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What is featured?

Monday, 01 Jun 2020

Online Course Essentials (ONCE) workshop using the ISU Course Template

Jun 01, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (registration information below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The Online Course Essentials (ONCE) workshop is an interactive virtual event in which participants are introduced to a toolset consisting of the ISU course template in Canvas and a pedagogical process to help instructors plan for the online portion of their courses, regardless of whether the course meets face-to-face, virtually or some combination of the two.

Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

Taste for the Exotic: Porcelain in the Permanent Collection (Facebook LIVE)

Jun 03, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

University Museums' Facebook Page

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join Associate Curator Adrienne Gennett on the University Museum's Facebook page for this virtual program. She will use examples from University Museums' permanent collection of European and Asian porcelain to examine the Chinese and Japanese influences.

Thursday, 04 Jun 2020

POSTPONED: Professional and Scientific Council meeting

Jun 04, 2020

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

TBA

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

This meeting has been moved to June 25.

Friday, 05 Jun 2020

Web talk, Incorporating Active Learning into Online Teaching

Jun 05, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Active Learning is one of the Pillars of Scientific Teaching. In this week's happy hour, let's talk about how we maintain the sense of engagement participants of online SI experiences enjoy.

Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020

Online Course Essentials (ONCE) workshop using the ISU Course Template

Jun 09, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (registration information below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The Online Course Essentials (ONCE) workshop is an interactive virtual event in which participants are introduced to a toolset consisting of the ISU course template in Canvas and a pedagogical process to help instructors plan for the online portion of their courses, regardless of whether the course meets face-to-face, virtually or some combination of the two.

Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020

Webinar, Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

Jun 10, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (use link below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This conversation will be a starting place for implementing inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus for the upcoming year. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus and the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class.

Thursday, 11 Jun 2020

Online Workshop Series: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

Jun 11, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via Zoom (registration information below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

APPQMR (Applying the Quality Matters Rubric) is a virtual offering of the Quality Matters flagship workshop on the underlying principles of the Quality Matters rubric, an instrument for assessing the quality of online courses. Learn how to use the QM rubric as you apply it to a demo online course and recommend practical course improvements.

Friday, 12 Jun 2020

Web talk, Helping Students Identify & Mitigate Stress & Anxiety

Jun 12, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

COVID-19 not only disrupts students' educational pathways, but also their daily lives, impacting their emotional and mental well-being. During this SI Happy Hour will discuss strategies that can be used to help students recognize and mitigate the impact of stress and anxiety and improve student learning. This is one happy hour you won't want to miss.

Monday, 15 Jun 2020

Semester begins

Jun 15, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of classes for summer semester session II.

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020

Web talk, Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Teaching (CIRTL)

Jun 16, 2020

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

online only - via Blackboard Ultra from CIRTL

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

How do I synthesize and connect synchronous and asynchronous aspects of my course? How can I foster a blended learning environment that engages and promotes equity among all my students? This interactive online session explores the key choices an instructor makes in identifying the content and mode of learning between asynchronous and synchronous in online teaching and learning.

Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020

Art Walk: Conservation & Preservation (Facebook LIVE)

Jun 17, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

University Museums' Facebook Page

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Learn about how University Museums conserves and preserves the 30,000 objects in the collection. (Facebook LIVE)

Campus conversation: "What should I do? White action and accountability to combat anti-blackness and systems-based racism"

Jun 17, 2020

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Webex

free

Diversity and Inclusion Office Diversity Lectures Training, development

"What should I do?" A virtual space for Iowa State employees, particularly white allies, to have a dialogue and learn recommendations on how to use their power and privilege to avoid perpetuating anti-blackness and systemic racism. A panel of Iowa State employees will be followed by small group discussion and moderated Q&A. Registration is required; spots are first-come, first-served.

Thursday, 18 Jun 2020

Webinar, Choose your instructional tool adventure (Communication)

Jun 18, 2020

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (use link below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

CELT's Choose Your Instructional Tool Adventure focuses on various instructional strategies found on the CELT website and demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these tools in a Canvas course. Instructional support staff from across campus will facilitate each 30-minute byte. These 30-minutes builds on concepts covered in the Canvas Mini-Bytes training videos on the CELT instructional strategies pages.

