomes for students? (20-Minute Mentor)

How can promoting academic integrity improve learning outcomes for students? (20-Minute Mentor) In this 20-minute session, you’ll come away with expert strategies from Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Penn State University, The Teaching Professor a world-renowned teaching and learning specialist that will move students toward becoming effective learners with integrity, allowing them to pursue understanding, … Continue reading How can promoting academic integrity improve learning outcomes for students? (20-Minute Mentor)

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Upcoming opportunities with the ISU Writing and Media Center

Upcoming Writing and Media Center faculty and staff webinars Join the ISU Writing and Media Center (WMC) to enhance your writing and communication skills, see the opportunities listed on their faculty and staff workshops page. Questions? Email writectr@iastate.edu or call 515-294-5411. How to Write a Memorable Profile: Being intentional about organization, vocabulary, and quotes, Feb. … Continue reading Upcoming opportunities with the ISU Writing and Media Center

Welcome to the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity - Mar. 3 isthe pre-conference, Conferenc on Mar. 4-5

Register to attend the 21st Annual Thomas L. Hill ISCORE: Iowa State Conference on Race & Ethnicity

You are invited to the 21st Annual Thomas L. Hill ISCORE: Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (March 3-5, 2021) It has been a challenging year, full of social and political issues that have threatened to divide the campus, community, and country. It is more critical than ever that we find ways to come … Continue reading Register to attend the 21st Annual Thomas L. Hill ISCORE: Iowa State Conference on Race & Ethnicity

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Why don’t they attend? 12 ways to boost student participation in synchronous sessions

Why don’t they attend? (Teaching Tip) 12 ways to boost student participation in synchronous sessions Attendance expectations continue to be challenging due to Covid-19. In the fall semester, we heard from students that they needed and appreciated the flexibility in accessing lecture material; however, they sought more in-real-time experiences. We also heard from instructors that … Continue reading Why don’t they attend? 12 ways to boost student participation in synchronous sessions