Engineering dean candidates will visit in March
Faculty can find answers at Workday forum
The faculty forum
-- offered four times -- provides a targeted look at how Workday and improved service delivery will impact teaching, research and extension work.
Five questions with the vice president for diversity and inclusion
While striving to make campus welcoming to all is more urgent than ever, Reginald Stewart
has shown in his three years as Iowa State's chief diversity officer how vital that work is off-campus, too. In an interview, Stewart talked about his approach to diversity and inclusion.
Teaching assessment methods may soon broaden
Using several methods to evaluate faculty teaching effectiveness, instead of relying principally on student ratings of instructors, will be among the recommendations later this spring from a task force studying how to improve teaching assessment
West campus road, utility projects resume during spring break
Time to take a break
A new program from student wellness provides self-directed activities designed to help people relax and take time for themselves. The Tap Room
is a mobile offering that can be set up at locations across campus.
The following announcements were added this week:
- Reminder: Employees must activate login requirement by March 1
- Emerging leader application deadline extended to March 15
- Seminar on P&S classification/compensation study set for March 12
- Registration is open for summer youth fitness program
CIRAS to launch new manufacturing lab in research park
With a donation of more than $100,000 from Alliant Energy, the Center for Industrial Research and Service will open a laboratory
this summer in the ISU Research Park to help Iowa companies experiment with new digital manufacturing technologies.
Protecting the environment by crunching the numbers
Assistant professor Rana Parshad uses mathematics to assist those trying bring an end to the growing problem of invasive species
in the state.
Making the classroom more inclusive
College of Human Sciences faculty and staff share what they learned during a yearlong "Mission Inclusion"
seminar -- a focus on ways faculty could enhance their teaching to examine inclusivity, equity and representation.
Coordinated calculus synchronizes course materials across all sections
The mathematics department is offering students increased freedom and flexibility with coordinated calculus
, an innovative approach to teaching undergraduate calculus classes.
Open houses and receptions
- Retirement, Rick Pervier, facilities planning and management, power plant, Feb. 28 (no public event)
- Retirement, Ruth Braymen, admissions office, Feb. 28 (2-4 p.m., Enrollment Services Building third floor)
- Retirement, Ed Logan, Memorial Union, March 1 (10 a.m.-noon, MU Maintenance Shop)
- Retirement, Barb Cole, central bakery, ISU Dining, March 1 (12:30-1:30 p.m., large conference room, lower level of Knapp Storms dining complex, enter on west side, parking in lot 61)
- Farewell and retirement, Nancy Olson and Stephen Veysey, chemistry, March 1 (2-3:30 p.m., remarks at 2:30 p.m., Hach Hall atrium)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.
All forums are 2-3 p.m. in the Howe Hall auditorium.
- Candidate 1, March 4
- Candidate 2, March 11
- Candidate 3, March 14
- Candidate 4, March 25
- Candidate 5, March 27
Brunnier Art Museum renovation starts next month
Demolition has begun quietly on the east side of the Scheman Building's top floor, but following a Feb. 28 donor reception, the Brunnier Art Museum entrance will be encased in plywood and a five-month renovation will take off.
'Sense and Sensibility' concludes this weekend
The final three performances of an ISU Theatre adaption of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" are March 1-3. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets ($18) are available via Ticketmaster or at the Fisher box office prior to each show.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.
Provost office programming
- Faculty workshop, Preparing for a Successful P&T Review, with associate provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince and vice president for research Sarah Nusser, for new tenure-eligible faculty, March 7 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Call for 2019-20 SoTL scholars
CELT's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars Program is a yearlong experience focused on writing questions for classroom-based research, implementing quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques, and articulating the types of evidence that can be used to help answer SoTL research questions. More information
is online. 2019-20 scholar online applications
are due March 29. Questions may be directed to CELT faculty fellow Ann Gansemer-Topf
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching programming
- Workshop, Personalized Learning in Canvas (Track 2), March 11 (9:30-11 a.m.)
- Workshop, Video Instruction and Learning in Canvas (Track 2), March 12 (10-11:30 a.m.)
- Workshop, Inclusive Classroom, March 13 (2:10-5 p.m.)
- Workshop, Rubrics and Outcomes in Canvas (Track 2), March 14 (3-4:30 p.m.)
- Workshop, Your Canvas Course on Smart Devices (Track 2), March 15 (9:30-11 a.m.)
- Seminar, ISU Online Learning Community, March 15 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
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