Weekly News and Tip, January 17, 2008

Tip - Creating Enthusiasm
It is widely reported in the research literature that one of the keys to successful teaching is to generate enthusiasm in the classroom. But how, exactly, can this be done? See some detailed suggestions on creating enthusiasm in discussion-based classes and large-format classes as well.

Announcements - CELT Programming; Miller reminder

  • CELT's spring programming kicks off next week with a special session for graduate students. "Going on the Academic Job Market," facilitated by CELT Assistant Director Donna Kienzler, offers an overview on how to seek an academic job, with an emphasis on vitae and cover letters. The session will be held 3-5 p.m. Thursday, January 24, in 1115 Pearson. Register for CELT events through AccessPlus (go to Employee > HRS Training > Continue > Courses).
  • Look for the full schedule of CELT programming for spring, now online.
  • Don't forget that applications for Miller Grants are due to your college dean, with an electronic copy to CELT Assistant Director Steve Freeman by Friday, February 1. Any ISU faculty member or team (tenured, tenure-eligible, adjunct, lecturer or clinician) may apply for a grant of $1000-$35,000 to develop innovative approaches to undergraduate teaching. More information on Miller Grants.

FYI - New phone number for Disability Resources Office

CELT lists sample syllabus statements regarding accommodation for students with disabilities, but the listed phone number for the Disability Resources office has changed. We are updating our web page, but please note that if you or your students wish to contact the Disability Resources office, the current number is 294-7220.

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