Weekly News and Tip, September 11, 2008

Tip - More about Discussion
Last week's Tip mentioned ways to get students talking in class. This week's Tip offers more ideas on how to keep a discussion going and how to get lots of students participating. Learn more.

Announcements - CELT and Campus Events

  • Learn about ISU's course management system, its tools and features, and how to customize a homepage for your course at Introduction to WebCT GOLD, Wednesday, September 17, 10-11:30 a.m., 1230 Communications.
  • Find out about new computer applications in teaching at You Tube and TeacherTube: Introduction to Video Sharing Websites, Tuesday, September 23, 9-11 a.m., 1230 Communications.

    Register for the CELT events above via AccessPlus > HRS Training > Continue > Courses.
    Contact us at 294-5357 or celt@iastate.edu if you have difficulty using AccessPlus.

  • At What We Learned by Leading Study Abroad Programs, faculty and staff program directors will share their experiences of teaching students abroad. Wednesday, September 17, 12-1:30 p.m., Pioneer Room, Memorial Union. All are welcome.

FYI - Conference on Faculty in STEM Fields; Honors Seminars
  • Iowa State University, the ISU ADVANCE Program, and the American Council on Education are hosting a conference on faculty careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields on October 10-11. "The New Norm of Faculty Flexibility: Transforming the Culture in Science and Engineering" will take place all day Friday and Saturday morning at the Iowa State Center (Scheman Building and Fisher Theater). Registration for ISU faculty, staff and students is only $75 through September 15. Participants can register through the conference Web site.
  • The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for one- or two-credit seminars addressing topics of interest to Honors students. Tenure-eligible and non-tenure eligible faculty as well as advanced graduate students with teaching experience are welcome to apply. Application deadline is Monday, September 15. See details.

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