Weekly News and Tip, January 29, 2009

Tip - Treating Students Fairly
Part of Iowa State’s stated mission is to increase and support diversity in the university community. The task of maintaining and developing diversity includes ongoing attention to avoiding bias in our classrooms.
Thoughts on diversity and complexity in the classroom.
Suggestions on avoiding gender bias.

Announcements - CELT Events
To sign up for CELT events, use AccessPlus > Employee > HRS Training > Courses. Contact CELT at 294-5357 or celt@iastate.edu if you have difficulty using AccessPlus.

  • Gloria Ladson-Billings, 2009 Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair, speaks on culturally relevant pedagogy, today, Thursday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., MU Gallery. Bring your lunch; beverages and desserts provided.
  • Adding Virtual Collaboration to Your Courses Using Wimba Classroom and Wimba Voice Tools, today, Thursday, Jan. 29,12:10-2 p.m., 1230 Communications.
  • Faculty Forum: Teaching Tips, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 12:10-1:30 p.m., MU Gallery. Invite a colleague and bring your lunch; beverages and desserts provided.
  • Graduate Student Programming: Preparing for Academic Interviews, Thursday, Feb. 5, 3:30-5 p.m., 2019 Morrill.
  • Second Life: Basic Building in Second Life, Friday, Feb. 6, 12-1:30 p.m., CELT space in Second Life: http://tinyurl.com/7cjzgx
  • Panel Discussion on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 12-1:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room.

FYI - CESMEE seminar; Honors Seminars; Campus Civility
  • A CESMEE seminar on Project Lead the Way, a national partnership among schools, industry, and universities to attract young people to engineering fields, will be held 11-11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2030 Morrill.
  • Proposals for Fall 2009 Honors Seminars are due to the Honors Program office, Jischke Honors Building, on Tuesday, Feb. 3. For information, contact Susan Yager, syager@iastate.edu or 4-4372.
  • Kathy Obear, president of Alliance for change, will speak on Civility on Campus, Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Obear will focus on improving communications skills among students when differing opinions are presented in class.

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