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Thursday, 02 Oct 2014

Learning Community: Engaging Students through Writing

Oct 02, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

(Prerequisite: Currently teaching) While the possibilities for incorporating writing into a course are endless, these choices can also be overwhelming. What types of assignments will work in my course? How can I respond efficiently to student writing? Join the director of the Writing & Media Center for an in-depth, cross-disciplinary conversation on incorporating writing into courses across the curriculum.

Friday, 03 Oct 2014

Learning Community: Team-Based Learning

Oct 03, 2014

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Graduates of the TBL Teaching and Learning Circles are invited to participate in the TBL Faculty/Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Learning Community. We work as teams to optimize application exercises, readiness assurance tests, peer evaluation, and other aspects of course design, and also invite speakers to facilitate discussions of TBL theory, research and classroom application. Facilitator: Lisa Orgler, Lecturer, Horticulture

Monday, 06 Oct 2014

Flu Shot Clinic

Oct 06, 2014

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

205 Technical and Administrative Services Facility

free

University Human Resources Training, development

Occupational medicine staff will administer flu shots (while supplies last) weekdays from Oct. 6 to Oct. 17. No appointment is necessary. Bring your ISU ID card to the shot clinic and wear a short-sleeve or loose-fitting shirt for better access to your arm. Because parking is limited in front of TASF, consider walking or biking to the clinic.

Online Tele-Workshop: Multiweek course: Developing the Resilient Writing Spirit: How to Overcome Shame and Impostor Feeling - 1

Oct 06, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Online Tele-Workshop - National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development

Free

Academic Affairs Training, development

This is a 3-week workshop focused on developing one's sense of worthiness to express one's ideas and become prolific as a minoritized scholar.

Tuesday, 07 Oct 2014

Workshop: Write Winning Grant Proposals

Oct 07, 2014

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

Free (workbook purchase required)

Research Office Conferences Training, development

"Write Winning Grant Proposals," presented by John Roberts, Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops LLC. Organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research for faculty and staff. Registration is free; space is limited. The purchase of a $70-$75 workbook is required.

Roundtable: Using Zoom for Collaboration and Student Engagement in a Blended/Online Class

Oct 07, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

After using Zoom.us extensively in teaching, Dr. Stephens will highlight the benefits and limitations of this technology, including the students' perspectives. Particular focus on pedagogical techniques and a list of best practices will be shared followed by an open discussion to engage all attendees. Bring your portable device and try out discussed features during our meeting.

Service-Learning: A Teaching and Learning Circle

Oct 07, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This teaching and learning circle will offer a brief introduction to the topic of service-learning and progress into a deeper discussion of how to make meaning out of service-learning. Three essential elements, student self-efficacy, empathy, and problem-solving, will provide the framework for this on-going dialogue. Facilitated by University Professor Suzanne Hendrich

Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014

Brown Bag: Portfolio Development

Oct 08, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Memorial Union, Sun Room

free

ISU Advance Lectures Training, development

Learn how to package your professional credentials as you prepare materials for promotion to full professor. This session is targeted toward associate professors and their mentors, however, assistant professors and their mentors also would benefit. Presenters are CALS senior associate dean Joe Colletti and associate dean for academic and global programs David Acker. Please bring your lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.

Award-Winning Faculty Series: We're All in This Together: Techniques for Student Engagement

Oct 08, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Engineering professor Alan Russell shares his award-winning teaching techniques for connecting to the ever-changing student population at Iowa State. Learn how to improve student investment in your classroom, create classroom community, and help students visualize how disciplinary knowledge connects to exciting future careers.

Thursday, 09 Oct 2014

Library workshop: Scopus database

Oct 09, 2014

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Parks Library (room shared at registration)

free

University Library Special events Training, development

Scopus is a large, multidisciplinary database of peer-reviewed journal articles, books, conference proceedings and patents. This is a hands-on workshop with enrollment limited to 48.

Monday, 13 Oct 2014

Learning Community: Service-Learning

Oct 13, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Are you interested in developing, or enhancing, a service-learning component within your course? You are invited to join this dynamic, interdisciplinary group as we walk-through the process of integrating service-learning into the curriculum. These interactive sessions will include topical discussions, readings, and sharing of best practices.

Online Tele-Workshop: Multiweek course: Developing the Resilient Writing Spirit: How to Overcome Shame and Impostor Feeling - 2

Oct 13, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Online Tele-Workshop - National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development

Free

Academic Affairs Training, development

This is a 3-week workshop focused on developing one's sense of worthiness to express one's ideas and become prolific as a minoritized scholar.

Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014

HeartReach Mobile Lab

Oct 15, 2014

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Lot 29, north of Molecular Biology

$35-$95

ISU WellBeing Training, development

The HeartReach Mobile Lab will be doing heart disease and stroke screenings. Call 866-935-5432 to make an appointment.

Online Tele-Workshop: How to Have Healthy Conflict

Oct 15, 2014

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Online Tele-Workshop - National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development

Free

Academic Affairs Training, development

Do you often feel drained by departmental drama? Do feel unclear how to handle conflicts that arise in your department? Are you unsure when, where, and how to manage conflict with people who will be voting on your tenure?

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Connecting with Diverse Learners: How can we teach when people learn so differently?

Oct 15, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Leo Timms, award-winning Dairy Science and Morrill professor, shares how he uses context and application to relate to diverse learners both in his ISU classroom and in his experiences as an extension teacher. See how Leo's techniques for making science simple, understandable, and economical (where appropriate) connect with not only ISU's student population, but also farmers, grocers, and elementary children.

