Weekly News and Tip, February 7, 2008

Tip - When Students (and You) Are Tired
Some of us teach large classes; some teach at night; we may even teach large classes at night. But the problem of tired-out students (and instructors) may strike even a small discussion class at 10 a.m.! For ideas on reaching students when they are tired, especially but not only in large classes, see this recent article from Academe Online, published by AAUP.

Announcements - CELT Programming
Register for CELT events via AccessPlus (go to the Employee tab, then to HRS Training > Continue > Courses).

  • Introduction to WebCT GOLD, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10-11:30 a.m., 1230 Communications
  • Graduate Student Programming: Preparing for Academic Interviews, Thursday, Feb. 14, 3:30-5 p.m., 1115 Pearson
  • Learn about effective practice in using end-of-term evaluations at the Faculty Forum: Student Evaluation of Teaching, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 12:10-1:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room. Bring your lunch; beverages and desserts are provided.

FYI - Study Abroad Session; Help for Your Students

  • Reciprocal Group Programs in Study Abroad. Program Directors for reciprocal programs to China and Costa Rica will share their experiences, Wednesday, Feb. 13, Noon, 142 Curtiss Hall. Sponsored by the Study Abroad Center, Global Agriculture Programs, Phi Beta Delta, SAEAC and CELT. For more information contact 294-6792.
  • Academic Intervention Program. Students who may need encouragement and support to succeed at ISU can find help in the Academic Intervention Program, within the Academic Success Center. This program offers a series of workshops for students on Academic Success Strategies. Learn more about the Spring 2008 workshops.
    If you have any questions, contact Jill Kramer (jillck@iastate.edu; 4-2467).

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