Weekly News and Tip, December 11, 2008

Tip - Planning Your Spring Classes
Once final grades for 2008 are in, take a break - then get a jump on planning your spring teaching. This site, from the Derek Bok Center at Harvard, can help you organize your thinking on planning course outcomes and syllabus.

Three CELT Announcements

  • CELT Seeks New Associate Director. This is a part-time position for current, tenured faculty at Iowa State University. The successful candidate will begin working with CELT March 1, working around current teaching responsibilities. For more information, see the job listing. If you have questions, contact CELT Director Steve Mickelson at estaben@iastate.edu.
  • CELT Survey Underway. Don't forget to complete the CELT survey of ISU faculty and instructors. This survey will help us plan activities that promote student learning, professional development of the teaching faculty and staff, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Please look for the link to this survey in your email and respond as soon as possible.
  • New Miller Grant Guidelines Online. CELT has placed updated Miller guidelines and evaluation rubric online. Proposals for next year's Miller Grants are due by Monday, February 2, 2009.

FYI - Idea Center Mini-Papers on Instruction
The Idea Center at Kansas State has long had a great collection of materials to improve college teaching. Now, working with the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), the Idea Center has an updated set of brief papers written to support enhancement of college teaching. They may make for thought-provoking reading over break.

The CELT staff wishes you a successful end to the semester and a great break! The News and Tip will return on Thursday, January 8, 2009.

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