Category: Teaching News

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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

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Accommodating all learners and creating accessible online classrooms (AACU)

Dec 11, 2020, on the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Blog Melissa A. Parenti and Jennifer Pope Frawley As many institutions continue to transition from in-person to online learning environments, it is important that college faculty consider the needs of all types of learners—including students with visible and invisible disabilities, first-time online learners, … Continue reading Accommodating all learners and creating accessible online classrooms (AACU)

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Application deadlines for Promoting Active Learning & Mentoring (PALM) Network Fellows

2021 Application Deadlines: Jan. 30, April 30, July 30, and Oct. 30 Notice: PALM is compatible with COVID-19 travel restrictions!  While direct, in-person mentoring is ideal, PALM Fellows and mentors can also complete PALM requirements through virtual interactions. What Is the PALM Network? The Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network was established to increase the … Continue reading Application deadlines for Promoting Active Learning & Mentoring (PALM) Network Fellows

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Five factors for success in remote assessment (Teaching Tip)

As you prepare for your final exams, consider the following factors: Ask yourself: What ways can my students demonstrate what they know? How can I make it more meaningful/authentic? How can I incorporate knowledge creation? Consider the impact of proctored exams. Faculty should consider other assessment strategies to adapt to our unprecedented situation, only using proctored exams when … Continue reading Five factors for success in remote assessment (Teaching Tip)

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Prepare for grade submission on Dec. 9th (2:15 p.m.)

To help with grade submission efficiency, we want to help you best prepare your Gradebook in Canvas now, rather than during finals week. Follow five of the seven steps outlined on the End of Semester Checklist page. Then, finish with the last two steps when you are ready to submit the grades and retain your records.

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Arrange for course reserves ASAP (ISU Library)

Plan ahead to work with Course Reserves to prepare required materials for your winter and spring courses, whether interested in articles & chapters, books, DVDs, or streaming video. Request your materials now via Canvas by following our Course Reserve guides to enable, request items, and use the module. For questions about reserve items, their copyright, or how to use them in Canvas, email Course Reserves … Continue reading Arrange for course reserves ASAP (ISU Library)

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New required syllabus statement on free expression

Iowa State has adopted a new required syllabus statement to affirm the university’s commitment to free expression. The statement, available on the Required & Recommended ISU Syllabus Statements page (and below), was developed in consultation with the Faculty Senate executive board and is to be used verbatim for all Iowa State University courses beginning with the upcoming … Continue reading New required syllabus statement on free expression