Weekly News and Tip, October 2, 2008

Tip - Have Students Turn in their Lecture Notes
Requiring students to turn in their lecture notes a few times per term may help them better understand the material. This practice also offers instructors a chance to see where students are having difficulties. If students organize these notes with a table of contents, they can use the assignment as a way to think about the "big picture." See more on this idea.

Announcements - News, CELT Events
Register for CELT via AccessPlus > HRS Training > Continue > Courses.
Contact us at 294-5357 or celt@iastate.edu if you have difficulty using AccessPlus.

  • What is Scholarship of Teaching and Learning? Find out at a brown-bag session, Monday, Oct. 6, from 12:10-1:30 p.m. in 2030 Morrill.
  • A workshop for graduate students, ABCs of Grading, will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, 3:30-5 p.m., 2030 Morrill.
  • Managing Course Content in WebCT GOLD, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9-10:30 a.m., 1230 Communications.

Keep in mind that CELT Is once again offering TEACH grants of up to $1250 for faculty development at the department level. Grant requests must be submitted on or before October 15 info. More information.

Disability Awareness Week is October 6-10! Related campus events, tours, and other information.

FYI - Joan Williams Here Oct. 9; Museum Events
  • Don't forget that Joan Williams will present on work-life balance, Thursday, Oct. 9. Dr. Williams, who will be on campus for the ADVANCE conference, is a law professor and author of Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About it (Oxford, 2000). Please register via AccessPlus (AccessPlus > Employee > HRS Training > Courses) by Monday, Oct. 6 for these events, all to be held in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room:
    • 8:30-10 a.m.
      Work-Life Issues for Post-docs at Iowa State: A Workshop, or, “How to Have a Successful Career that Doesn’t Devour Your Life!
    • 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, or 1:30-3 p.m.
      Work-Life Issues for Graduate Students at Iowa State: A Workshop, or, “How to Have a Successful Career that Doesn’t Devour Your Life!
    • 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
      Why Family and Work Conflict and What to do About It
  • Today at 4 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, public artist Bill Barrett will speak on A Personal Journey: Exploring Calligraphic Sculpture. Some of Barrett's work is on campus, including the new sculpture garden south of Morrill Hall. Tomorrow, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. is the dedication of the Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden. Tours, refreshments; all are welcome.

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