Weekly News and Tip, April 23, 2009

Tip - More Ideas for Semester’s End
Ending a class well is almost as important as beginning it well. For ideas on what to do on the last day of class, see:
A Berkeley Compendium, Suggestion 166. Devote the last day of class to an overall review
University of Arkansas, Better Endings: What to Do in the Last Day of Class

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

  • Join us on April 28 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 1230 Communications for Engaging Students Online: ISU Course Showcase. Nancy Gruden-Shuck, Associate Professor, Ag Ed & Studies, Rema Nilakanta, Instructor, C&I, and Linda Westgate, Introductory Biology Teaching Lab Coordinator, will share their experiences using WebCT GOLD to engage students in face-to-face and distance learning courses. Attendees will preview “Next Generation” upgrades to come in WebCT GOLD and discuss ideas for sharing effective practices in eLearning. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

FYI - Information Sessions for Honors Seminars; Learning Communities Institute; Training for Mentors in Undergraduate Research
  • Information sessions for Honors seminars Fall ’09 instructors will be held at 11-11:50 a.m. and 12:10-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 in 1155 Jischke Honors Building. Information sessions for anyone interested in teaching a seminar in Spring 2010 or later will be held 12:10-1 and 1:10-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in 1151 Jischke. Questions? Contact Susan Yager, syager@iastate.edu.
  • There’s still time to register for the 11th Annual Learning Communities Institute, Monday, May 11 at the Scheman Building, Iowa State Center. You are welcome to attend all or part of the day. Please attend and invite your colleagues. The simple online registration process should take less than a minute. Register for the Learning Communities Institute.
  • An Undergraduate Research Workshop for Mentors will be held Wednesday, May 13, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Jischke Honors Building. All who will mentor undergraduates in research programs (REUs, Honors research, etc.) are welcome. Questions? Contact Susan Yager, 4-4372.

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