CELT Teaching Spotlight

CELT Teaching Spotlight

In our teaching tips, we are highlighting the work of successful instructors and staff from across Iowa State University. We have asked them to share their highlights from the classroom, ideas for successful teaching and learning, and share their favorite CELT program.

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CELT Teaching Spotlight: Lesya Hassall

Hassall received the Excellence in Instructional Support COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Award for CELT’s Course Design Institute program’s effective leadership.

CELT Teaching Spotlight: Alice Alipour

Alipour received the Excellence in Remote Instruction COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Award for transforming and improving the delivery of CE 332: Structural Analysis I, one of the most challenging courses in the structural engineering program.

CELT Teaching Spotlight: Alejandro Plastina

Plastina received the Excellence in Remote Instruction COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Award for adapting ECON 330: Advanced Farm Business Management to an exceptional hands-on but entirely online format.

CELT Teaching Spotlight: Jameel Kelley

Kelley, a graduate student, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, received the Graduate Student Teaching Impact COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Award for becoming a trusted and indispensable resource for students with limited coding experience.

CELT Teaching Spotlight: Nicole L. Hayes

Nicole L. Hayes, Ph.D. Candidate, Social Psychology, will graduate in the spring of 2021 from Iowa State University. Recently, Hayes received the Graduate Student Teaching Impact COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Award.

CELT Teaching Spotlight: Grant Thompson

Thompson received the Excellence in Excellence in Remote Instruction COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards for, “outstanding virtual delivery of HORT 240: Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines, and for enduring improvements to student accommodations.”

CELT Teaching Spotlight: Claudia Lemper-Manahl

Lemper-Manahl received the Excellence in Face-to-Face Instruction COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards for, “leadership and creativity in ensuring the safety of students and staff in undergraduate in-person microbiology labs.”

CELT Faculty Spotlight: Kelly Reddy-Best

Reddy-best shared, “Designing a purposeful environment has been crucial. I do this by building teams and giving structure to how these teams will interact. This step creates a sense of community in a large-enrollment course where students might feel “lost” in the sea of people.”

CELT Faculty Spotlight: Alex Ramirez

Alex Ramirez, Chair of the CELT Advisory Board is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM)and Interim Assistant