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What is featured?

Monday, 17 Aug 2020

Semester begins

Aug 17, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of classes for fall semester.

Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020

Conference: CELT Teaching Symposium

Aug 18, 2020

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Conferences Training, development

A half-day program encompassing best teaching practices and student support resources available at Iowa State. New faculty, staff with a teaching role and graduate teaching assistants will learn from Iowa State's educators about how to prepare for a successful first semester of teaching, and explore CELT's services, resources, and professional development opportunities.

Webinar, Synchronous Communication Tools - An Overview and Best Practices

Aug 18, 2020

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

From Webex meetings to Webex Trainings to Zoom to MS teams, there are many communication tools that you can use to interact effectively and engage with students. This session walks you through the logistics of these technologies and best practices for engaging synchronously with students.

Thursday, 20 Aug 2020

Webinar, Let's talk Canvas Gradebook

Aug 20, 2020

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This 50-minute online webinar will offer practical tips for using Canvas Gradebook for efficient grading. Upon completion, you will be able to calculate grades, use gradebook filtering and sorting functions and optimize the Speegrader for your teaching needs. The webinar will incorporate a 20-minute Q and A block, in order to address participants' questions specific to using Canvas Gradebook.

Friday, 21 Aug 2020

Grand opening: ISU Creamery

Aug 21, 2020

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2953 Food Sciences Building

free

Food Science and Human Nutrition Special events Student activities

The ISU Creamery retail store is an experiential educational component in the department of food science and human nutrition. Ice cream can be purchased by the scoop ($3-$5) or carton ($12 for 32 ounces). Six traditional flavors are available, with college-themed flavors coming in October. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted (not CyCash or Dining Dollars).

Web talk, Using Flipgrid to Meaningfully Engage Remote Students

Aug 21, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Flipgrid is an engagement platform that reaches beyond the Discussion Board, allowing students and educators to meaningfully engage with one another through video.

Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020

Webinar, Engaging Students through Polls and Group Work

Aug 26, 2020

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Join Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) staff Karen Bovenmyer and Gretchen Anderson (Program Coordinators) as they share strategies for dynamic engagement via synchronous class sessions. They will describe and model ways in which instructors can create active learning experiences using Top Hat, Webex, Zoom, and MS Teams.

Webinar, Synchronous Communication Tools - An Overview and Best Practices

Aug 26, 2020

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM

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

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

From Webex meetings to Webex Trainings to Zoom to MS teams, there are many communication tools that you can use to interact effectively and engage with students. This session walks you through the logistics of these technologies and best practices for engaging synchronously with students.

Thursday, 27 Aug 2020

Web talk, Race REALLY matters. Discussion.

Aug 27, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

online only - via Zoom, Arizona State University’s HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project, & more

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

There is a great pandemic raging in our country. The roots of the pandemic have been lurking for a long time, but many of us were not affected by it until a few months ago. The pandemic strikes down innocent persons, often unsuspecting, and its widespread unpredictability makes it unsafe for persons to be in our classrooms, in our laboratories, and on our campuses. For many victims, their last thought is "I can't breathe."

Condensed matter seminar placeholder

Aug 27, 2020

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Online - zoom link TBA

Condensed Matter Physics

Placeholder event - note that our schedule does not sync up with the updated class times.

Virtual concert and chat: Lennon Stella

Aug 27, 2020

8:00 PM

Zoom

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Indie pop artist and actress Lennon Stella will perform a free 'virtual' concert and chat with Iowa State University students. The event is free, but students must register online with an ISU email address to receive a link to the virtual event the night of the show.

Friday, 28 Aug 2020

Web talk, Closeness at a Distance: How to Build Trust in Virtual Teams

Aug 28, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

online only - via Zoom from Yale University

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Group work and collaboration can profoundly increase students' motivation and achievement. However, instructors have only started to work out how to effectively manage teams in face-to-face settings. Now they wonder how to get trust and enthusiasm to develop in teams that only meet virtually.

Monday, 31 Aug 2020

Virtual town hall

Aug 31, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

via Webex or by phone

free

Office of the President Meetings, receptions

ISU faculty and staff are invited to join President Wendy Wintersteen and senior leaders for a discussion on the university's COVID-19 response, including testing, contact tracing and the work of university and local response teams.