Friday, 19 Jun 2020

Web talk, Tips and tricks for Building Online Courses

Jun 19, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

You may be in the process of designing online or hybrid courses for Summer and Fall terms, building your STEM courses from the ground up for the very first time. In this SI Happy Hour presentation, Glen Davenport and Meghan Bathgate of the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning will share design strategies for online courses. The advice comes straight from student survey data but has been vetted by learning scientists.

Monday, 22 Jun 2020

CELT Summer Course Design Institute (June 22-25, mornings)

Jun 22, 2020

All day

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (registration information below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The CELT Summer Course Design Institute (CDI) focuses on course planning, building a student-centered course in Canvas, active engagement strategies, learning assessment techniques, designing a learner-centered syllabus, and implementing accessibility. The Course Design Institute is for four days. Each day consists of a required engagement in a 60-minute synchronous hands-on workshop followed by an optional 30-minute guided discussion.

Online course, An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (CIRTL)

Jun 22, 2020

All day

online only - via CIRTL

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching is a massive open, online course (MOOC) designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other aspiring faculty in STEM disciplines with an overview of effective college teaching strategies and the research that supports them. This course is also suitable for other interested university staff, faculty, and administrators.

Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020

Online Team-Based Learning (TBL) Workshop Series

Jun 23, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via Zoom (registration information below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Meghan Gillette, Associate Professor of Teaching (HDFS) and CELT Faculty Affiliate, will provide a virtual Online TBL Workshop Series on June 23, 24 & 25 from 1- 4:00 p.m. This workshop is for instructors (and those who support them) who already utilize Team Based Learning in their face-to-face classes and are interested in guidance for how to move the face-to-face TBL classroom online.

Thursday, 25 Jun 2020

Online meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Jun 25, 2020

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Webex

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

This council year-end meeting will be held at Reiman Gardens. Due to COVID-19 physical distancing precautions, in-person attendance will be limited to council members and invited speakers. The meeting will be open to all online via Webex (details below).

Webinar, Choose your instructional tool adventure (Study Tools)

Jun 25, 2020

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (use link below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

CELT's Choose Your Instructional Tool Adventure focuses on various instructional strategies found on the CELT website and demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these tools in a Canvas course. Instructional support staff from across campus will facilitate each 30-minute byte. These 30-minutes builds on concepts covered in the Canvas Mini-Bytes training videos on the CELT instructional strategies pages.

Friday, 26 Jun 2020

Web talk, Conceptualizing diversity in higher education

Jun 26, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

When we hear the word "diversity" in relation to higher education, what comes to mind? Please join Stanley Lo from the University of California San Diego as we discuss research on how higher education instructors conceptualize diversity in the classroom and how these conceptions inform their approaches to teaching and learning.

Saturday, 27 Jun 2020

College Creek Cleanup

Jun 27, 2020

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sections of College Creek throughout campus

free

Live Green Live Green

Small groups of volunteers will walk through designated sections of the creek along the banks and pick up trash. No time limit is required; all help is appreciated. Volunteers should register in advance and check in at the Forker Building parking lot.

Monday, 29 Jun 2020

Webinar, Top 10 tips for creating an accessible course

Jun 29, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (use link below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Creating accessible websites and digital materials in your educational environment reduces barriers and ensures that all students encounter your materials can understand and interact with them. Websites and digital materials that are not designed with accessibility in mind exclude a significant population of potential users from participating in an ever increasing internet dependent world.

Retirement reception: Pat Strah

Jun 29, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Webex

free

Operations and Finance Division Meetings, receptions

Pat Strah, budget assistant in the operations and finance division, is retiring after nearly 44 years of service to Iowa State. Email Lauren Schalinske for a link to the virtual retirement celebration.

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020

Webinar, Create an inclusive learning environment (no matter the course modality)

Jun 30, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (use link below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

The teaching-learning process is an inherently social act. Students interact with the instructor, their peers, and the course content throughout the learning process, often simultaneously in a learning environment. All of these interactions help shape their success in the course.

Web talk, Taking field experiences online

Jun 30, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Education in many STEM disciplines relies largely on field-based activities to meet key learning outcomes. Remote teaching of learning outcomes traditionally taught in field presents unique challenges for students, instructors, and institutions.

Online Course Essentials (ONCE) workshop using the ISU Course Template

Jun 30, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx (registration information below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The Online Course Essentials (ONCE) workshop is an interactive virtual event in which participants are introduced to a toolset consisting of the ISU course template in Canvas and a pedagogical process to help instructors plan for the online portion of their courses, regardless of whether the course meets face-to-face, virtually or some combination of the two.