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Help Spread Some #CyThx Magic

#CyThx is back and we encourage all Cyclones to send a shout-out to anyone you appreciate at Iowa State!

Whether it's your super-inspiring instructor who encouraged you, your coffee shop buddy who knows your order by heart, your new lab partner, or your colleague who offers inspiration, here's your chance to give them a virtual high-five. Your gratitude can remain anonymous, or we can shout it from the rooftops. Either way, the smiles you'll create are bound to light up Iowa State.

Campus-wide recognition will occur after fall semester grade submission, which includes campus leadership. Questions? Email us at

#CyThx collaborative recognition project partners include the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Graduate and Professional Student Senate, ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Engagement, Student Government, and Student Union Board.

Applications Due December 11th

The Miller Faculty Fellowship Program

The Miller Faculty Fellowship Program serves as a testament to the university's commitment to academic excellence. It provides recipients opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in university undergraduate academic programs. It also allows recipients to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning. These projects span various disciplines and educational approaches, making the program a true catalyst for growth and progress.

New this year is the opportunity for applicants to provide proposals specifically focused on generative AI in the classroom. If you would like

your proposal to be considered as part of this focus, please indicate this

in your proposal form.

For more details on the Miller Faculty Fellowship Program:

  • Consider using the Miller Proposal Guide to help you through the process.
  • Schedule a one-on-one consultation on December 1.
  • New for 2024-25, the maximum request for funding has doubled from $25,000 to $50,000. There are also opportunities to receive summer stipend funding.
  • Follow the application directions, and submit your Miller Faculty Fellowship Program Proposal Form by Monday, December 11, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email us at


CELT Excellence in the Scholarship

of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award

Open to all Iowa State faculty members (both term and tenure-track) or P&S employees with teaching appointments who meet the following requirements:

  • Attended one CELT-sponsored workshop/program in the last two years.
  • Iowa State employees at the time of the CELT Celebration (April 2024).
  • Nominations from colleagues, department chairs/supervisors, and self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

Successful awardees will receive a $1,500 one-time stipend and be recognized at the CELT Celebration on April 4, 2024. Submit your nomination by January 19, 2024.


Important Information


24/7 Canvas Support

As always, Canvas support is available 24/7 for assistance while our offices are closed. Follow the "? Help" icon in your left navigation bar in Canvas for all the support options available.


CELT’s Media Production team supports students and faculty with accessible course delivery and digital education technology providing professional multimedia content production services to instructors for online courses and media services for various projects beyond academic coursework, including marketing initiatives and grant proposals.

Media Production Information

Media Classroom Request Form


ISU Test Center now has a phone number for client support should you or your clients have questions related to the Test Center.

Clients are able to reach us during business hours or leave a voicemail during non-business hours, which will be followed up on the next business day.


Prefer a print version? Click below to view our Teaching Tip as a PDF.

CELT Teaching Tip for November 9, 2023.

Stay connected by visiting our CELT website.

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