Weekly News and Tip, October 9, 2008

Tip - Using Clickers in Class
The CELT newsletter recently reported on faculty and student use of clickers over the last few semesters. We can now report that for the Fall 2008 term, 188 class sections within 42 separate courses are using clickers. A total of 14,000 clickers have been used across campus since fall semester 2006. Learn more about what students like about clickers, how faculty use them, and recommendations for clicker use.

Announcements - Upcoming CELT Events and Workshops
Register for CELT events via AccessPlus > Employee > HRS Training > Courses. Contact CELT at 294-5357 or celt@iastate.edu if you have difficulty using AccessPlus.

  • Learn about Managing Course Content in WebCT GOLD, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9-10:30 a.m. in 1230 Communications.
  • Hands-on Workshop for Improving Students’ Problem-Solving Skills: Diagnostic Pathfinder and Problem-Solving Learning Portal, a follow-up to last month's Faculty Forum, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m. in 1230 Communications.
  • Thinking about going abroad with students someday? Come to a Faculty Panel on Leading Study Abroad Programs, Monday, Oct. 20, 2-3:30 p.m., in 2030 Morrill.
  • An additional WebCT GOLD workshop, Creating Assessments in WebCT GOLD, will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 9-11 a.m. in 1230 Communications.

FYI - Forming a New Learning Community; Last Call for TEACH Grants
  • Doug Gruenewald and Steve Mickelson, co-directors of learning communities, will discuss starting a new learning community, including the funding application process, Thursday, Oct. 16, from 4-5 p.m. in 2015 Morrill Hall. To register, contact Jen Leptien, jenl@iastate.edu. More about learning communities.
  • The deadline to apply for CELT TEACH grants of up to $1250 for faculty development at the department level is October 15. More information about TEACH grants.

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