Weekly News and Tip, February 26, 2009

Tip - How Can I Create a Good Mid-Term Exam?
It takes time and concentration to create a fair and valid mid-term examination. For specific, practical advice on this topic, including how to construct multiple-choice exams, see:

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.

  • Ann Marie VanDerZanden will present ways to reflect on and improve your teaching with Bloom’s Taxonomy, Monday, March 2, from 2:30-4 p.m. in 2030 Morrill.
  • Learn to use a new WebCT application with Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism Using the New WebCT Tool SafeAssign, Wednesday, March 4, from 2:10-3:30 p.m. in 1230 Communication.
  • Several other WebCT workshops are coming up on the next several days, all in 1230 Communication:
    • Introduction to WebCT GOLD, Friday, March 6, 9-10:30 a.m.
    • Communication Tools and Strategies, Tuesday, March 10, 10-11:30 a.m.
    • Managing Course Content, Wednesday, March 11, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • LAS Master Teachers Panel on "Liberal Arts and Sciences with Practice," Wednesday, March 11, 3:10-4:30 p.m., Campanile Room.

FYI - Presentation on Effective Scientific Communication
Deb Satterfield, associate professor of Art and Design, will speak on the effective design of scientific posters, Thursday, March 5, 4:10-5 p.m. in Room 210, Bessey Hall. All are welcome.

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