Aug. 7, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
Leath will share Veishea decision this morning
President Steven Leath will share his decision on Veishea during a news conference today (Aug. 7), beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Follow live tweets from the event at @IowaStateUNews. News updates will appear in this Inside and on the ISU homepage after the news conference.
Anderson inspires, organizes workshop on spaceflight opportunities
Retired NASA astronaut and distinguished faculty fellow in aerospace engineering Clayton Anderson worked with the department to develop a 7-day workshop in spaceflight operations. The prototype is designed to give students a taste of the operational aspects of spaceflight training and Iowa State educators a first look at preparing students for new employment opportunities in commercial spaceflight.
Regents move toward a third Deloitte contract
The new contract, to be negotiated by executive director Robert Donley and approved by the board, is for an initial six-month "wave" in a business case aimed at finding savings and efficiencies in the three regent universities' purchasing operations.
New attraction developed for Veenker
The university's golf course is participating in an initiative that provides bees, butterflies and other pollinators with a sustainable, native habitat.
The following announcements were added this week:
Marston Hall closes this week for 18-month renovation
Pammel hill is closed Aug. 5-11
MU's annual art lending house concludes Aug. 7
ISU is on the "Best College for Your Money" list
Faculty professional development
Blackboard Learn open office hours
CELT will staff open office hours Aug. 13-15 and Aug. 20-22 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., 1200 Communications) for instructors and TAs to receive assistance with their Blackboard 9.1 courses. Clean up your course, get assistance or just use a dedicated place to work on your course -- with a CELT staff member present. Bring your own laptop.
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > UHR Training > Courses). Workshops will be held in 1230 Communications.
Workshop: Developing Your Course in Blackboard Learn, Aug. 11 (1:10-2:30 p.m.)
Workshop: Using Tests, Quizzes and Surveys in Blackboard Learn, Aug. 12 (1:10-2:30 p.m.)
Workshop: Creating and Managing Groups in Blackboard Learn, Aug. 12 (2:40-3:30 p.m.)
Workshop: Communicating with Students in Blackboard Learn, Aug 13 (1:10-2 p.m.)
Workshop: Capture a Lecture and/or "Flip" a Class with Panopto, Aug. 13 (2:10-3:30 p.m.)
Workshop: Grade Center Essentials and Beyond in Blackboard Learn, Aug. 14 (1:10-3 p.m.)
Workshop: Designing Your Course to Promote Student Success in Blackboard Learn, Aug. 14 (3:10-4 p.m.)
Conference: University Teaching Seminar, for all new faculty and teaching assistants, Aug. 19 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Union), registration closes Aug. 12
Provost office program
Provost office workshop series
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity president and CEO, will present three workshops on faculty professional development Sept. 11-12 in the MU Pioneer Room. Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > UHR Training > Courses > 'Enroll' next to 'SVPP').
Re-thinking Mentoring, Sept. 11 (2-3:30 p.m.), for administrators, deans, associate deans, chairs, directors
Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy, Sept. 12 (9-10:30 a.m.), for pre-tenure faculty
Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career, Sept. 12 (2-5 p.m.), for mid-career tenured faculty
Seminars and conferences
The following event was added this week:
Iowa State approved to offer Navy officer program
Iowa State has been approved to offer a U.S. Navy officer-commissioning program for active duty sailors to receive an engineering bachelor's degree before entering the Navy's nuclear power training school.
Stephens Auditorium curtain restoration completed
As part of a year-long process to clean and repair it, the iconic stage curtain at Stephens Auditorium was taken down last month -- the first time ever -- so workers could replace the back lining. Video.
Office for Responsible Research director finalists:
Lisa Leiden, Seton Healthcare, Austin, Texas, Aug. 8 (9:30-11 a.m., MU Oak Room)
David Ayer, Indiana University, Bloomington, Aug. 11 (9:30-11 a.m., MU Oak Room)
David Gillum, Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Aug. 12 (9:30-11 a.m., MU Oak Room)
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