Training: Safe Zone 101

Oct 15, 2014

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

LGBT Student Services Center

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity Training, development

Safe Zone 101 Training is a 3-hour training program that uses interactive scenarios to prepare trainees in creating Safe Zones on campus. Faculty, staff and graduate assistants are welcome and encouraged to register. Part of Coming Out Week.

Research workshop: Submitting a competitive grant proposal

Oct 15, 2014

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

130 Design

free

Research Office Lectures Training, development

Uschi Niethammer, program officer for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), will make a presentation about this German government- and EU-funded agency and explain its culture, the wide variety of RFPs, review process and suggestions on how to submit a successful grant proposal to DAAD.

Thursday, 16 Oct 2014

POSTPONED: Workshop: Outdoor Learning Spaces: Adapt Your Classroom

Oct 16, 2014

3:10 PM - 5:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall, and a tour of local outdoor learning spaces

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Join professors Bill Graves (Horticulture) and Jim Colbert (Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology) as they showcase Iowa State's outdoor learning spaces and help you discover how to adapt your classroom for unique hands-on, experiential learning.

Friday, 17 Oct 2014

Learning Community: Team-Based Learning

Oct 17, 2014

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Graduates of the TBL Teaching and Learning Circles are invited to participate in the TBL Faculty/Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Learning Community. We work as teams to optimize application exercises, readiness assurance tests, peer evaluation, and other aspects of course design, and also invite speakers to facilitate discussions of TBL theory, research and classroom application. Facilitator: Lisa Orgler, Lecturer, Horticulture

Monday, 20 Oct 2014

Research workshop: Emerging opportunities and competitive NSF grant proposals

Oct 20, 2014

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall

free

Research Office Lectures Training, development

Mary Galvin-Donoghue, Division Director of Materials Research in the Directorate of Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the NSF will explain the agency's culture, review process and suggestions on how to submit a successful grant proposal to NSF. She will highlight specific programs and talk about emerging opportunities in the area of mathematical and physical sciences.

Forum: Real-World, Ill-Defined Problems: Collaborating Across Disciplines

Oct 20, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Professors Nell Gabiam (Political Science), Suzanne Hendrich (Food Science and Human Nutrition), Christina Gish Hill (Anthropology), and Jan Thompson (Natural Resource Ecology Management) share how they engaged students across four disciplines in learning about the complex problem of world hunger.

Online Tele-Workshop: Multiweek course: Developing the Resilient Writing Spirit: How to Overcome Shame and Impostor Feeling - 3

Oct 20, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Online Tele-Workshop - National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development

Free

Academic Affairs Training, development

This is a 3-week workshop focused on developing one's sense of worthiness to express one's ideas and become prolific as a minoritized scholar.

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014

Learning Community: Game Based Learning: Gamifying a Course

Oct 21, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Special Guest: Dr. Larysa Nadolny, School of Education, will share her experience and lessons learned from gamifying her 2014 Blackboard Catalyst award winning course.

Workshop: Creative teaching: Replacing problems with opportunities

Oct 21, 2014

12:10 PM - 12:10 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

What bugs you about your large lecture classroom? Your grading system? Your Blackboard sections? AESHM creativity researchers Sara Marcketti and Elena Karpova study students' creative thinking in their classrooms. Together, they have designed this workshop to help inspire ISU teachers' creativity--bring your "bug list" and learn different concrete techniques that will help you creatively solve problems throughout your career.

Panel: Open access and the land-grant mission

Oct 21, 2014

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Lectures Training, development

Harrison Inefuku, Digital Repository coordinator, and Emma Molls, scholarly communications and social sciences and humanities librarian, will join ISU faculty and researchers for a panel discussion on open access and research sharing, including using Digital Repository at Iowa State University to further the land-grant ideal that higher education should be accessible to all.

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Maximizing Student Attention: Low-Tech Effectiveness in Large Lecture Formats

Oct 22, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Do your students applaud at the end of a 50-minute lecture? Award-winning professor John Monroe, History, shows you how he builds engaging, dynamic lectures using narrative, effective visuals, and sequential outlines to guide 300 freshmen and sophomores through five centuries of western civilization. What is the story of your classroom?

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Leaders Workshop Series: Branding and Promotion

Oct 23, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cardinal Room, MU

Student Activities Center Training, development

In this session student leaders will learn how to create a consistent visual identity and brand for their student organization, as well as how to develop strategic marketing strategies that employ the use of traditional channels as well as social media.

Friday, 24 Oct 2014

Workshop: Advising and the Completion Agenda

Oct 24, 2014

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Higher education associations and national agencies are promoting President Obama's goal to increase the number of students who complete degrees, certificates, and other credentials by 2020. These associations and funding agencies are supporting institutions that promote degree completion. These efforts are not restricted to the United States but are part of the international higher education picture as well.

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014

Webinar: Engineering Self-Efficacy: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Encourage it in Engineering Learning Environments!

Oct 28, 2014

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2220 Hoover Hall or register https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8950789172197639426

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

In this FREE, highly interactive webinar from the Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT) project, learn HOW to apply research-based, best-practice teaching strategies to create engaging, motivating educational environments that encourage the persistence and success of all students, with special emphasis on diverse women and minority men in engineering!

Online Tele-Workshop: How to Ace your Qualifying Exams: Strategies to Help You Prepare and Perform at Your Peak

Oct 28, 2014

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Online Tele-Workshop - National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development

Free

Academic Affairs Training, development

Every graduate student must pass some version of the much-dreaded qualifying exam before being allowed to start dissertation research. But this critical rite of passage is rarely discussed in detail until it's almost too late!